Today's emails went from "we'll have our signage person look at it" to "we'll get our law director involved".
There may be some emergency legislation in their future.
That's good to hear, but here's something weird. In scanning their codified ordinances I couldn't find anything about parks. Most cities have a chapter on city parks (often in chapter nine) and sometimes they promulgate the rules right there. Painesville has nothing. The only thing I can find is in the administrative code where it established a parks and rec board.
On the plus side this means that the short-term fix may be as simple as telling a guy from the service department to go out with a strip of white tape and cover it up. The long-term fix would be getting a new sign made up, which may not be all bad considering this one looks like someone took a piece of metal and lettered it up using the sticky letters you can buy at Home Depot.
As an aside, it would be fun to wash my car in a city park or remove a city building but I see they've precluded both of those items.
Never ask if you can carry at a non-posted place, but always ask why you cannot at one that is!
Just because they offer call ahead seating doesn't mean you call ahead for carry permission.