TSA advocate, Lonnie Stabler and the ASA board of directors are working with Round Rock per their request.
Click this link to see the Draft Comments to the new Sign Code.
City of Irving
Sign Ordinance High Points
Existing pole signs may remain but will need to be in 35’ compliance if they are refaced
Plexiglas is now allowed and wall signs are allowed on all sides of a building up to a total of 25% of the largest façade
Neon signage is allowed but is calculated in overall 25% of wall area
Ground-mounted banners will be allowed with a permit two times a year for 14 consecutive days
Contractor registration is required only for structural or electrical sign work.
For more information please contact GDFWSA
Buda City Council agrees to consider changes to their Sign ordinance
Buda, TX; On March 1, 2011, Jake Jacobsen of Lewis Sign stood before the Buda City Council requesting permission to address changing the Buda Sign Ordinance to allow electronic message centers on the IH35 corridor in Buda, TX. We were granted permission; and we will make a presentation before the City Council on March 15, 2011.
Our goal is to change the existing ordinance to allow the use of electronic message centers along IH35 in Buda, TX.
We need the support of the Austin Sign Association members on March 15th; if anyone has customers with a vested interest please have them come and testify before the Buda city council.
City of Bastrop, TX
March 8, 2011, Bastrop, TX City council meeting
On March 8, 2011, ASA (Mark Ermis) with the support of TSA’s Sign Advocate (Lonnie Stabler) met with the Bastrop City Council. Our input was very well received. We visited with Mellissa McCollum, Building Official, City Manager and several P&Z members afterwards. The Mayor suggested that the P&Z committee review some of the comments suggested by Melissa from John Lewis, but was not in the proposed ordinance changes. He suggested P&Z hold public hearings to receive comments, suggestions and make the appropriate changes. They passed the ordinance on first reading, however suggested that they receive P&Z comments, as well as staff recommendations prior to coming back to the Council for a second reading. They were very supportive of the needs for business input, professional input and invited us to attend these future meetings to share information with P&Z on site distance requirements, readability and safety issues. Melissa did a good job in her support answers for EMC changes, giving business needs for more frequent changes and demonstrating the needs of the business community to adequately utilize this type of sign. We believe our efforts will need to focus on establishing factual based information, similar to what was shared with Council and staff. Melissa said she would notify us when a hearing or meeting date has been determined for P&Z. We do not believe they had a professional consultant help with this process, primarily because some of the information handed out was so well received. We was cautioned that some members of the P&Z may not be as receptive to radical height and size changes, however they should be open to professional suggestions that could reduce so many variance request, primarily on the same issue.
City of San Antonio
City of Houston
GHSA is reviewing the City of Houston permit fee increase.
More information to follow
For more information on the Greater Houston Sign Association click here - GHSA