Electronic Signs Lead To Suburban Opposition

While downtown advocates encourage lights and signs with animated activity in Columbus' core, complaints have arisen over those flashy signs on suburban arterials.
September 8, 2006, 1pm PDT | ataylor719
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Colorfully lit signs, some animated like stadium scoreboards, are popping up all over Columbus and even out into the suburbs. Many feel that these signs should remain in the city.

"Paul Freedman, Columbus’ program coordinator for code development, said the city’s code isn’t as strong as it should be."

" 'Technology has changed," Freedman said. 'I’m always in favor of updating the code.' "

"He said the trick is drawing up citywide regulations that don’t interfere with plans to jazz up Downtown with electronic billboards and don’t create loopholes."

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Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 in The Columbus Dispatch
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