News Release: December 2, 2014

APA Files Amicus Brief on Local Sign Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Planning Association (APA) has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Reed v. Town of Gilbert. The brief argues that the Town of Gilbert, Arizona's current sign law is proper.

Read more about the case on APA's Policy Blog. Oral arguments for the case will be heard by the Court on January 12, 2015.

APA was joined by the State and Local Legal Center, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, International City/County Management Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association and Scenic America in submitting the brief.

APA's amicus committee files amicus briefs in state and federal court cases that are of importance to the planning profession and the public interest. The committee includes distinguished attorneys and planners from around the country.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with almost 40,000 members worldwide in nearly 100 countries.


Roberta Rewers, American Planning Association; 312-786-6395;