MCA Resolution - Commercial Signs Regulation Part II ZO Amendment
On October 18, 2023, the MCA Executive Committee approved a resolution on the proposed Sign Regulation Part II ZO Amendment. The resolution supported efforts to update the county zoning ordinance, but opposed many of its specific provisions. These included (1) an increase in the allowable nighttime brightness of electronic signs; (2) the elimination of limits on the size of reserved parking signs; (3) the lack of regulations on multifamily building signs and (4) the failure to ban illuminated electronic signs in windows of homebased businesses.
At a public hearing on October 25, 2023, the Planning Commission responded to critical comments by MCA and other organizations by sending the draft amendment back to county staff for reconsideration. The Commission instructed staff to provide Commission members with responses to the written and oral questions and comments the Commission received during the hearing.