Sign code revisions get first look

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Planning Commission wrangled with the fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision during its Aug. 9 meeting. City staff presented a host of changes to Keizer’s sign code that brings the city into line with the Supreme Court’s decision, clears up some areas of ambiguity, and will grant additional latitude to business owners regarding signage. In the Reid vs. Town of Gilbert judgement, the Supreme Court determined that sign codes need to be content-neutral, which is another way of saying the code cannot suppress freedom of speech. That caused...

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