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05-11-2010 CC Rpt D01COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT CITY CLERK USE ONLY Meeting Date: May 11, 2010 RECEIVED Public Hearing: Gi 2910 MAY -3 PM 5: 24 Discussion Item: ❑ Consent Item: ❑ OFFICE OF CITY CLERK Ctilt%O WLS May 4, 2010 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER SUBJECT: URGENCY ORDINANCE REGARDING TEMPORARY BANNERS AND SIGNS AND ASSOCIATED FEE RESOLUTION RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a Public Hearing and based on the findings of fact: 1) Introduce and Adopt an Urgency Ordinance entitled: AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS AMENDING APPENDIX D, CHAPTER 7 OF THE CHINO HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED SIGNS AND ADDITIONAL SIGNS. 2) Adopt a Resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS AMENDING THE MASTER SCHEDULE OF FEES TO REDUCE THE FEE AND DEPOSIT FOR BANNER AND FLAG PERMITS. BACKGROUND: On January 26, 2010, the City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 234, which temporarily relaxed the temporary banner and flag standards per Section 87.0710(9 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code by allowing thirty (30) additional days for the display of temporary banners for "Coming Soon," "Grand Opening" or "Going Out of Business" events for a total of 120 days. Resolution No. 10R-04 was also adopted, which temporarily relaxed the Temporary Use/Special Event Permit processing fee to $35.00 and eliminated the removal deposit. Both the Urgency Ordinance and Resolution are in effect until January 26, 2011. At their meeting on March 23, 2010, the City Council received public comments from a local business owner requesting more flexible standards for advertising promotional events and/or special sales and services. The current economic downturn has created a significant hardship on local businesses in Chino Hills and businesses are seeking to advertise promotional events because they believe it will assist them in generating more business. The City's current temporary banner standards only allow businesses to use a temporary banner for advertising a business "Coming Soon," "Grand Opening" or "Going Out of Business" event. J AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2010 Page 2 SUBJECT: URGENCY ORDINANCE REGARDING TEMPORARY BANNERS AND SIGNS AND ASSOCIATED FEE RESOLUTION The City Council requested that the City Manager re -review the possibility of assisting local businesses in Chino Hills by "relaxing" the current "temporary sign" standards to allow advertising for promotional events. The City Council requested information about how the City could assist local businesses in temporarily allowing business to advertise promotional events Per Council's direction, staff is submitting for the City Council's consideration a revised urgency ordinance that would temporarily allow temporary banners to be used for promotional events. The urgency ordinance is also being revised to temporarily allow movable or portable promotional A -frame and H-frame signs for the purpose of advertising special sales and services. ANALYSIS: Chino Hills Temporary Banner Type of Event(s) Per Chapter 7, Section 87.0710(0 of Appendix D of the Chino Hills Municipal Code, local businesses have the ability to apply for a Temporary Use/Special Event Permit to display temporary banners and flags to promote a new business coming soon, grand opening, going out of business, or special events subject to a permit approval. To address the concerns of the Council, staff is recommending that temporary banners be temporarily allowed to be used for advertising promotional events. Chino Hills Temporary Banner Time Period for Promotional Banner Display Per Urgency Ordinance No. 234, the maximum time period for display of an approved banner to promote a new business coming soon, grand opening, or going out of business is one hundred twenty (120) days from the date approved. To address the concerns of the Council, staff is recommending that temporary banners advertising a promotional event be allowed to be on display for a maximum time period of sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) events per year. Sixty (60) days will provide businesses the opportunity to advertise a promotional event prior to the actual event as well as advertise during the promotional event. Each promotional event will require a new Temporary Use/Special Event Permit application and is subject to the $35.00 application fee. Chino Hills Temporary Movable or Portable Promotional A -frame and H-frame Signs A common request from local businesses when requesting more flexible standards for advertising promotional events and/or special sales and services, is to have the ability to use A -frame or H-frame signage in front of their business location to advertise their promotional events. Per Chapter 7, Section 87.0710(b) of Appendix D, movable or portable signs are prohibited on private property for the purpose of gaining unauthorized sign area. To address the request of local businesses as well as maintain consistency with Section 87.0710(b), staff is recommending that Section 87.0715(e) be temporarily added to Appendix D that would allow movable or portable A -frame and H-frame signs to be placed on commercial, business park, and light industrial zoned parcels subject to approval of a Temporary Use/Special Event Permit. Notwithstanding Section 87.0710(b), movable or portable A -frame and H-frame signs placed on commercial, business park, and light industrial zoned parcels would be allowed, AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2010 Page 3 SUBJECT: URGENCY ORDINANCE REGARDING TEMPORARY BANNERS AND SIGNS AND ASSOCIATED FEE RESOLUTION provided that such signs do not exceed six (6) square feet in area per side or face. No movable or portable A -frame and H-frame sign shall exceed a maximum of two (2) sides or faces and shall not exceed four (4) feet in height. One (1) such sign shall be allowed per tenant or business, and placed at the main entrance of that tenant or business. The sign shall not be visible from the public rights -of -way and shall not impede pedestrian or vehicular travel or pathways. The sign shall not be used to advertise uses, products, services, or other items which are not provided by the business or tenant placing the sign. The maximum time period for display of an approved movable or portable A -frame and H-frame sign shall be sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) A -frame or H-frame signs per year. Each A -frame or H-frame sign will require a new Temporary Use/Special Event Permit application and is subject to the $35.00 application fee. Chino Hilts Temporary Use/Special Event Permit Fees for Banners and Portable A - frame and H-frame Signs Resolution No. 10R-04 was adopted on January 26, 2010, which temporarily relaxed the Temporary Use/Special Event Permit processing fee to $35.00 and eliminated the removal deposit. Staff recommends that the processing fee of $35.00 and the elimination of the removal deposit adopted by Council remain the same. The $35.00 processing fee will be required for each new Temporary Use/Special Event Permit application. URGENCY ORDINANCE: Per the direction of the City Council, staff is submitting for the City Council's consideration a new Urgency Ordinance to replace Urgency Ordinance No. 234 that would maintain the previously adopted maximum time period of one hundred twenty (120) days for display of an approved banner to promote a new business coming soon, grand opening, or going out of business event. The new Urgency Ordinance would temporarily allow temporary banners to be used for advertising promotional events for a maximum time period of sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) events per year. The new Urgency Ordinance is also proposing to temporarily add Section 87.0715(e) to Appendix D that would allow movable or portable A -frame and H-frame signs to be placed on commercial, business park, and light industrial zoned parcels subject to approval of a Temporary Use/Special Event Permit. Notwithstanding Section 87.0710(b), movable or portable A -frame and H-frame signs placed on commercial, business park, and light industrial zoned parcels would be allowed, provided that such signs do not exceed six (6) square feet in area per side or face. No movable or portable A -frame and H-frame sign shall exceed a maximum of two (2) sides or faces and shall not exceed four (4) feet in height. One (1) such sign shall be allowed per tenant or business, and placed at the main entrance of that tenant or business. The sign shall not be visible from the public rights -of -way and shall not impede pedestrian or vehicular travel or pathways. The sign shall not be used to advertise uses, products, services, or other items which are not provided by the business or tenant placing the sign. The maximum time period for display of an approved movable or portable A -frame and H-frame sign shall be sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) A - frame or H-frame signs per year. AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2010 Page 4 SUBJECT: URGENCY ORDINANCE REGARDING TEMPORARY BANNERS AND SIGNS AND ASSOCIATED FEE RESOLUTION The proposed Urgency Ordinance, if adopted, would take effect immediately and expire in one year on May 11, 2011. Prior to that date, the City Council could determine whether or not to extend the expiration date. If the proposed Urgency Ordinance is repealed, Chapter 7, Section 87.0710(f) and Section 87.0715(e) of Appendix D of the Chino Hills Municipal Code shall then revert to the form it held prior to its amendment by this Urgency Ordinance. RESOLUTION: Per the direction of the City Council, staff is submitting for the City Council's consideration a Resolution that would maintain the previously adopted Temporary Use/Special Event Permit processing fee of $35.00 and eliminating the removal deposit. The proposed Resolution, if adopted, would take effect immediately and remain in effect only until May 11, 2011, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted Resolution, that is effective before May 11, 2011, deletes or extends that date. If this Resolution is repealed, Resolution 08R-54, Exhibit A, lines D043 and D044 shall then revert to the form they held prior to amendment by this resolution. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Staff has determined that the proposed project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) and Section 15262 in that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this ordinance or its implementation would have a significant effect on the environment. REVIEW BY AFFECTED DEPARTMENTS: This item has been reviewed by the Community Services Department and the City Attorney's Office. FISCAL IMPACT: There will be minimal fiscal impact to the City associated with the adoption of this ordinance, which will be offset by the revised permit fee. Respectfu ly submitted, M chael S. Fleage` City Manager Attachments: Urgency Ordinance Resolution Recommended by: Christine Kelly Community Development Director Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities ORDINANCE NO. AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA AMENDING APPENDIX D, CHAPTER 7 OF THE CHINO HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED SIGNS AND ADDITIONAL SIGNS. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTIONI: This ordinance is adopted pursuant to Government Code section 36937 and other applicable laws. SECTION 2: Findings: The Chino Hills City Council finds, determines and declares as follows: A. The economy of Chino Hills continues to suffer from reductions associated with the national economic problems, especially retail and other businesses which pay local sales taxes. B. The structure of local government revenue in California makes the City particularly dependent upon local sales tax and other taxes for its continued operation, and its various programs and departments which provide ongoing protection of the public health, safety and welfare. C. Based on the foregoing, the City finds that there is a current and immediate threat to the public health, safety, or welfare and that this Ordinance is necessary in order to protect the City from the potential effects and impacts of economic decline, potential reductions in business and sales taxes, and other similar or related effects on property values and the quality of life in the City's neighborhoods. D. The City Council further finds that this ordinance is a matter of local and City-wide importance and is not directed towards any particular business that currently seeks to place banner signs. E. The City Council has carefully considered the Ordinance and finds that this Ordinance is authorized by the City's police powers, that it complies with the requirements of applicable federal and state law, that it provides an acceptable program for economic assistance to businesses within the City of Chino Hills, and that it provides for the protection of the health, safety, and genera! welfare of its citizens. SECTION 3: Chapter 7, Section 87.0710(f) of Appendix D of the Chino Hills Municipal Code is amended in its entirety to read as follows: "(f) Banners and flags except the following: Not more than three (3) flags or two (2) banners of non-profit, religious, charitable or fraternal organizations; or when used 1 of 4 for temporary advertising of business openings, special events, and promotional events. Such banners and flags shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in length nor three (3) feet in width. Banners and flags may be displayed on roof, wall, or fence areas only of leased/owned space. The total number of banners or flags per occupant shall not exceed one (1) per street frontage. All banners and flags displayed under this section shall be subject to approval of a Temporary Use/Special Event Permit. The maximum time period for display of an approved business opening or special event banner or flag shall be one hundred and twenty (120) days. The maximum time period for display of an approved promotional event banner shall be sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) events per year." SECTION 4: Chapter 7, Section 87.0715(e) of Appendix D of the Chino Hills Municipal Code shall be added to read as follows: "(e) Notwithstanding Section 87.0710(b), movable or portable A -frame and H- frame signs placed on commercial, business park, and light industrial zoned parcels, provided that such signs do not exceed six (6) square feet in area per side or face. No movable or portable A -frame and H-Frame sign shall exceed a maximum of two (2) sides or faces and shall not exceed four (4) feet in height. One (1) such sign shall be allowed per tenant or business, and placed at the main entrance of that tenant or business. The sign shall not be visible from the public rights -of -way and shall not impede pedestrian or vehicular travel or pathways. The sign shall not be used to advertise uses, products, services, or other items which are not provided by the business or tenant placing the sign. All movable or portable A -frame and H-frame signs displayed under this section shall be subject to approval of a Temporary Use/Special Event Permit. The maximum time period for display of an approved movable or portable A -frame and H-frame sign shall be sixty (60) days within a ninety (90) day period for a total of four (4) A -frame or H-frame signs per year." SECTION 5: This Ordinance will become effective on May 11, 2010, pursuant to Government Code § 36937(b), for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. Pursuant to that statute, this Ordinance is adopted by a four -fifths vote. SECTION 6: This ordinance shall remain in effect only until May 11, 2011, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted ordinance, that is effective before May 11, 2011, deletes or extends that date. If this ordinance is repealed, Chapter 7, Section 87.0710(f) and Section 87.0715(e) of Appendix D of the Chino Hills Municipal Code shall then revert to the form it held prior to its amendment by this ordinance. SECTION 7: Upon the effective date of this Ordinance, the provisions hereof shall supersede any inconsistent or conflicting provisions of the San Bernardino County Code as the same were adopted by reference by City Ordinances Nos. 91-01 and 92-02. SECTION 8: If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is, for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it 2 of 4 would have adopted this Ordinance, and each section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portions thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, sentences, clauses, phrases, or portions thereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 9: The City Clerk shall certify as to the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause the summary thereof to be published within fifteen (15) days of the adoption and shall post a certified copy of this Ordinance, including the vote for and against the same, in the office of the City Clerk, in accordance with Government Code Section 36993, for the City of Chino Hills. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 11th day of May, 2010. ATTEST: MARY M. McDUFFEE, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARK D. HENSLEY. CITY ATTORNEY W. C. "BILL" KRUGER, MAYOR 3 of 4 STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO ) ss. CITY OF CHINO HILLS ) I, MARY M. McDUFFEE, CITY CLERK, City Clerk of the City of Chino Hills, do hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance No. _, was duly introduced for first reading at a regular meeting of the Chino Hills City Council held on the day of , 2010, and that thereafter, said ordinance was duly passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council held on the day of , 2010, by the following roll call vote, to wit: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MARY M. McDUFFEE, CITY CLERK (SEAL) The foregoing is the original of Ordinance No. duly passed and adopted by the Chino Hills City Council at their regular meeting held on MARY M. McDUFFEE, CITY CLERK 4 of 4 RESOLUTION NO, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS AMENDING THE MASTER SCHEDULE OF FEES TO REDUCE THE FEE AND DEPOSIT FOR BANNER AND FLAG PERMITS. WHEREAS, the City Council of the City, of Chino Hills has amended the Municipal Code by urgency ordinance to allow additional time for businesses to display banner signs in the City; and WHEREAS, the City Council also wishes to reduce the fees charged for such sign permits to assist businesses located within the City. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS DOES RESOLVE, DETERMINE, AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1: Chino Hills City Council Resolution 08R-54, Exhibit A, lines D043 and D044 are hereby amended to read as follows: "D043 Banners and flags 120 days $35 $35 D044 Banner and flag — Deposit (for removal) No fee No fee" SECTION 2: This resolution shall remain in effect only until May 11, 2011, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted resolution, that is effective before May 11, 2011, deletes or extends that date. If this resolution is repealed, Resolution 0813-54, Exhibit A, lines D043 and D044 shall then revert to the form they held prior to amendment by this resolution. SECTION 3: The City Clerk shalt certify as to the adoption of this resolution. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 11th day of May, 2010. W. C. "BILL" KRUGER, MAYOR ATTEST: MARY M. McDUFFEE, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARK D. HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY Page 1 of 2 Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities Temporary Banners / Signs Chino Hills TemDorary Banner Standards: • Size: not to exceed 15 feet in length nor 3 feet in width (Area = 45 square feet maximum) • Placement: roof, wall, or fence areas only of leased/owned space • Total Allowed: may not exceed 1 banner per street parking lot frontage with a maximum of 2 banners • Time Period for Display: not to exceed 90 days • Fees Required: Permit Fee = $79.00 / Removal Deposit = $315.00 • Type of Event(s): Banners may be used for "Coming Soon", "Grand Openings" or "Going Out of Business" events for normal businesses, which the content of the banner may only have the company name, logo and type of event. Banners may be used by non -profits, religious, charitable or fraternal organizations to advertise special events. City Development Standards Brea Size: o 30/40 Day Sign: Special signs or banners mounted on the exterior wall of a Note: Temporary Sign - building or structure which do not occupy more than fen percent (10%) of the Any non -illuminated total outside wall area upon which the sign is located, exclusive of windows or 1 temporary sign constructed door openings, such signs shall be limited to one hundred (100) square feet I of paper, cloth, canvas, or on any street frontage. One (1) temporary, portable type sign, not exceeding other similar lightweight twenty-four (24) square feet, which advertises special goods, services, or material, with or without products offered on the site. frames, including painted o Temporary once -per -week sign: Signs shall be limited to a maximum of six (6) windows, flags, streamers, square feet per side or face. No signs shall exceed a maximum of two (2) pennants, banners and sides or faces and shall not exceed five (5) feet in height. other signs not designed to Placement: be attached to a building or o 30/40 Day Sign: mounted on building facade or any building fagade below the anchored to the ground, roof line visible from a street that is contiguous with the leasable area of the I intended to be displayed business for a period not to exceed o Temporary once -per -week sign: Sign placement shall be allowed on private forty-five (45) days. property and within city right-of-way areas. Signs proposed for right-of-way placement shall be designed and displayed in a manner not to create conflicts with pedestrian or vehicular safety to the satisfaction of the Development Services Director. Total Allowed: o 30/40 Day Sign: No Limit o Temporary once -per -week sign: A maximum of two (2) signs shall be allowed. • Time Period for Display: o 30 Day Sign — Sign copy and/or text may be changed within the permit period. Such permits may not be granted to the same business or location more than two (2) times during any one (1) year and further, the thirty (30) day time period shall be concurrent with and not in addition to, any forty-five (45) day permit. The two (2) permitted time periods may not be granted consecutively, but shall be separated by a time period of at least sixty (60) days. o 45 Day Sign — Sign copy and/or text may be changed within the permit period. Such permits shall not be granted to the same business or location more than two (2) times during any one (1) year, The two (2) permitted time periods may not be granted consecutively, but shall be separated by a time period of at least sixty (60) days. o Temporary once -per -week, eight (8) hour signs — A temporary sign permit may be issued for a six (6) month period for the once -per -week display of signs. No more than one approval of a once -per -week temporary sign permit shall be granted to any business or location during a six (6) month time frame. Fees Required: $40.00 • Type of Events: Does not specify the type of event, but the content of the temporary sign may consist of special displays of goods, merchandise, or prizes that may be offered in connection with area wide, regional, and/or national sales campaigns or seasonal promotions. • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has not received any pressure from business owners regarding existing standards for temporary signs and banners. -1- Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities Chino . Size: 150 square feet in area, no dimension requirements • Placement: o Freeway Banner — side or rear elevation visible from a freeway o Grand Opening Banner— mounted on building facade or any building facade below the roof line visible from a street that is contiguous with the leasable area of the business o Special Event Banner — mounted on building facade or any building facade below the roof line visible from a street that is contiguous with the leasable area of the business o Temporary Event Banner— mounted on building facade or any building facade below the roof line visible from a street that is contiguous with the leasable area of the business • Total Allowed: o Freeway Banner —1 banner per event, maximum 3 times per calendar year o Grand Opening Banner —1 banner per street or business face o Special Event Banner —1 banner per street or business face o Temporary Event Banner —1 banner per event • Time Period for Display: o Freeway Banner — for a period not to exceed 14 days prior to the event, banner must be removed 24 hours following the close of the event o Grand Opening Banner— 30 consecutive calendar days o Special Event Banner — 56 calendar days per business address and the days may be used consecutively, in 2 periods of 4 weeks duration or 8 periods of 7 days duration o Temporary Event Banner —14 days per calendar year and the days may be used consecutively or in 2 periods of 7 days duration • Fees Required: No Fee . Type of Events: Grand Opening, Special Event, and Temporary Event. The content of the banners shall consist of the business name and dates of the promotion. . Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? Yes, the City adopted Urgency Ordinance 2009.014 on November 17, 2009. The Urgency Ordinance became effective immediately upon adoption and shall expire on October 6, 2010, after which time it shall automatically expire unless extended by the City Council. The Ordinance added a display period of 90 calendar days for Special Event Banners with a minimum of 14 days between each banner display period. The 90 day Special Event Banner has a fee of $20.00. Claremont . Size: Not to exceed 12 square feet in area or a maximum height of 5 feet if freestanding. . Placement: building facade frontage . Total Allowed: No more than one temporary sign shall be installed per street frontage. . Time Period for Display: No more than 30 days. The Director may approve time extensions for such temporary signs up to an additional 30 days. • Fees Required: Before Urgency Ordinance 2009-19 was adopted, the fees required were $50 for the first 30 days and $50 for a second 30-day extension. With the new Urgency Ordinance, the fees have been waved. . Type of Events: Special events pertaining to a one-time business sales event or similar activity. • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? if so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? Yes, the City adopted Urgency Ordinance 2009-19 on November 10, 2009. The Urgency Ordinance became effective immediately upon adoption and shall expire on December 31, 2010, unless the City Council extends some or all of the provisions prior to expiration. The Ordinance waved the fee for Temporary Banners as well as established a display period of 60 calendar days. Corona . Size: 50 sq, ft. in area, no dimension requirements • Placement: mounted on building facade and not on the roof or extend above the roof parapet. • Total Allowed: 1 banner -2- Survey —Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities . Time Period for Display: 180 days . Fees Required: $130.00 • Type of Events: Special Sales, Grand Opening. or Promotional Event. Banners shall not augment existing permanent signs by advertising the same massage. . Has the jurisdiction `relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? Yes, the City amended their code to increase the time period for businesses to display their temporary banners from 90 days to 180 days, Diamond Bar . Size: o Special Event —50 sq. ft. in area, no dimension requirements o Promotional Advertising —25 sq, ft. in area, no dimension requirements o Business Identification — 50 sq. ft. in area, no dimension requirements . Placement: o Special Event— Business tenant facade, lease area for organizations o Promotional Advertising —Business tenant facade o Business Identification— Business tenant facade . Total Allowed: o Special Event— No Limit o Promotional Advertising —1 per business o Business Identification — 2 per business • Time Period for Display: o Special Event — A business or commercial center may be allowed to display special event signs or banners for a grand opening or similar event for six periods per calendar year for a maximum of 14 days per event. An organization may be allowed to display special event signs or banners in any zoning district for a period of up to 2 weeks. Periods up to 60 days may be approved by the Director if the applicant provides written justification. o Promotional Advertising — maximum of 30 days within a 90 day period and a maximum of 90 days per calendar year o Business identification — 90 days and one time extension may be granted by the Director . Fees Required: Permit Fee = $25.001 Removal Deposit = $100.00 . Type of Events: o Special Event — Grand Opening or Community Event. Special Event signs shall not include promotional advertising. o Promotional Advertising — to promote a particular event, safe, or product o Business Identification —for the identification of a new business until permanent signs can be installed . Has the jurisdiction 'relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has maintained their current standards regarding temporary signs and banners. Fullerton . Size: o Temporary Sign — not to exceed 33% of pane of window glass where sign is to Note: Fullerton defines a be placed "temporary sign" as a sign o Banner— No banner size limit painted on glass or placed . Placement: on the inside of a building o Temporary Sign — Store front windows or structure so as to be o Banner —business fapade only, may not be hung from a tree or trees, fencing viewed from the outside. A or other structures. "banner" is a graphic on a . Total Allowed: pliable material that is o Temporary Sign — Unlimited hung on a building by a o Banner — 1 every six months rope, cord, cable or other . Time Period for Display: means as a non- o Temporary Sign — 30 days maximum in any six-month period permanent attachment. o Banner— 30 consecutive days within a six-month period . Fees Required: $98.00 . Type of Events: City does not monitor the types of events a business may use a temporary banner. The City also does not regulate the content that may be displayed on the banner. • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners -3- Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, nothing official has been done to relax standards as it is an issue for Community Preservation to enforce. The Planner I spoke too had not heard that there was a relaxation of standards for banners, signs, etc. I Los Alamitos Size: Total temporary signs shaft not exceed a total aggregate area of more than one square foot per lineal foot of building frontage on a public street, and shall not exceed a total aggregate area of thirty-two (32) square feet. Building sites with one hundred (100) lineal feet of frontage or more on a public street may be allowed an aggregate area of temporary signs not to exceed fifty (50) square feet. Tenants or sites with less than twenty-four (24) linear feet of building frontage may be allowed twenty-four (24) square feet by right. Individual tenants within a center may be allowed a total aggregate area of one square foot per lineal foot of store frontage at the main entrance, which shall not exceed twenty-four (24) square feet. o Grand Opening/Liquidation - shall not exceed a total aggregate area of more than one square foot per lineal foot of building frontage on a public street; the banner shall not exceed an aggregate area of thirty-two (32) square feet. o Nonprofit Organization Temporary Signs - Copy of signage may contain names, logos, or corporate sponsors but the names, logos, or corporate sponsors may not exceed one-fourth of the aggregate area of signage. Sign area, specific locations, colors, and materials shall be submitted for review by the director. If approved, a temporary sign permit shall be issued including the expiration date. Placement: Temporary signs shall be erected or placed only upon the site in which they are intended to advertise. Off -site temporary signs shall not be allowed, except as for Grand Opening/Liquidation. Total Allowed: One temporary sign only, per street frontage, is allowed for each business. In no case shall a temporary sign obstruct an adjacent sign. Time Period for Display: o Promotional Advertising —A business may be granted a permit to display on - site temporary signs for a maximum of ninety (90) days within a twelve (12)- month period. This can be accrued in multiple or consecutive days up to ninety (90) days. o Calendar Year Permit — Businesses may apply to the director for a calendar year permit. If the director approves the permit, the use of one temporary sign shall only be allowed for up to thirty (30) days. Afterwards, a new temporary sign shall be used for each new event. In no event shall the same temporary sign be used consecutively. The applicant shall request a temporary sign for each event. The director may revoke or disapprove a year long temporary sign permit in the event that the sign is not removed in a timely manner or is not appropriately maintained. o Grand Opening/Liquidation — 45 days maximum o Nonprofit Organization Temporary Signs advertising a special event, on or off - site, including civic, public, religious, educational, or philanthropic events, may be granted a temporary sign permit for no longer than thirty (30) days per occurrence unless extended by the director. . Fees Required: No Fee and requires a Temporary Banner Sign • Type of Events: May be used to promote or advertise special events, civic activities, grand openings or liquidation, and special sales. Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? Yes, the City adopted Urgency Ordinance 09-06 on September 21, 2009. The Urgency Ordinance became effective immediately upon adoption and shall expire on January 18, 2010, unless the City Council extends some or all of the provisions prior to expiration. The Ordinance waved the time period requirement to allow businesses Weave their banners on display as lonq as needed. Ontario • Size: The total area of all signs in the advertising device shall not exceed an area equivalent to one-half (112) of the total sign area allowed for permanent signs for the use. • Placement: to be located on the same site as the use, activity, or structure they identify or advertise • Total Allowed: No Limit • Time Period for Display: 45 days per calendar year M Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities • Fees Required: $20.00 + Type of Events: Any type of event • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has maintained their current standards regarding temporary signs and banners. Pomona + Size: 45 square feet maximum, 3 feet in height by 15 feet in length + Placement: Business tenant fagade, lease area for organizations • Total Allowed: 1 per business • Time Period for Display: 30 days maximum with 30 days between each banner displayed. • Fees Required: $13.33 + Type of Events: Any type of event and the content on the banner is not regulated. • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has maintained their current standards regarding temporary signs and banners. Rancho Cucamonga • Size: 50 square feet maximum, no limit on length or width, just area • Placement: Building wall of the unit actually occupied by the business, if ground mounted must be immediately adjacent to the tenant. • Total Allowed: 1 per business • Time Period for Display: o Grand Opening— 30 days prior, 60 days after o Special Event— duration of event not to exceed 45 days o Promotional Advertising —max 9 weeks (4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 1 week on) • Fees Required: $80.00 • Type of Events: Grand Opening, Special Event, and Promotional Advertising • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has maintained their current standards regarding temporary signs and banners. 1 San Dimas Size: o Temporary Sign/Banner — No Size Limit o Special Event Banner — See Total Allowed Section • Placement: Business tenant fagade and store front windows Total Allowed: o Temporary Sign/Banner — No more than one banner shall be permitted for any one business at a time. A maximum of six temporary banner permits may be approved for any single business location within a calendar year with the cumulative total of banner display days in such year not to exceed sixty days. The maximum period of any individual banner display shall not exceed thirty days. o Special Event Banner - No more than one banner shall be permitted for any one property at a time. The number, type, size and location of any such banners shall be determined by the development services director as part of the review of the temporary use permits. o Temporary Window Sign — 2 per year • Time Period for Display: not to exceed 60 days o Temporary Sign/Banner — See Total Allowed Section o Special Event Banner - The maximum period of any individual banner display shall be not more than two weeks prior to the event and all such banners shall be removed within seven days of the conclusion of the event. o Temporary Signs for Future Tenant Identification (Opening in October or Coming Soon) — permitted up to ninety days prior to planned opening date, subject to approval of the planning director o Temporary Window Sign - A maximum two temporary window sign permits may be approved for any single business location within a calendar year with the cumulative total of banner display days in such year not to exceed thirty days. The maximum period of any individual banner display shall not exceed 5- Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities thirty days. "Window sign" means a sign which is painted on or affixed to teh exterior or interior side of a window. • Fees Required: $10.00 • Type of Events: Special event such as a Grand Opening, holiday, or civic related special event, or similar announcement unique in nature • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? No, the City has maintained their current standards regarding temporary signs and banners. Upland Size: o Banner -120 square feet maximum o Window Sign - Interior and window signs shall not obscure more than 50 percent of the total window area of any window visible from a public street, right-of-way, or parking lot. Placement: Not more than one banner or pennant shall be displayed on each frontage on a public street, right-of-way, or parking lot. • Total Allowed: One per street frontage . Time Period for Display: a maximum of B weeks within each quarter Fees Required: No Fees . Type of Events: The types of events are not regulated. . Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? Yes, the City has established an internal policy that has "relaxed' their standards completely. Business owners are not required to apply for a permit, the size of the banner is not regulated, and the duration of time a business displays a banner is not enforced. I Yorba Linda . Size: o Temporary Sign — Permitted in all zones, unlighted signs for each building or business establishment not exceeding an aggregate area of thirty-two (32) square feet shall be permitted. Freestanding signs shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. o Sale Sign — For retail commercial uses in any zone where retail sales or rentals are a permitted or conditional use, sale signs may be permitted while a sale of goods or services is being conducted. Sale Sign shall not exceed six (6) square feet per twenty (20) lineal feet of window or a maximum of six (6) square feet per business with less than twenty (20) lineal feet of window area. o Attraction Signs — • Small Attraction Sign: not exceeding four (4) square feet in area • Large Attraction Sign: greater than four (4) square feet but not exceeding eight (8) square feet in area. The large attraction sign shall have a minimum lineal dimension, in any direction, of two (2) feet. o Charitable Non -Profit Organization Attraction Signs — Maximum size shall not exceed twelve (12) square feet, and a minimum horizontal or vertical dimension shall be two (2) feet. o Banners — size shall not exceed one (1) square -foot per lineal foot of store ! or business frontage up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) square feet. • Placement: o Temporary Sign — unlighted signs for each building or business establishments tenant lease area. o Sale Sign — signs shall be displayed only in the show windows of the building wherein the business is conducted. o Attraction Signs — • Small Attraction Sign: permitted on the side of the building where the main entrance to the business is located. The attraction sign may not extend above or exceed the height of the eave. The attraction sign for a business may not be attached to any portion of the building that the business does not physically occupy. • Large Attraction Sign: permitted on the side of the building where the main entrance to the business is located. The large attraction sign M Survey — Temporary Banner Development Standards by other Cities may instead be located on the side of the building where the main entrance to the business is not located if that side of the building directly fronts a public right-of-way, and if that side of the building fronting on the street is set back no more than thirty (30) feet from the public right-of-way. Also, the large attraction sign board shall be a permanent frame or background affixed to the building, with changeable copy or text. o Banners — banner shall be affixed to, and be parallel to, the building wall. • Total Allowed: o Attraction Signs — • Small Attraction Sign: one (1) single -faced attraction sign • Large Attraction Sign: one (1) single -faced attraction sign o Banners — A maximum of one (1) banner per business is allowed. In cases where businesses have more than one frontage and entrance, a maximum of two (2) banners may be approved. • Time Period for Display: o Attraction Signs — Attraction signs may be permitted for a time period not exceeding a maximum of ten (10) consecutive days, three (3) times per year unless the Community Development Director or Planning Commission authorizes an extension of the time periods. o Charitable Non -Profit Organization Attraction Sign - Signs may be placed for periods of up to four (4) weeks preceding the event or attraction, and must be removed within twenty-four (24) hours following termination of the event or attraction. o Banners — Permits shall be issued for a period not exceeding ten (10) consecutive days per quarter. Grand openings banners advertising a newly opened business may be issued for a period of not exceeding thirty (30) days. • Fees Required: No Fees • Type of Events: o Attraction Signs — Such sign shall only be used for the purpose of indicating products for sale or rent and/or their associated prices by that business at that location. o Banners - Banners advertising special events, such as sales and promotions and Grand Openings. • Has the jurisdiction "relaxed" their standards to assist business owners during the economic downturn? If so, did your jurisdiction do a development code amendment or a moratorium or a different process to allow it? The City Council adopted a Temporary Banner Sign Policy on November 3, 2009, to relax the standards in relations to the existing banner sign ordinance. The purpose of the adoption of the Policy was to assist local businesses in generating i more business in light of the current economic climate. As stated above, Yorba Linda Zoning Code allows businesses to display special event banners for ten (10) consecutive days per quarter. The adopted Policy extended the display period to a total of twenty (20) consecutive days per quarter. The Policy also allows businesses one "free" weekend per month where temporary banner signs are allowed without the need of a temporary use permit and shall not be counted towards their overall allotment of twenty (20) days per quarter. The "free" weekend shall coincide with the 2rd weekend of every month. The Temporary Banner Sign Policy took effect immediately and will expire on July 1, 2010, at which time the City Council may vote to delete, modify or extend the policy. 1WM