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(A) For purposes of this section, a national or international event shall be defined as an event held in Louisville Metro that has a demonstrated history of generating national media attention, or is expected to generate national media attention if a new event, and has generated significant additional economic benefit to previous host sites due to increased tourism associated with the event, if a new event, is expected by the Convention and Visitors Bureau or its successor to generate significant additional economic benefit due to increased tourism, based on generally-accepted principles of tourism projection.
(B) The sponsoring committee or organization of a national or international event may apply for a sign permit in accordance with the following regulations.
(C) Only one sign approved pursuant to this section shall be permitted per premises, and shall be installed on a permanent structure, such permanent structures not including a freestanding offsite advertising sign. The are of such sign shall not exceed the maximum permitted under any applicable state or federal law.
(D) Signs approved pursuant to this section may not be illuminated or contain any electrical component.
(E) Signs permitted pursuant to this section shall receive a permit from the Department of Codes and Regulations or its successor for a period not to exceed 365 days. The expiration date of the permit shall be affixed to the sign at all times when the sign is in public view. A copy of the permit shall be located on the premises and shall be made available for public review upon request.
(F) No sign permitted pursuant to this section shall be allowed within the public right-of-way or public easement. No such sign shall be constructed or placed so as to interfere with vehicular traffic by obstructing sight lines for streets, pedestrian right-of-ways or driveways.
(G) All signs approved pursuant to this section shall be kept in good repair and in a proper state of preservation. Every such sign and the premises on which it is located shall be maintained by the owner or person in charge thereof in a clean, sanitary and inoffensive condition, and free and clear of all obnoxious substances, rubbish and weeds.
(H) Any code enforcement officer who finds a sign approved pursuant to this section to be placed in contravention of this section may cause the sign to be removed.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 208-2007, approved 10-15-2007)