Tuesday, July 10, 2012

City reviews billboards and digital signs in Calgary

The city is reviewing  billboards and digital message signs in our community.

Signs on private property are regulated by Calgary’s land use bylaw, and the rules are reviewed on regular basis to ensure they’re current and fit the needs of both businesses’ and the community.

For safety and aesthetic reasons, Calgary has long had a policy that endeavours to minimize the impact of signs along routes near residential neighbourhoods, major entranceways to the city and roads that have significant traffic volumes.

At the same time, the rules strive to balance community concerns with businesses’ desire to advertise, supporting Calgary’s vision of promoting a prosperous economy as well as creating great communities.

Since 2010, business owners and community members have been given the opportunity to provide input into the digital and third party advertising sign review regulation review. The next opportunity is coming up on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Planning and Urban Development committee meeting, in the Engineering Traditions Committee Room at Old City Hall starting at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting or view the proceedings via webcast. The meeting agenda, minutes and video can be found at the City of Calgary's Agenda and Minutes page.

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