VCPORA board member apologizes after removing campaign signs from Esplanade Avenue neutral ground

(Photo: Esplanade Avenue and neutral ground. | Infrogmation | CC Flickr)
A board member of a French Quarter advocacy nonprofit issued an apology Tuesday for an incident in which she removed two campaign signs along the Esplanade Avenue neutral ground last week.

The apology was issued in a statement by Jane Cooper, a member of the Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates Board of Directors, who acknowledged removing the signs leading up to the vote on the French Quarter Economic Development District sales tax on Dec. 5.

The letter doesn’t specify the precise locations of the signs.

“This was an impulsive reaction to an issue where advocacy had reached a passionate level,” Cooper wrote. “I acted in an inappropriate way and I am deeply sorry.”

Read the full statement here.