December 16, 2009 C-SPAN
From KRDO--'Obamaville' Sign Explained, Then Replaced:
COLORADO SPRINGS – We now know the reasons behind the "Welcome to Obamaville" sign near a homeless tent city at I-25 and Cimarron.
"You mention his name, you get some attention, I think that was the whole idea behind it," said Spencer Swann of Colorado Canyon Signs. "I didn't dream it up, but I thought it was a good idea. I thought that it would help some of these guys down here."
Swann designed the "Welcome to Obamaville: Colorado's Fastest Growing Community" sign on behalf of someone else, whose identity he wouldn't reveal. Swann also designed a new sign Thursday that replaced "Obamaville". The new sign reads: "Please help, we need firewood, propane and canned food."
"I thought it was just something to draw attention and help those folks," said Swann.