ACTION ALERT! Sign Ordinance on 7/22/14 BOS Agenda

posted Jul 20, 2014, 10:16 PM by Team SSCA
The Sign Ordinance is on the agenda for this Tuesday's Board meeting at 2:00pm.  The Board will decide whether or not to move forward with the environmental reports on the new draft of the ordinance.  

The new draft is a complete rewrite and was just posted for public review on Friday, July 18.  That is not enough time for a thorough reading and thoughtful consideration.   Here is the agenda item:

30. 13-0086 Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning,
                    recommending the Board consider the following:
                    1) Review revisions made to the draft Sign Ordinance including
                    proposed reducing dwell time of electronic (digital) signs and signs in
                    motion from 12 seconds to 8 seconds;
                    2) Consider revisions to General Plan Objective 2.7.1 and Policy
                    as noted in the draft Resolution of Intention (ROI) to align General Plan
                    language with state law provisions; and
                    3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention
                    106-2014 to Amend the Sign Ordinance and authorize staff to proceed
                    with the preparation of all necessary documentation and environmental
                    review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. 

Click here to see the new draft of the Sign Ordinance with the tracking changes: 

We need as many people as possible to contact the Supervisors and tell them that the public needs more than 4 days to review a complete rewrite of the draft Sign Ordinance.  Feel free to customize and use the sample email below to contact the Supervisors.

If you are available, please attend:
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:00pm
Building A, 330 Fair Lane Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
(Please reference the Board meeting date and agenda item number in your email to expedite a response and subsequent addition to the agenda item) 
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650,
2. Vacant, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651,
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652,
4. Ron Briggs, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513,
5. Norma Santiago, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577,
Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item Comments, Clerk of the Board:


Sample email:

Subject: Comment on 7-22-14 BOS Agenda Item, File #13-0086 Sign Ordinance

Dear Board of Supervisors,

I request that you do not approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 106-2014 to Amend the Sign Ordinance and authorize staff to proceed with environmental review.  The new draft was posted on Friday, July 18, which only gave the public 4 days to review the ordinance.  The Sign Ordinance is a critically important document to the county and was completely rewritten instead of slightly edited.  The new draft of the ordinance should be processed like a brand new ordinance to give the public time for review.  Please start the process of public hearings to receive input.

Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your town or address]