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Sedona updated on sign code progress

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By Ron Eland | Sedona Red Rock News

Following several meetings in which the topic of signs has been discussed, city of Sedona staff feels it’s found the middle ground it’s been seeking to avoid an all-ornothing scenario.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Sedona City Council was given yet another update on the revised sign code. While the majority of the code has met little resistance by council or the Planning and Zoning Commission, one part has — off-premises signs.

A city report states that the need for an update has been discussed for quite some time, and was identified as a council priority several years ago. A few months into the update process, the project was put on hold due to a U.S. Supreme Court case involving how cities may regulate signs [Reed vs. Town of Gilbert].

Essentially, the court stated that a city cannot regulate signs based on the content of a sign but can regulate such things as location, height, material, lighting, size and function.

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