If you are a local government official – a mayor, planner, city council member, municipal attorney, city manager, on the economic development board, a building inspector or code official – then chances are you've had to deal with your community's sign ordinance. And if you've done any work on a sign ordinance, then you know such work can be extremely complex and even controversial at times.
ISA can help you navigate through the many issues which arise when drafting and enforcing sign ordinances. We have expert staff on hand who are well-versed in the various complexities associated with sign codes. We are happy to provide information and expertise to government officials as needed. Contact David Hickey, VP Advocacy at (703) 836-4012 or [email protected].
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EMC Night-time Brightness Level Recommendations: Updated in August 2016, this EMC brightness guide is based on peer-reviewed research by Dr. Ian Lewin of Lighting Sciences, Inc. Dr. Lewin is a leading lighting expert with over 30 years experience in the lighting industry.
Check out the new version, updated August 2016!
||EMCs and Traffic Safety: Texas A&M University's Transportation Engineering School recently conducted exhaustive research on the traffic safety impact of on-premise electronic message centers (EMCs). This research is the first of its kind, and will provide local decision-makers with the fact-based evidence necessary to enact reasonable and beneficial sign codes.|
||Digital Signage and Traffic Safety Executive Summary: This executive summary offers a statistical analysis and three key takeaways from the original report. |
||Finding Common Ground: This document provides the latest information on how to properly and effectively regulate electronic message centers (EMCs) so that communities and businesses can benefit.|
|Differences Between On-Premise and Off-Premise Signs: This chart provides a side-by-side comparison and contrast between on-premise and off-premise signs, which is helpful because each type of sign has very distinct capabilities and purposes, each targets a specific audience and each has traditionally been treated under separate legal and regulatory regimes.|
||Examples of EMC Hold Times|
These videos demonstrate examples of various EMC hold times. Videos created and provided by Yesco Electronics.
Reed vs. Town of Gilbert Decision and Legal Issues