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DS-17-038 Election Signs on City Property

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Ordinance and state law pertaining to election signs.

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DS-17-038 Election Signs on City Property

  1. 1. Election Signs on City Property and in Public Rights-of-Way March 7, 2017
  2. 2. Sign Ordinance • Sec. 31-503 – Allowed without permit • Election-season signs – 90 days before through 10 days after election – 6 sq ft—residential tract 1 acre or less – 32 sq ft – residential tract + 1 acre, and commercial – No more than 8’ tall – Not illuminated – No moving elements – On private real property with owner’s consent • Not public easement 2
  3. 3. Sign Ordinance • Sec. 31-505 -- Prohibited signs – Any sign except as allowed by this division • There is no process for allowing signs on City property – Any sign located in the ROW of a public street, alley or thoroughfare. 3
  4. 4. State Law • Chapter 393 & 394, Transportation Code • Prohibits signs in the ROW of a public road unless authorized by state law. 4
  5. 5. Information in Candidate Notebook • “Sign Ordinance and Campaigning at City Facilities” – No campaigning inside city buildings – Can use grounds for press conferences – No campaign buttons/t-shirts/literature during Council meetings or workshops – Signs may be placed on private property with owner’s consent – No signs on city property 5

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