Revised City Sign Ordinance Motion

Proposed by Sandy Brown on June 17, 2015
Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

That WRAC supports the following:

• No new digital signage installed unless a Council District specifically requests them;
• No “community benefits”;
• No billboards on any public property;
• Sign districts must be limited to those identified in 2009 City Planning Commission ordinance
version; and
• No exceptions for Specific Plan or development agreement areas.

Background

WHEREAS, on December 17, 2014, the three member City Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM), voted to approve a new revised city sign ordinance, which would protect the revenue of the sign companies and its property owners at the expense of the public, and grant amnesty to more than 1300 billboards that are either un-permitted or in violation of their permits, and allow hundreds of new digital billboards throughout the City including commercial billboards on public property,

WHEREAS , the _______ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL recognizes that allowing new digital billboards on public property amounts to turning over our city to the highest bidder. The results will be park patrons seeking relaxation and recreation will now be bombarded with blinking commercial ads. Drivers on public roadways already preoccupied with cellphone texting and talking will face even more distractions.

WHEREAS any sign company wanting to show that their signs are permitted and legal must produce said permit.