Those of you used to getting a dose of anti-war protest on your way in and out of Prairie Village along Roe Avenue may have noticed a recent deficit of dissent.
John Quinly, the man who sued the city in 2006 because he was cited for exceeding the size limits placed on signs, has moved from his home on Roe Avenue just south of the intersection with 64th Street. Quinly had been convicted and fined $300 in October 2005 for violating the sign ordinance, but then fought the city with a lawsuit supported by the American Civil Liberties Union. (See an overview of the suit here). Quinly eventually prevailed, and the city’s ordinance was amended to allow for such political speech.
Construction crews have been at work on the house for the past couple weeks — and the familiar signs are gone.