Sec. 35.1-26. Signs.
It is the intent of the zoning ordinance to minimize the negative secondary effects that can accompany the unregulated display of signs, such as visual blight and traffic hazards, by adopting content neutral time, place and manner of display standards for signs The goals of the zoning ordinance are to preserve the residential character of residential neighborhoods; avoid the appearance of clutter; protect property values; reduce traffic hazards caused by distractions and impairment of sight lines to motorists; ensure that the city remains an attractive place to live and work; reduce administrative burdens; and to promote the public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice. It is not the intent of the city to suppress any free speech activities protected under the First Amendment or to regulate the content of signs or to require the alteration of federally registered trademarks or logos, but to enact a content-neutral ordinance which will address the secondary effects of signs. (Ord. No. O-82-078, § 1, 5-11-82; Ord. No. O-93-320, 12-14-93; Ord. No. O-95-081, 4-11-95; Ord. No. O-96-073, 4-9-96; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04)
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