Last Week's The Coast News, page 1
Maggie Houlihan's image being on the art banners around town, and the fallout, caused great distress to many people. It became mired in fighting over what should/could be posted on the city light pole banners.
Houlihan's posthumous image in the community was strengthened by the banners. Her image is active in the current election and her endorsements were found on page 1 of The Coast News.
The banners let the people know she was a community hero and supported the arts. If you like arts and heroes vote for Maggie. Because that's no longer an option, people can vote for her quasi-proxies.
The expenditure of money on the page 1 advertisement is evidence that people believe Maggie is still an important political figure influencing elections. Perhaps, she was also a political figure when her image was placed on the city's streetlights?