I missed the Thursday Daily Post article on Andrew Peceimer's sign placement contract due to being out of town, but given all of the talk around town about it, I had to go find a copy. Put this post in the category of just plain fun since I have absolutely no problem with any candidate paying to have their sign hosted on a business or residence so long as the expense is reported properly and the total square footage at the location is within code. The fun part for me was the negotiation being listed in the such detail. Steven Yeh owns the Beacon and Valero gas stations on B'way. The Peceimer-Yeh negotiations went like this according to the article
Peceimer said he went back another day and offered him $2 a day for a sign at each station until the election and Yeh declined the offer. Yeh made a counteroffer of $10 a day, which Peiceimer said was too expensive. The two settled on $5 a day, although Peiceimer admitted that he would have gone as high as $7 a day.
A word to the wise, the next time Andrew runs he better be prepared to pay the 7 bucks! Here's one of the signs