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Everything’s a sign: marketing icon leads council discussion

Town council meeting —

A sign, by its very nature, is intended to attract attention.

And there is one sign drawing attention in La Conner before ever being installed.

Town council members at their Zoom meeting last week addressed the controversial 11-foot-tall Love La Conner marketing icon proposed for Gilkey Square, paid by hotel-motel tax revenue for tourism promotion.

Two main criticisms have arisen. Art commissioners reject it as art. Park commissioners agree that Gilkey Square is not the appropriate location.

Its design dwarfs the portable Love La Conner sign in tulip pots popular on Gilkey Square last year, en...


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