City Council Study Session 5.10.2016

City Council Study Session         5/10/2016                   Citizen Minutes         Jerry Valdes absent.

 Sign Code Update

I have requested the power point that was used for this council update. When I receive I will post.  The city attorney presented to the council saying that the sign code needed updating and modernizing after a Supreme Court Ruling. (Although this subject was not discussed I have been told that another reason for the update is that the signs in downtown Littleton, that have been erected but the slots have not been filled, are in violation of the city’s own sign code. What I can find that may apply is the third party signs – they are not allowed.) There was a brief discussion about city placed signs under the heading of way finding. City manager, Michael Penny, said that once the way finding signs are installed the sidewalk signs placed outside of businesses will go away – they are currently illegal. Bill Hopping reminded that the issue of the signs out in front of stores is about safety. The first reading for the new sign code will be presented to council in three weeks. Continue reading