Still stinging from the national attention it got from its attempt to have residents take down God Bless America signs, the city commission launched a resolution to fix the code and the mayor wants people to know to call them when they think there’s a problem and not those he says don’t care about their town.
“This whole matter of the sign business reflected badly on this community,” Mayor James F. Clements said. “People who live in Bartow probably got calls from others around the country asking what is going on over there. I want to thank Commissioner A.J. Jackson for the letter he wrote (to the newspaper) asking people to call us before calling some TV station because they’re only looking for dirt to broadcast.”
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