18.44.040   PROHIBITED SIGNS.
   All signs that are not specifically permitted in this chapter, including but not limited to, the following types of signs, shall be prohibited:
   .010   Abandoned signs.
   .020   Awning signs, except as otherwise specifically permitted by this Zoning Code as part of a coordinated sign program.
   .030   Balloons and other inflatable devices that are roof-mounted or that enclose a volume of more than two (2) cubic feet, except as permitted by special event permit.
   .035   Billboards.
   .040   Flashing or blinking signs that have moving parts or parts so devised that the signs appear to move or to be animated, and that blink, flash or emit a varying intensity of color or light which could cause glare, momentary blindness or other annoyance, disability or discomfort to persons on surrounding properties or driving by.
   .050   Illegal signs.
   .060   Internally illuminated cabinet signs, with tenant names mounted on Plexiglas-type strips that slide within channels to accommodate changing tenancy.
   .070   Nonconforming signs that have been subject to an amortization period that has expired, and conformance has not been accomplished;
   .080   Parking of Advertising Vehicles. No person shall park any vehicle or trailer on a public right-of-way or public property or on private property so as to be visible from a public right-of-way, which has attached thereto or located thereon any sign or advertising device for the basic purpose of providing advertisement of products or directing people to a business or activity located on the same or nearby property. This section is not intended to apply to standard advertising or identification practices where such signs or advertising devices are painted on or permanently attached to a business or commercial vehicle that is in working condition and is used regularly in the business or activity. Any such vehicle shall be parked within reasonable distance of the business.
   .090   Pennant signs, except as permitted by special event permit.
   .100   Permanent sale or “come-on” signs.
   .110   Placards, posters, announcements and similar signs posted or attached to any fence, pole, tree or any other object in the public right-of-way, except those of an official nature authorized by the City Council.
   .120   Pole-mounted freestanding signs.
   .130   Portable signs, including “A” frame signs.
   .140   Private-use signs on public land or right-of-way.
   .150   Pump island signs.
   .160   Roof signs.
   .170   Rotating or revolving signs.
   .180   Signs that exceed the height of a roofline.
   .190   Signs encroaching into the public right-of-way, unless an encroachment license has been approved by the City Engineer, allowing the encroachment into the ultimate right-of-way. Signs within the public right-of-way that are approved in conjunction with an approved Wayfinding Sign program are exempt from this prohibition.
   .200   Signs painted on fences or walls (other than building walls).
   .210   Signs that have rust, chipped, cracked or peeling paint; hanging, dangling, torn or frayed parts, such as on an awning; permanently burned-out bulbs; illegible letters or numbers; graffiti, subject to Section 18.44.160.
   .220   Signs made of vinyl fabric and used as permanent signage.
   .230   Signs painted on plywood or particle board (excluding temporary real estate signs).
   .240   Statuary or representative figures, real or simulated, utilized for advertising purposes.
   .250   Signs that are a danger to the public or are unsafe.
   .260   Signs that cause a potential traffic hazard or obstruct the view of any authorized traffic sign, signal or other such device.  (Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 6042 § 8;  October 3, 2006:  Ord. 6137 § 3; April 14, 2009:  Ord. 6351 § 22;  December 15, 2015.)