Sign Ordinance Amendment

Notice of City Council Public Hearing
Notice of Availability of the Review Draft for
Local Coastal Program Amendment/ Zone Text Amendment to the
Sign Ordinance (LCPA11-00002, ZA11-00004) – City Initiated/Citywide

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE will hold a Public Hearing at the City of Oceanside Civic Center, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers

The purpose of the Notice of Availability is to provide the public and the affected agencies and districts maximum opportunity to participate in the Local Coastal Program Amendment process, pursuant to California Coastal Commission Regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 13515) and Public Resource Code, Section 30503.

The purpose of the City Council hearing is to consider a citywide Local Coastal Program/ Sign Ordinance zone text amendment.

The proposed Local Coastal Program/ Sign Ordinance zone text amendment involves repealing Article 33 Signs, of the 1986 Zoning Ordinance, modifying Article 33 of the 1992 Zoning Ordinance and establishing the amended text as part of the implementing document of the Local Coastal Program. The primary focus and intent of the proposed amendment is to: a) ensure regulation of signs in a constitutional manner, in accordance with case law that has developed since the approval of Article 33; b) update and/or clarify existing signage definitions, including but not limited to animated, billboard, digital display and electronic message signage and c) distinguish applicable signage regulations on private and on City property, including the potential for approval of digital display (electronic message) signs and digital display (electronic message) billboards.

In accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project will not cause a significant effect on the environment and is Exempt from CEQA.

If you should wish to challenge this project in Court at some future time, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at or prior to the public hearing.

You may review the file relating to this project at the Planning Division, 300 North Coast Highway during regular weekday office hours 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The draft zoning text amendment is available for public review at City libraries. The staff report and draft ordinance will be posted on the aforementioned website prior to the hearing.

For further information please contact the Oceanside Planning Division at (760) 435-3520.

Sign Ordinance Amendment  (9.73 MB)