digital signs

Amid Grumbles, City Passes Digital Sign Ordinance

Dec 2, 2015

The Reno City Council approved a controversial digital sign ordinance Wednesday. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

This was the final vote over the new regulations, which have sparked a lengthy debate.

Mayor Hillary Scheive says the rules aren’t perfect but are definitely an improvement.

The ordinance seeks to balance the interests of the business community and those who would prefer to keep corridors free from the bright electronic signs favored by the area's casinos, convenience stores and some strip clubs.

After nearly a year of gathering community input, Reno City Council has given the initial OK on new regulations for digital signs. A final vote is needed for approval and implementation.

To learn more about the proposed rules, KUNR's Michelle Bliss talked to Bob Conrad with our local media partner ThisisReno, who has been covering the story.