SHERIDAN, Colo. -- Paul Houston is a man on a mission. Since July, he has been fighting a one-man sign battle against Sheridan’s photo radar van program.
“I live in Denver, but it is much easier to take on a small city rather than the big city,” Houston said. “These vans are illegal in my view since they don’t have a real cop give you a ticket.”
On Saturday, Houston brought family, friends and signs to the corner of Federal Boulevard and Oxford Street, where his "slow patrol" wound up across the street from the Sheridan Celebrates festival.
He chose the spot to gather signatures for his petition to get the issue on the November ballot. But one of the festival organizers did come over to try to end the sign waving as the horn honking was messing up the the Arvada Philharmonic’s afternoon serenade.
A veteran and a self-proclaimed expert on the Constitution, he told the man, “I have every right to be here!”
The man left and the horn honking continued. The goal is to get enough people from Sheridan to sign up to rid the city of the ticket producing, white light flashing, radar vans.