Sign will stay

Brief by Central Staff

First Amendment – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

The anti-war signs on the side of Deb Juchem’s two-story building on First Street in Salida were in violation of the city’s sign code because they, when combined with signs on the front of the building, exceeded the allowable area.

But after the ACLU threatened litigation — the signs are political and the city generally does not enforce the sign code during election season — the city backed down.

Controversial sign in downtown Salida
Controversial sign in downtown Salida

Look closely, and you can see remnants of the “Reagan’s a Liar” sign that adorned the building back when R.T. Taylor owned it.