Business leaders, friends, media-
These past few days we have asked you to email, tweet, sign and show up and you have done all of the above! We can’t thank you enough for coming together to help us help you on the proposed changes to the Raleigh Sign Ordinance.
There was a strong showing of small business leaders at yesterday’s Council meeting and the outcome is that a Task Force would work with the City’s Planning Commission’s Text Change Committee on reviewing proposed window sign rules, soliciting public comment and recommending any changes.
We are pleased with this outcome and will make you aware of when this task force plans to meet in the event you are able to attend. While this may not seem like a huge impact made at the time, this is the first step we had to make to request change.
We hope you will agree and be pleased with the progress that is being made!
GRMA/Shop Local Raleigh
Text on the City of Raleigh’s website about the issue:
City Council to Consider Creating Task Force to Review
Window Sign Regulations
The Raleigh City Council today deferred taking action on creating a task force to help review the City’s window sign rules. Council members will consider the proposal at their April 15 meeting.
The City Council wants additional information from City staff before appointing members to the task force. The task force would work with the City’s Planning Commission’s Text Change Committee on reviewing proposed window sign rules, soliciting public comment and recommending any changes. The Planning Commission and the task force would have 45 days to complete their review of the window sign rules, under a time extension approved by the City Council.
The task force would also be asked by the City Council to identify and summarize any other issues with the sign ordinance as identified during the public input process.
Jayne Kirkpatrick, Director, Public Affairs
Prepared by: John Boyette Jr., Senior Public Affairs Specialist
For more information: Ken Bowers, Deputy Planning Director,
Read the story the Triangle Business Journal wrote about this!
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