A sample ordinance incorporating the new standard of municipal sign regulation set forth in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (135 S.Ct 2218) is now available! In this “blockbuster” case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that regulating signage on the basis of categories, where each category is treated differently, is an unconstitutional content-based regulation. Many, if not most, cities must now revise their sign codes. Check out this sample ordinance that can be used as a basis to bring your code up to compliance and avoid First Amendment headaches!
If you have questions about Reed or the sample ordinance, contact KLC Member Legal Services at 800-876-4552.