Kansas man warned about too many political signs

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Kansas man facing fines for the number of political signs in his yard. (KTRK)

City leaders in a Kansas City suburb say one man might be taking the election a little too seriously.

Matt Donegan has more than 30 election signs posted in his yard.

"It's a free speech thing. You guys are 100 percent violating Kansas law and First Amendment rights," Donegan told the city of Roeland Park, according to the homeowner during a phone interview with 41 Action News.

Donegan was given two notices by the city to remove the signs and given 10 days to comply.

It was then neighbors began to take notice.

"He's taken this process a little bit too far," said Dennis Way, who lives down the street from the home at 55th and Ash.

City officials passed a law in 2015 giving homeowners permission to have an unlimited number of political signs on their property 45 days prior to an election.

The city is still figuring out if it can enforce the ordinance, but Donegan said he is not budging, at least for now.
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