Support for Sign Ordinance Version B+
Proposed by Barbara Broide/WNC on June 19, 2019
Formally adopted by WRAC in November 2020 | Download the WRAC position letter
- Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
- Brentwood Community Council
- Del Rey Neighborhood Council
- Mar Vista Community Council
- Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
- Palms Neighborhood Council
- South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
- Westside Neighborhood Council
- Westwood Community Council
- Westwood Neighborhood Council
Refers to City Council file 11-1705
The _________ Neighborhood Council fully supports Version B+ of the proposed sign ordinance as approved by the City Planning Commission on 10/22/2015, Council File 11-1705. We request the PLUM committee of the Los Angeles City Council adopt a version of the ordinance, which accomplishes the following goals that are important to the stakeholders of our community:
- Disapproves any amnesty for existing billboards that lack permits or have been altered in violation of their permits
- Disapproves the “grandfathering” of any sign districts that were not approved in the ordinance when it was reviewed by CPC in 2009.
- Disapproves any new process, including a Conditional Use Permit process to authorize construction or operation of digital off-site signs outside of sign districts
- Restricts any new off-site signs, including digital billboards, to sign districts in the 22 areas already zoned as Regional Commercial for high-intensity commercial use
- Requires existing billboards to be taken down before any new off-site signs can go up in sign districts. The take down ratio of existing signs to new signs should be 5:1 for conventional and 10:1 for digital
- Ban on new digital billboards or on conversion of existing billboards to digital
- Request that the City Attorney review all signs without permits and those altered in violation of their permits for enforcement action and compliance.
- Prohibits any off-site signage in city parks, recreation facilities and open spaces
- Provides for stiff civil penalties with escalating penalties for erecting or maintaining illegal signs and for multiple or repeat offenses so that penalties are not viewed as a cost of doing business
See 6/19/19 WRAC meeting minutes (Item VI.a).
PPCC modified version: Position Letters: 5/19/16; May 27, 2019.
See WRAC Council File Submission (CF 11-1705).
See also 11/23/20 Letter re RFP for digital signs in bus shelters