#1. "RE: Some Helpful AZ Links" In response to Reply # 0
That's helpful, NoSpam. I always carry a copy of sign code for my city and suburbs. Not that I need it, but sometimes it helps to show to police officers who may not be current on code and why I am removing illegal signs.
#3. "RE: Carrying copy of sign code." In response to Reply # 1
>That's helpful, NoSpam. I always carry a copy of sign code >for my city and suburbs. Not that I need it, but sometimes >it helps to show to police officers who may not be current >on code and why I am removing illegal signs.
Great idea! I am now also carrying a folder with the relevant pages of Arizona Laws and Mesa City Codes in my car.
It is a good idea to have them before you need them!
1. The following signs and conditions are prohibited by this Ordinance: (3939/Reso. 7745)
(a) "A" frame and all other portable signs, except as permitted in Section 11-19-7(B), Section 11-19-6(F) and Section 11-19-8(D) of this Chapter. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(b) Vehicle signs on vehicles primarily or consistently parked for display as advertising signs. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(c) The use of a fixed balloon as a sign. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(d) Off-site signs (billboards), except as permitted in Section 11-19-7(E). (3939/Reso. 7745)
(e) Signs that employ intermittent or flashing illumination, animation, stereopticon, motion picture, or laser projection, sound emission, rotation or other movement, visible moving parts, or any device creating the illusion of motion (except time and temperature units and electronic message displays as defined in this Chapter). (3939/Reso. 7745,4105)
(f) Signs located within a public right-of-way or attached signs which project more than fifteen inches (15") into a public right-of-way or are less than eight feet (8') above grade, except political signs placed in conformance with Section 11-19-7(G) of this Chapter. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(g) Signs displayed in a location prohibited by this Ordinance. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(h) Signs placed so as to prevent or inhibit free ingress to or egress from any door, window, or any exit way required by the Uniform Building Code, or by Fire Department Regulations. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(i) Signs attached to any public utility pole or structure, streetlight, tree, fence, fire hydrant, bridge, curb, sidewalk, park bench, or other location on public property. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(j) Signs placed in a location which obstruct the view of any traffic sign, signal, or other traffic-control sign, or of a vehicle operator entering, exiting, or traveling upon the public right-of-way. (3939/Reso. 7745,4105)
(G) Removal of Dangerous, Discontinued or Illegal Signs. (3939/Reso. 7745)
1. Removal of Signs. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(a) The Community Development Manager may remove or cause to be removed any discontinued, dangerous, defective, illegal, prohibited, or nonconforming sign subject to removal under the provisions of this Ordinance or any other sign maintained in violation of the provisions of this Ordinance. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(b) Notwithstanding the above, in case of emergency, the Community Development Manager may institute the immediate removal of a dangerous or defective sign without notice. (3939/Reso. 7745)
(c) The Community Development Manager may cause the removal of unauthorized advertising signs from the public right-of-way. Such signs may be impounded as evidence or disposed of as abandoned property unless claimed by the owner within thirty (30) days. Such signs shall be deemed a nuisance and subject to removal without notice. (3939/Reso. 7745)
2. Disposal of Signs. (3939/Reso. 7745)
Any sign removed by the Community Development Manager pursuant with the provisions of this Ordinance shall become the property of the City and may be disposed of in any manner deemed appropriate by the City. Cost of removal of the sign by the City shall be considered a debt owed to the City by the owner of the sign and the owner of the property, and may be recovered in an appropriate court action by the City or by assessment against the property as hereafter provided. The cost of abatement or removal shall include any and all incidental expenses incurred by the City in connection with the sign abatement or removal. (3939/Reso. 7745)