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City Council Meeting September 17th - Ordinance Adoption - Sign Ordinance Update

Post Date:09/11/2019 12:47 PM
ORDINANCE NO. 1667 (2019 Series)

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA REPEALING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.40.070 (CAMPAIGN SIGNS) AND REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 15.40 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (SIGN REGULATIONS) 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, at its Regular Meeting of August 20, 2019, introduced the above titled ordinance upon a motion by Vice Mayor Pease, second by Council Member Christianson, and on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members Christensen, Gomez, and Stewart, Vice Mayor Pease, and Mayor Harmon
NOES: None

Ordinance No. 1667 (2019 Series) – This is a City Ordinance that repeals Municipal Code Section 2.40.070 (Campaign Signs) and repeals and replaces Chapter 15.40 (Sign Regulations) of the Municipal Code. The purpose of the Sign Regulations Updates includes the following: 

1) Increase clarity about requirements and the basis for making discretionary decisions.
2) Ensure that signage is appropriate for and enhances architectural and district character.
3) Provide increased flexibility that allows for variations in site and building design.
4) Reflect current sign technology and promote energy conservation.
5) Improve procedural and substantive consistency with other municipal code requirements and regulations applicable to signage.
6) Ensure consistency with applicable State and Federal requirements including, but not limited to, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert establishing limits on content- based sign regulation.


A full and complete copy of the aforementioned Ordinance is available for inspection and copy in the City Clerk’s Office, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California, or you may call (805) 781-7100 for more information.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo will consider adopting the aforementioned Ordinance at its Regular Meeting of September 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., which will be held in the Council Chamber, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.

Teresa Purrington
City Clerk
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