City Manager Matt Horn is quoted in the FL Times that the sign is legal.
Does this section of the city code not apply??
Geneva City Code, Section 350-30
No sign or other device for advertising purpose of any kind may be erected or established in the municipality except and provided as follows:
A. Signs in residential districts. No sign or other device for advertising purposes of any kind may be erected or established in any residential district except and provided as follows:
(1) Permitted nonresidential uses and legal nonconforming nonresidential uses, but not including home occupations or day nurseries, may display signs pertaining to the use of property having an aggregate total face area of not more than 30 square feet and not projecting beyond the principal building of such use to which they are attached more than 24 inches, except that where such nonresidential uses are set back from property lines, one sign may be erected in the ground, provided that such ground signs shall not exceed 15 square feet in total face area, shall not exceed five feet in height, shall be parallel to the lot frontage and shall be no nearer than 10 feet to any property line. If such freestanding signs face substantially at right angles to the road and/or display in more than one direction, they shall have a face area of not more than eight square feet per side, with no more than two sides.
It seems that it's excluded from the definition of a sign under Section 350-2B. But what else would one call it if not a sign?
Oh well, it'll be gone in a few weeks anyway, like the bad memory of this year's campaign.