This article summarizes the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, and explores how it impacts local temporary sign regulations before discussing best practices for regulating temporary signs in a post-Reed America.
About the Authors
Wendy Moeller, FAICP
Ms. Wendy E. Moeller, FAICP, is a principal and owner of Compass Point Planning. She has worked in the planning field since graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Urban Planning in 1996. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Moeller worked for 11 years as a project manager for McBride Dale Clarion, also based out of Cincinnati. Ms. Moeller is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has a certificate in form-based codes from the Form Based Codes Institute (FBCI). In 2018, she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Planning (FAICP), the highest distinction given to certified planners, in recognition of significant contributions to communities and the planning profession. Ms. Moeller has served as a project manager and planner for numerous planning, regulatory, and development projects throughout her career including, but not limited to, comprehensive and growth management plans; zoning, subdivision, unified development codes, and other land use regulations; form-based regulations; design standards; and historic preservation guidelines; Her experience comes from working on projects across the United States with extensive work in the Midwest. Ms. Moeller is a regular speaker at local, state, regional, and national conferences. Ms. Moeller is currently serving as the Region IV Director for the American Planning Association.
Alan Weinstein is Professor of Law & Urban Studies at Cleveland State University. He is a nationally-recognized expert on planning law and has extensive experience with free speech and freedom of religion in the planning law context. He also has studied the division of regulatory authority between states and their local governments. Professor Weinstein teaches a seminar on Marijuana Law & Policy at the CSU College of Law.