The City Council has approved a new sign ordinance to regulate new, existing and temporary signs.
The ordinance establishes a seven-member Design Review Committee of three city staff members and one each from business organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
Approval of new and temporary signs will be made by city staff or submitted to the review committee.
Existing signs will be reviewed to determined if they conform to the new regulation, which includes standards governing size, location, appearance and height, said Andrew Pasmant, director of community development.
The review process is expected to take up to two years, during which time no signs will be abated, Pasmant said.