§ 20.28.090  TEMPORARY SIGN PERMITS.
   A.   A temporary sign permit may be issued by the Development Services Director or his or her designee subject to the application requirements for the following uses:
      1.   Temporary thirty (30) day signs.  A temporary sign permit may be issued for special signs and advertising devices such as flags, streamers, banners, and spinners, and business or commodity identification signs for businesses of a seasonal nature for a period of time not to exceed thirty (30) days from the installation of the device.  Sign copy and/or text may be changed within the permit period.  Such permits may not be granted to the same business or location more than two (2) times during any one (1) year and further, the thirty (30) day time period shall be concurrent with and not in addition to, any forty-five (45) day permit.  The two (2) permitted time periods may not be granted consecutively, but shall be separated by a time period of at least sixty (60) days.
      2.   Temporary forty-five (45) day signs.  A temporary forty-five (45) day sign permit may be issued for the following special signs, such temporary signs shall be allowed for a period of time not exceeding forty-five (45) days from the date of installation of the device.  Sign copy and/or text may be changed within the permit period. Such permits shall not be granted to the same business or location more than two (2) times during any one (1) year.  The two (2) permitted time periods may not be granted consecutively, but shall be separated by a time period of at least sixty (60) days. Such signs shall be limited to:
         a.   Special displays of goods, merchandise, or prizes that may be offered in connection with area wide, regional, and/or national sales campaigns or seasonal promotions.
         b.   Special signs or banners mounted on the exterior wall of a building or structure which do not occupy more than ten percent (10%) of the total outside wall area upon which the sign is located, exclusive of windows or door openings, such signs shall be limited to one hundred (100) square feet on any street frontage.  One (1) temporary, portable type sign, not exceeding twenty-four (24) square feet, which advertises special goods, services, or products offered on the site.
         c.   Signs within city right-of-way areas. All temporary signs within city right-of-way areas that pertain to a specific activity or event may be placed not earlier than forty-five (45) calendar days prior to such event. Said signs shall be designed and displayed in a manner not to create conflicts with pedestrian or vehicular safety to the satisfaction of the Development Services Director.
      3.   Temporary once-per-week, eight (8) hour signs.  A temporary sign permit may be issued for a six (6) month period for the once-per-week display of signs generally defined by the preceding § 20.28.090.A.1.  Such signs shall observe the additional following requirements:
         a.   Permit frequency.  No more than one approval of a once-per-week temporary sign permit shall be granted to any business or location during a six (6) month time frame.
         b.   Forfeiture of 30/45 day permit.  Any business or location approved for a once-per-week temporary sign permit shall forfeit its eligibility for the 30 and 45 day temporary sign permits prescribed by §§ 20.28.090.A.1. and 2. for the duration of the approval.  A minimum of sixty (60) days shall be observed between the expiration of a once-per-week permit and any subsequent 30/45 day permit approval.
         c.   Display period.  Once-per-week display period shall be limited to a maximum of eight (8) hours commencing at the time of sign installation.
         d.   Size of signs.  Signs shall be limited to a maximum of six (6) square feet per side or face.  No signs shall exceed a maximum of two (2) sides or faces.
         e.   Number of signs.  A maximum of two (2) signs shall be allowed.
         f.   Height of signs.  A maximum overall height of five (5) feet shall be allowed.
         g.   Regular scheduled placement of signs.  The applicant shall identify a specific, weekly, eight (8) hour display period which shall remain consistent through the permit period.
         h.   Location of signs.
            (1)   Sign placement shall be allowed on private property and within city right-of-way areas.  Signs proposed for right-of-way placement shall be designed and displayed in a manner not to create conflicts with pedestrian or vehicular safety to the satisfaction of the Development Services Director.
            (2)   Where signs are located on private property other than the subject of the sign
(i.e. off-site directional sign) that private property shall forfeit its eligibility for the display of any temporary sign during the eight (8) hour period of display by the off-site applicant.
            (3)   Where two or more tenants of a multiple-tenant property (i.e. shopping center) request overlapping display periods for once-per-week temporary signs, placement of said signs shall be coordinated to maintain an attractive, uncluttered, quality streetscape appearance.  Compliance shall be subject to the final review and approval of the Development Services Director, with any appeal of the decision to the Planning Commission.
         i.   Construction of signs.
            (1)   Signs shall be constructed of durable, permanent materials including, but not limited to, steel, aluminum, wood, and/or composites (i.e. fiberglass).
            (2)   Non-permanent materials, including, but not limited to paper, cardboard, posterboard, balloons, streamers, spinners, plastic laminates and similar materials shall not be used.
            (3)   Construction shall be designed to structurally withstand regular weekly placement and removal of the sign.
            (4)   Design aesthetics shall be compatible with surrounding architecture, colors, and street amenities, with a goal to complement, rather than detract form the streetscape.
         j.   Plan submittal.  Detailed site and public right-of-way plans, photographs, and any other materials as deemed necessary by the City Planner, to illustrate compliance with this section shall be provided at the time of temporary sign permit application.
   B.   Any person applying for temporary sign shall file a request indicating size and type of sign and the proposed location thereof with the Development Services Director or his or her
designee.  The applicant shall be required to pay appropriate fees as determined by City Council resolution for processing said application.
   C.   Any applicant found to be in violation of this section shall, at a minimum, forfeit their ability to receive approval of a temporary sign permit for a period of sixty (60) days following any observed violation of this section.
(Ord. 877, passed 11-21-89; Am. Ord. 929, passed 10-20-92; Am. Ord. 986, passed 4-16-96; Am. Ord. 1012, passed 5-19-98; Am. Ord. 1028, passed 12-7-99)