A.   All signs, except directional or temporary signs, shall be erected upon the premises occupied by the person or business sought to be identified by such signs.
   B.   No sign shall be located upon or project over a public right-of-way, except for signs announcing civic and charitable organizations from within the city, subject to approval by the Development Services Director or his or her designee.
   C.   No sign shall be attached in any way to a public utility pole or public property, except non-advertising signs of public utility companies as may be required in their operations which provide service for the health and welfare of the general public, or as required by any law or regulations of the State of California, or any agency thereof.
   D.   No sign shall be placed in such a manner that visibility of signs on adjacent properties is obscured.
   E.   No sign shall extend above the eave line or parapet of the building on which it is located, except where such sign forms an integral and structurally necessary part of the building.
   F.   No sign or sign structure shall be erected in such a manner that any portion of its surface or supports shall be closer than six (6) feet horizontal of, or twelve (12) feet vertically of, overhead electric conductors which are energized in excess of seven hundred fifty (750) volts.
   G.   No sign shall interfere with free use of any fire escape, exit, or any public right-of-way.
   H.   Maximum height of freestanding signs shall be twelve (12) feet, except as otherwise prescribed in § 20.28.340 of this chapter.
(Ord. 425, passed 10-14-68; Am. Ord. 877, passed 11-21-89)