Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 24. Signs.
Sec. 25-24-40. Special regulations.
(a) Businesses without direct public access to the street, such as when
one building is developed into several shops or offices, shall be permitted to
display one nameplate per building entrance only.
Identification. Where several businesses are developed as a unit, such as a
shopping center, that development is permitted one sign which identifies the
development. The area of this sign shall not exceed the maximum allowable area
for the largest business sign permitted in the development but in no case shall
it exceed one hundred square feet. Where the development identification is
placed on a ground sign, Section 25-24-30(b) is
(c) Comprehensive Sign Plans. At the option of the owner and/or
developer, a comprehensive sign plan may be provided for groups of businesses or
for the whole of a shopping center development. Such a plan may regulate the
location, size, height, color, lighting, orientation, and types of signs in the
included area. The plans shall contain the signature of the owner and/or
developer and that written and graphic information required to fully describe
what shall and shall not be permitted in the development. Those plans that
comply with this article’s regulations may be approved by the zoning
administrator. Those plans that do not comply with this article’s
regulations in any manner may be approved by the planning commission if the
plans conform with the intent of the article and result in an improved
relationship between the various parts of the development. Any interested party,
including the city council, any individual city council member, or the city
manager, dissatisfied with the decision of the planning commission may appeal
the decision to the city council within fourteen calendar days after the action
of the planning commission. No conflict of interest shall exist solely by reason
of the filing of an appeal by the city council, an individual city council
member, or the city manager. Any appeal shall be filed with the city clerk and,
except an appeal by the city council, a council member, or the city manager,
shall be accompanied by a filing fee as prescribed by city council resolution.
The clerk shall set a date for a public hearing and shall give written notice to
the appellant of the time and date of the hearing.
(d) East Street Signs.
On-premise signs located along East Street may be placed within the future
public right-of-way established by Resolution No. 2037 up to the minimum setback
requirements for the zone. Approval for such signs requires a recorded statement
signed by the owner stating that these signs shall be moved or removed at the
owner’s expense when the future right-of-way is acquired.
Business District Signs. All signs located within the central business district
shall, in addition to the requirements contained in this chapter, comply with
the requirements of the downtown specific plan. (Amended during the March 2009