Letter to the Editor
The Eureka City Council will be discussing electronic signs at their next meeting (April 7 at 6 p.m., Eureka City Hall). There are already electronic signs at several Eureka businesses, and a couple of them are on historic houses in residential neighborhoods. These signs have several drawbacks: They are illuminated and can annoy neighbors who may be trying to sleep. They complete for attention and contribute to visual blight. They are distracting to drivers. In order to compete, other business will also want electronic signs. Soon there will be hundreds all over town and we will no longer be a Victorian sea port of architectural significance — we will be awash in brilliance and glare like so many cities. Please attend the meeting and email or call council members.