The rules related to signage in Jackson County may soon change. A recommendation to approve a proposed sign code is headed to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners for a vote on Monday, April 18, at 6 p.m.
At a Jackson County Planning Commission meeting Thursday, planner Gina Roy explained a 2015 Supreme Court decision, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, that has led to local government sign ordinances being scrutinized to become “content-neutral.”
“Through our continuing education as planners, this court case has been drilled into our heads,” said Roy. “As such, our attorneys have also been hounding us to change our sign ordinance. The basic intent is to make it content-neutral. Anything within our ordinance pertaining to size of sign, how many signs on a commercial, residential or ag(ricultural) piece of property, none of that has changed.”
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