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File #: 13-0313    Version: Name: 3/18/13 Sign & Outdoor Advertising Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/17/2013 Final action: 6/17/2013
Enactment date: 3/18/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-04
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:500, 5:501, 5:502, 5:507, 5:508, 5:509, 5:510, 5:511. 5:515, 5:516, 5:517, 5:518 and Add a New Section 5:510.1 of Chapter 61 (Signs and Outdoor Advertising), to Reduce the Maximum Size of Signs, Revise Sign Standards for Off-Premise Signs, Add Requirements for Changeable Copy on Signs and Improve the Clarity of Sign Requirements (Ordinance No. ORD-13-04)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. 13-04 Signs and Outdoor Advertising Ordinance Briefed and Approved, 2. Revised Sign Ordinance 06-13-13, 3. Sign Memo to Council 06-13-13, 4. Billboards and Wards Map, 5. Sign Meeting 05-29-13Final, 6. Photo Examples of billboards with changeable copy, 7. Summary of 5th Ward townhall meeting, 8. 13-04 Briefed, 9. Chapter 61 Revisions first reading final, 10. ORD-13-04 Signs and Outdoor Advertising Ordinance Approval Notice
Related files: 13-0539
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:500, 5:501, 5:502, 5:507, 5:508, 5:509, 5:510, 5:511. 5:515, 5:516, 5:517, 5:518 and Add a New Section 5:510.1 of Chapter 61 (Signs and Outdoor Advertising), to Reduce the Maximum Size of Signs, Revise Sign Standards for Off-Premise Signs, Add Requirements for Changeable Copy on Signs and Improve the Clarity of Sign Requirements (Ordinance No. ORD-13-04)
Memorandum
Staff is recommending some minor to the draft Chapter 61 (Sign and Outdoor Advertising) amendments that were passed at first reading, These changes are described below and highlighted in yellow in the attached document. These changes are non-substantive and would not require the ordinance to return to first reading. They are as follows:

· Section 5:501(10) A definition for ‘illuminated’ and ‘illumination’ to clarify that both emitted and reflected light are included.
· Section 5:510(1) Illumination. Strike some existing language for consistency with the definition of ‘illuminated’ and ‘illumination’ above.
· Section 5:510(1) Add the word ‘illuminated’ to clarify that illuminated electronic signs need to have auto-dimming equipment.
· Section 5:511(1)(i) Add the word ‘illuminated’ to clarify that illuminated electronic sign permit applications must include the manufacturer’s specifications for luminance.
· Section 5:510.1 - Changeable Copy. Delete the word “Signs” from the heading. This is a clerical error.

A staff memo with additional background information about the proposed amendments has been added to the Council packet, including links to four related studies on billboards and digital signs.
Staff
Prepared by: Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager, Chris Cheng, City Planner and Christopher Frost, Assistant City Attorney

Sponsored by: Councilmember Taylor
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-13-04
First Reading: March 18, 2013
Public Hearing: April 1, 2013
Published: June 20, 2013
Effective: June 30, 2013

An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:500, 5:501, 5:502, 5:507, 5:...

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