Regulations

San Diego Billboard Dispute

An arrangement between a neighborhood association and a motel owner ran into some trouble in the San Diego area.  The San Diego Reader reports that Clear Channel has objected to a notice received from the owner of the Dolphin Motel to remove their billboard.  The owners of the motel had made an agreement with the Point Loma Association to remove the billboard on motel property in return for the Association’s support in waiving a handicapped parking requirement to allow for […]

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“Visit at night, enjoy the billboards and the joyful atmosphere.”

“Visit at night, enjoy the billboards and the joyful atmosphere” was the title of a recent Tripadvisor review of New York’s Times Square.  Insider gets peeved when he hears city politicians calling billboards pollution.  Billboards promote the health of local businesses and create buzz and energy downtown.  If you doubt this visit Times Square or take a look at the Times Square website.  Remove the billboards from Times Square you would also remove the energy and crowds.

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Logan Proposes East Boston Digital Billboard

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 […]

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San Mateo County Looks at Billboard Options

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 […]

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Michigan Cities Consider Impact of Reed V Gilbert

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 […]

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Demopolis Approved Digital Billboards

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.

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Oceanside Proposed Digitals Meet Resistance

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 […]

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Cullman, AL considers new sign rules.

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 […]

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75 Foot High Billboards are Vetoed

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.

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Red Bank Tennessee Passes Sign and Billboard Moratorium

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.

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