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CL-2155 Work Session   Item #: D.       
Meeting Date: 09/03/2019  
Subject:    Draft Sign Code Regulations
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

Work Session:      09/03/2019
The City of Danville Zoning Code establishes regulations for signage for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential uses.  From time to time, these regulations need to be reviewed and updated.  Planning Division staff has reviewed the current sign regulations and recommend that modifications be made.
The City of Danville adopted the current sign regulations in 2004.  These regulations have been amended from time to time as needed and requested.  A recent US Supreme Court case has required the City of Danville, along with most localities throughout the country, to review and amend their regulations to comply with a Court decision in Reed vs Town of Gilbert.  After the Court decision on Reed, additional opinions have been issued by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals of which Virginia is subject, clarifying what governments are able to regulate.

The staff, in conjunction with the City Attorney's office, have created draft regulations that address the court precedent, corrects errors of conflicting regulations, as well as definitions.  
It is recommended that City Council review the attached proposal, remand these proposed changes to the City Planning Commission for review and to conduct public hearings before making recommendations on adoption.  

Draft Sign Code changes


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