East Boston Times reports that Logan Communications has proposed to place a 14 by 48 digital billboard on McClellan Highway property owned by a Hilton Gardens Inn. Logan Communications will be required under state law to give 15 hours per month for state public service messages. The City of East Boston may also request a minimum number of hours in exchange for approving the request. Community groups are arguing that the hotel’s owner agreed to put up no large signs […]
Reports from San Mateo, CA initially indicated the County was looking at potentially allowing the construction of billboards on county owned land along Highway 101 and Interstate 280. It did not take long before local citizen groups raised their concerns in correspondence to County Supervisors. The County responded by clarifying they will not be considering I-280 location but will be considering a feasibility study for LED signs along Highway 101 where billboards currently exist. Insider’s take is that there can always […]
Michigan Cities are reevaluating their sign codes in the wake of Reed V Gilbert according to oaklandcounty115 and a report prepared for planningmi.org. Cities are looking for the following sign code issues: Content based sign regulations which could potentially invalidate a sign code. Different sign rules for onpremise versus offpremise signs which could potentially invalidate a sign code. Having one set of rules for government/nonprofit building signs and another set of rules for business signs which could potentially invalidate a sign […]
The Demopolis Times reports that the Demopolis, AL City council has approved a zoning change to allow digital billboards in the city. The first digital sign will go up at Parr’s Chevron at the intersection of Highway 80 East and Highway 43.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports opposition to several proposed digital billboards in Oceanside, California. Local residents have circulated a petition asking the City Council to turn down the signs. The current sign ordinance allows as many as four digital boards on city-owned property. The council is interested in the revenue stream that would be available to the city. An earlier proposal had been turned down by the city council, but it looks like a revision will be approved as it […]
The Cullman Times reports that Cullman city council is considering new off premise sign rules. Cullman passed a 6 month moratorium in on new off-premises signs in January 2016 to give the city council time to decide how to amend the sign code. The existing sign code requires off-premise signs to be: 2,000 feet outside the downtown center 4,000 feet from any other off-premise sign No signs are allowed in the central business district. In B-1 and B-2 zones Insider’s […]
A proposal to to revise a Villa Rica, Georgia sign ordinance was vetoed by the Mayor. The Times Georgian reports that a proposal to increase the height of billboards to 75 feet to match the ordinance in nearby Marietta was presented to allow for better visibility to cars along Interstate 20.
The Chattanoogan reports that Red Bank Tennessee has passed a one year city-wide sign and billboard moratorium while city leaders decide on new billboard rules for the central business district. Insider’s take: Seems like overkill to put a moratorium in place in the entire city just so you can decide what the rules should be for one small part of the city.
Gainesville Georgia is considering whether to permit digital billboards according to the Gainesville Times. There are 70 billboards in Gainesville, most of which are owned by Fairway. The Times says that local property owner The Adams Company is supporting the signs as is Joe Wood President of local insurance company Turner, Wood & Smith. Insider’s take: Much easier to get digital signs approved when you have support of the local landowners and businesses.
On Tuesday the Arizona State Senate Committee on Commerce and Workforce Development voted down a measure to expand areas in the state where illuminated billboards would be allowed according to azdailysun. A similar bill had passed the Arizona State house. The committee members were concerned about the impact of additional billboards on the state’s astronomy industry. Lamar, which was the chief proponent on the bill, had proposed to reduce in half the amount of land on which digital signs would […]