Sign Code Update

2017 Sign Code Update


Background

Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert (PDF) (US Supreme Court Decision, 2015) identified areas in which jurisdictions may need to amend their sign code, specifically in relation to 'off-premise' signs. The recent ruling does not allow jurisdictions to have criteria based upon the sign message. Regulations must be limited to location, duration, design, materials, etc.

Process & Project Timeline

The planning department will be working on the sign code update in conjunction with the Planning Commission during the 2017 work program. We will be holding a series of public meetings and multiple outreach efforts to gain input, suggestions, and preferred direction relating to the necessary amendments. View the PowerPoint From April 6, 2017 Open House (PDF) for more details.

Public Involvement

Please stay tuned for more information relating to the code update as it moves forward. The City's Planning Commission has met a handful of times on this topic in preparation for the public outreach and input. Meeting materials, minutes and recordings can be found with the Planning Commission. The meeting dates where the pending amendments have been discussed include:    

  • January 9, 2017
  • February 2, 2017
  • March 2, 2017
  • April 6, 2017 - Planning Commission held their first open house
  • May 4, 2017 - Planning Commission Work Study
  • May 15, 2017 - Joint Work study with City Council