Lacey History Month – signs

June 17th, 2015 by Ken

In 1992 the City of Lacey adopted the most restrictive sign ordinance in the state – – and maybe in the entire country.   Led by Mayor Bill Bush, the ordinance forbid almost every type of pole sign, restricted the size of signs on buildings and made flags, banners and other types of on-street advertising illegal.  Over the decades some minor changes were made to the ordinance despite efforts from the business community for greater changes.   This year – – thanks to the election of four pro-business council members – – including mayor Andy Ryder, many significant changes were made in the ordinance.   The sign ordinance is still restrictive but does allow some flexibility.

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