Council Moves to Alter Code Regulating Signs

Sweeping changes have been made to the city's sign code that reduce the height of pole signs, require signs to be compatible with buildings and prohibit roof signs.

The City Council this week tentatively approved the revisions, aimed in part to complement the city's efforts to improve the appearance of major streets.

The changes will not affect existing, legally permitted signs.

Revisions include reducing the height of shopping center signs from 70 feet to 20 feet for properties with less than 325 feet of street frontage.

During the past year, city planners have worked with the Planning Commission and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to revise the sign ordinance. Some parts of the code had not been updated in 30 years.

Final approval of the sign code revisions is expected Tuesday.

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