With a 7-0 vote, the approved a motion to make the enforcement of certain a low priority.
The "pause," as Mayor Al Pinheiro put it, on enforcement will remain in effect while a works to evaluate and rewrite the current sign ordinance, unless otherwise directed by the council.
Violations now considered low priorities are:
- Off site residential open house signs
- Flags, balloons and streamers
- A-frame/portable signs that marginally exceed size requirements, signs that aren't immediately in front of a business or are located on private landscaped or grassy areas
- Multi-tenant, A-frame signs serving a building mall
- Banners exceeding the maximum of three allowed for a business and/or exceeding 30 square feet each in size and/or maintained for more than 90 consecutive days and/or not attached to a building
- Temporary signs affixed to vehicles
- Window signs exceeding 15 days and/or 25 percent coverage of the window
After city staff presented the violations that become low priorities, councilman Perry Woodward expressed concern that the laxer rules could lead to a free-for-all of violations.
Staff assured Woodward that only parts of the ordinance are now low priorities, while others, such as off-site signs, retain their enforcement status.
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