Sign Regulations & Regulators... Let's Talk
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT
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Justice Thomas’s opinion on the Reed v. Town of Gilbert case called into question almost every sign code in this country. In this session we will look at what cities can do to be content neutral, what words to avoid using in sign code, as well as explore how Lawrence, Kansas approached revising their code.
This session is about Reed v. Town of Gilbert-- where we are now, challenges that have been brought up since the Supreme Court decision, commercial v. non-commercial, on-site v. off-site, what cities are doing to be compliant, what are problem words in current code, etc. The session also details the process Lawrence took in revising their code, from identifying problems, to hiring a consultant, to using stakeholder groups for feedback on the draft, to approval by the Sign Code Board of Appeals and the City Council.
The 3 takeaways for the session will be:
1. Key problematic words to watch for in code.
2. How to be compliant if not planning a full code revision.
3. Example code from Lawrence case study.
Bonnie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org