Previously I discussed the importance of the 1st amendment. In response to mine and many others' criticisms, the City Manager has announced that the city will no longer enforce the sign ordinance until such time it can be revisited by the Council.
The Mercury News also covered this story here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/29/east-bay-citys-sign-policy-stirs-election-season-first-amendment-debate/
But more than just the text of the story, it's important to understand the attitude and approach of the Council. Mr. Shuey and Mr. Wolfe tout their experience as one of their qualifications. Both Mr. Shuey and Mr. Wolfe voted in favor of this free speech restriction:
As they laugh, this isn't the experience I want on the Council.