Action Alert: New Sign Ordinance at PLUM Committee April 19

What: Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee
Where: Room 350, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Sample Letter:

To: Planning and Land Use Management Committee
Councilmember Jose Huizar, Chair
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo
Councilmember Mitchell Englander
Councilmember Felipe Fuentes

Re: Council file #11-1705 Citywide Sign Ordinance Revisions

Dear Chairman Huizar and Committee members:I urge you to approve version B+ of the citywide sign ordinance as adopted by the City Planning Commission on Oct. 22, 2015. That version helps protect our communities and neighborhoods because it:

  • Restricts all new off-site signs, including digital billboards, to sign districts in a limited┬ánumber of high-intensity commercial areas.
  • Requires the takedown of existing billboards in exchange for new off-site signs in sign district at a ratio that can significantly reduce the number of billboards on the city’s commercial streets
  • Establishes a schedule of administrative penalties for sign law violations that will be a real deterrent to companies and property owners who have been willing in the past to flout sign regulations.
  • Denies any amnesty to billboards without permits or out of compliance with their permits.
  • Prohibits billboards, banners and other forms of off-site signage in city-owned parks and recreation facilities


(your name)

Put Council file #11-1705 in the subject line of your email and send to committee clerk Sharon Dickinson at Ask that your comments be posted in the file and distributed to committee members. Also, send a copy to Mayor Eric Garcetti at and a copy to your councilmember. If you don’t know the email address, use this form: councilmember.last