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League Co-Sponsors Bill to Address Signage Issue in Former Redevelopment Areas

February 22, 2013

The League and the California Sign Association are co-sponsoring a bill, SB 684 (Hill), which will address an unintended consequence of the elimination of redevelopment related to signage in former redevelopment areas.

 

Under current law, the Outdoor Advertising Act regulates the types and the locations of outdoor advertising displays but provides an exemption for signs within redevelopment areas so that they could be considered on-premise advertising.  The extension of the authorization of these advertising displays beyond 10 years in a redevelopment area requires approval of CalTRANS and the affected redevelopment agency. With the elimination of redevelopment agencies, CalTRANS cannot act solely to extend the authority of signs in redevelopment areas.

The bill is intended to give local agencies the flexibility to extend the authority of existing signs in former redevelopment areas. Due to changes made by Legislative Counsel, the introduced version of the bill incorrectly refers to “successor agencies” but the intent of the measure is to authorize the local jurisdiction to approve an extension. The League will keep cities informed on the progress of this bill. 

For questions, please contact Kirstin Kolpitcke.



 
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