Sign Code Revision Project - M&C Public Hearing on December 5, 2017

NOTICE:  The Sign Code Revision Project is scheduled for a Public Hearing with the City of Tucson Mayor and Council on December 5, 2017.  The meeting will be held at or after 5:30PM in the Mayor and Council Chambers of City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, AZ. 

 

M&C Public Hearing Materials

 

Mayor and Council Communication - Sign Code Revsion Project

Additional Items:

Comments to Date:

Background Information:

Planning and Development Services Department is currently working with the Sign Code Subcommittee on revisions to the City's Sign Code to address the recent Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Case as directed by Mayor and Council.  The Sign Code Subcommittee, which was established/formed on August 9, 2016, includes members from the Citizen Sign Code Committee and from the Planning Commission. As part of those revisions, it is also looking at revisions to address overall simplification and process improvement items such as moving the current Sign Code from Chapter 3 of the Tucson Code into Chapter 23b (Unified Development Code).

The direction given by the Mayor and Council providing an outline for the scope of work of this project is available via this LINK.

The Sign Code Revision Project has completed its review by the joint subcommittee and is being reviewed jointly by the Citizen Sign Code Committee (CSCC) and the Planning Commission (PC).  On May 3, 2017, the CSCC and PC held a joint study session to review  and discuss the proposed Sign Code Revisions.  At that meeting, the project was set for a joint CSCC/PC Public Hearing on June 21, 2017. 

UPDATE: At the July 12, 2017 Joint PC / CSCC meeting, both groups voted unanimously to recommend the draft to Mayor and Council with two minor changes.  The LAR for that meeting can be found at the following LINK.

The following is the updated and revised Draft Sign Standards based on the feedback from the July 12th, joint PC/CSCC meeting: LINK 

For all materials and additional information related to the joint PC / CSCC meetings, please visit the following page.

 

Copies of the preliminary draft revisions and original sign code

Draft Sign Standards - August 18, 2017

Updated Draft Sign Standards - June 2, 2017 (Chapter 23b of Tucson Code)

Detailed Changes in the 6-2-17 Draft Sign Standards

Revised Sign Code Preliminary Draft (Chapter 23b of Tucson Code)

Current City of Tucson Sign Code (Chapter 3 of Tucson Code)

Reed v Town of Gilbert Documents

Legal Report - Opinion - Reed v. Town of Gilbert

Tentative Meeting Schedule for Joint Subcommittee of the Planning Commission and Citizen Sign Code Committee

Tentative Meeting Schedule - as of  01.25.17

Sign Code Subcommittee Packet - will continue to be updated as additional materials become available

1 - Draft Sign Code Updated Revised Sign Standards as of 6-2-17 (Chapter 23b of Tucson Code)
Detailed Changes in the 6-2-17 Draft Sign Standards
Updated Revised Sign Standards as of 3-30-17-clean with comments and highlighed unresolved issues
Updated Revised Sign Standards as of 3-30-17 - with changes (redlined) from 2-1-17 draft shown
Draft Sign Standards UDC Sections
Revised Sign Code Preliminary Draft (Chapter 23b of Tucson Code)
New Revised Section 2.1.1 - Sign Design Review Committee
Updated Revised sign Code Preliminary Draft as of 2-1-17 (Marked-up copy)
Updated Revised sign Code Preliminary Draft as of 2-1-17 (Clean copy)
Current City of Tucson Sign Code (Chapter 3 of Tucson Code)
2 - Meeting Notes Mayor and Council Memorandum - Study Session - August 9, 2019
Mayor and Council Action Report - August 9, 2016
3 - Edits Sign Code Preliminary Draft - Table of Changes
Sample Edit Matrix from Urban Agriculture Project
Suggested Edits for Purpose Statement from Commissioner McLaughlin
Subcommittee Edits for October 24th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for November 7th Meeting
Additional Suggested Edits for Purpose Statement from Commissioner McLaughlin
Subcommittee Edits for November 14th Meeting
Top of Sign Exhibit from Commissioner Holguin
Subcommittee Edits for November 21st Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for December 5th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for December 19th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for January 9th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for January 23rd Meeting
Subcommitee Edits for February 6th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for February 13th Meeting
Additional edits suggested by staff - 2-13-17
Subcommittee Edits for February 27th Meeting
Subcommittee Edits for March 6th Meeting
4 - Comments Comment Matrix from Subcommittee Meetings - Updated as of October 17, 2016
Comments Received by Email / Mail
Letter from Scenic Arizona - 9.20.16 Memo - Response to Letter from Scenic Arizona - 10.11.16 Mayor & Council Call-to-Audience - TRRG - 9.20.16
Email from Ruth Beeker - 10.9.16 Email from Buell Tomasson Jannuzi - 10.9.16 Email from Hannah Glasston - 10.10.16
Letter from Scenic Arizona to CSCC-PC - 10.16.16 Letter from Scenic Arizona to CSCC-PC - 10.20.16 Materials on Electronic Message Centers from Dan Brocious - 10.21.16
Letter from Scenic Arizona to CSCC-PC - 10.29.16 Email from Rory Juneman - 11.2.16 Letter from Scenic Arizona to CSCC-PC - 11.2.16
Letter from Astronomy Planetary and Space Sciences in Arizona (APSS) - 11.4.16 Attachment to letter from APSS dated 11.4.16 Email from Scott Addis - 11.4.16
Email from Robert Gent - 11.7.16 Email from Scenic Arizona - 11.17.16 Letter from Sierra Club - 11.21.16
Email from JD Garcia - 12.1.16 Letter from TRRG - CSCC restructuring - 12.9.16 Call to the Audience Comments from Bonnie Poulos - 12.19.16
Letter from Tucson Metro Chamber and Metropolitan Pima Alliance - 1.3.17 Email of support for TMC / MPA Revisions from Bud Guion - dated 1.13.17 Email of support for TMC / MPA Revisions from Craig Frinfrock - dated 1.16.17
Email of support for TMC / MPA Revisions from Thomas Hunt - dated 1.16.17 Master Sign Program Public Process Proposal - TRRG - 1.18.17 Ruth Beeker - Call to the Audience Transcript - 1.23.17
Email from Nancy McClure - 1.23.17 Letter from James Robertson - 1.24.17 Comments from Dan Brocious on 2-1-17 Draft
Comments on Purpose - Ruth Beeker - 2.6.17 Letter from Tucson Metro Chamber, Metropolitan Pima Alliance, and SAHBA - 2.23.17 Continuing Sign Code Revisions Concerns from Ruth Beeker - 2.27.17
Memo from TRRG relatd to removal of two articles of Revised Sign Code - 3.6.17 Comments presented from TRRG at the 4.12.17 Planning Commission Meeting Commissioner Martin's Memo of Questions and Potential Edits - 5.1.17
Commissioner McLaughlin's Recommendation for the Sign Design Option - 5.3.17 MPA/Chamber/SAHBA Letter - 6.15.17 Arizona Sign Association comments on Sign Code Update 6.20.17
Response to items listed in the June 15, 2017 letter from MPA/Metro/SAHBA - 6.21.17 Letter of Support Sign Code Revision 6.21.17 Proposed langauge from SAHBA 6.21.17
Sign Code Letters from Mike Addis 6-21.17 Tucson Sign Code Revisions - Steve Huffman - 6.29.17 Email and Suggestions - Priscilla Storm - 7.6.17
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 7.11.17 MPA/Chamber/SAHBA updated Letter - COTSignCodePackage 7.9.17 MPA Letter for Mayor and Council - 9.15.17
Letter from Ruth Beeker - Fall 2017    
5 - Additional Handouts & Resources Powerpoint Presentation - Overview of Sign Code Revision Project
Powerpoint Presentation - Open Meeting Law
Powerpoint Presentation - The New World of Municipal Sign Code
Article - Zoning and Planning Law Report - Reed Applied: The Sign Apocalypse or Another Bump in the Road
Additional Reed v. Gilbert Materials
Article - Shearer v. City of Scottsdale - Goldwater Institute
Powerpoint Presentation - Practical Strategies for Speech Regulation in a Post-Reed World
Legal Report - Opinion - Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Legal Report - Opinion - Arlington County Republican Committee v Arlington County Va
Legal Report - Opinion - Central Hudson Gas And Elec Corp v Public ServiceCommission of New York
Legal Report - Opinion - Metromedia Inc v City of San Diego
Legal Report - Opinion - Walker v Texas Div Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc
Legal Report - Opinion - Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum
Harvard Law Review - Reid v. Town of Gilbert - 5.10.16
Mind-map related to the definition of "Premise"
Scenic America website related to signs
Scenic America - Free Speech Law for On Premise Signs - Daniel R. Mandelker (PDF)
Overview of Design Review Board - Submitted by Ruth Beeker
Research on sign area variances for nonresidential uses in residential districts
Mind map of Sign Code Revision Process
Submitted Images of Canopy and Wall Signs from Mike Addis

Meeting Agendas / LARs / Minutes

October 17, 2016 Agenda October 17, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)

October 24, 2016 Agenda *Revised*

October 24, 2016 Agenda

October 24, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
November 7, 2016 Agenda November 7, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
November 7, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes *Revised*
November 14, 2016 Agenda November 14, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
November 14, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes *Revised*
November 21, 2016 Agenda November 21, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
December 5, 2016 Agenda December 5, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
December 12, 2016 Agenda December 12, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
December 19, 2016 Agenda December 19, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
December 19, 2016 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes *Revised*
January 9, 2017 Agenda January 9, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
January 9, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes *Revised*
January 23, 2017 Agenda January 23, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
Feburary 6, 2017 Agenda February 6, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
February 13, 2017 Agenda February 13, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
February 27, 2017 Agenda February 27, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)
March 6, 2017 Agenda March 6, 2017 Legal Action Report & Meeting Minutes (ppt)

 

Commission Materials

All Planning Commission materials related to the Sign Code Revision project are located here:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/planning-commission

All Citizen Sign Code Committee materials related to the Sign Code Revision project are located here:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/boards?board=21

 

Additional Meeting Information

Both Planning Commission and the Citizen Sign Code Committee have appointed members to be on a joint subcommitee to review and comment on the draft Sign Code Revisions.  The following is a tentative schedule for the meetings:

Meeting 1 – Monday, October 17, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 2 – Monday, October 24, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 3 – Monday, November 7, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 4 – Monday, November 14, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 5 – Monday, November 21, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 6 – Monday, December 5, 2016 (3pm-5pm)

Meeting 7 – Monday, December 12, 2016 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 8 – Monday, December 19, 2016 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 9 - Monday, January 9, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 10 - Monday, January 23, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 11 - Monday, February 6, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 12 - Monday, February 13, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 13 - Monday, February 27, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

Meeting 14 - Monday, March 6, 2017 (2pm-5pm)

These meetings will be held at the Planning and Development Services Department office, on the third floor of the Pima County Public Works Building (201 North Stone Avenue) unless otherwise noted on agenda.

 

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email SignCodeRevisionProject@tucsonaz.gov.