City Initiative to Restore Neon Signs

Recognizing the value of local neon signs, the City's Historic Preservation Office has allocated $125,000 to restore some of these iconic landmarks.

To be eligible for the program, owners of blighted signs apply for Historic Landmark Sign designation, agree to keep the sign up for at least 10 years and pay 25 percent of repair costs. The Hacienda Motel (two signs), Riviera Motor Lodge, and Casa Linda Motel signs currently are being restored under the program.

"It's a part of our history that's really unique," said Preservation Lead Planner Jennifer Levstik.

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