Some of the signs put up on the University Colorado campus associated with today's Colorado Republican State Assembly were placed in areas that violated campus regulations and a city ordinance, officials say.
Sgt. David Kicera with the Boulder police said that the department received complaints about campaign signs that were placed along public streets near the CU campus.
The signs placed on medians near CU and along nearby sidewalks violated municipal law, Kicera said.
“You can't post signs on public rights of way,” he said, adding that signs supporting "a couple of candidates" were found to be in violation.
Boulder police contacted the CU police department who then reached out to organizers of the Colorado Republican State Assembly, taking place today at Coors Event Center, to inform them of the city issue.
The placement of the signs also violated CU rules, according to CU police Cmdr. Robert Axmacher.
“I can confirm that the organizers of the event were contacted and informed that signage that is up violated both municipal ordinance and campus regulations,” Axmacher said.
Axmacher said that organizers agreed to remove the signs as the assembly drew to a close this afternoon.
By 7:15 p.m. no political signs were visible on Baseline Road, along the CU campus' southern boundary. The only signs seen in the area of Coors Event Center were stacked near a pair of trash cans.
Axmacher could not provide information about which candidates in particular were the subject of the signs.
“The violation would apply to any group regardless of affiliation,” he said. “It was not about content."