The City of Vancouver is seeking public opinion on billboards, advertising signs, and other electronic signage as the city works on the second phase of its Sign By-law.
“Because signage plays a prominent role on our streets, landscapes, and buildings, the City is looking for public input on signs,” City of Vancouver says.
Vancouver approved the first phase bylaw review in 2017, which led to new regulations for business signage. Phase two will examine billboards, advertising signs and electronic signage.
“Vancouver’s current sign regulations do not reflect changing technology or broader opportunities for community benefits such as airtime for public art, Amber Alerts, or to support arts, culture, and community events,” the city said.
Feedback collected will help staff create a framework for these signs in Vancouver, including ideas for how to better regulate them. Council will see those options in early 2020.
Vancouver has also launched an online survey to seek public opinion on the issue.