Political sign. The city recognizes the importance of political signs in the exercise of free speech. The city hereby finds it necessary to regulate certain aspects of political signs:
No political sign may be erected prior to 60 days before an election cycle and must be removed five calendar days after the election.
No political sign may be placed inside any city right-of-way or upon any bridge, or any pole used for public utility, or traffic control signals, or street sign.
Political signs placed in residential zoning districts shall be no larger than four square feet. Placement of political signs on roofs is prohibited. Political signs can not be stacked on top of each other. Political signsmust be ground mounted or placed on the bottom portion of a fence or structure.
Political signs placed in zoning districts other than residential shall be no larger than eight square feet. All other zones signs shall be no larger than 32 square feet.
Political signs placed on private property must have the express consent of the property owner.
Political signs shall not be illuminated.
Any political sign deemed to have damaged public property shall be subject to immediate removal by the city. If information is provided to the city or included on the sign indicating whom to contact regarding the sign, the city shall provide notice to the contact following removal of the sign.