Special to the PRESS
The South Padre Island City Council was expected to take another look at the Island’s sign ordinance Wednesday, but according to officials, city leaders will likely give the committee researching the issue more time to develop their recommendations since that review committee was not able to meet before this coming city council meeting.
City Council member Courtney Hayden, who was asked to head the committee during last month’s city council meeting, said when the city council last met, the council agreed to have established a review committee to look through the points of the ordinance for clarification, and no major changes are expected to be made. “Easy to understand, and easy to enforce is the goal,” Hayden said.
However, business leaders, who suggested that the city take a closer look at the ordinance, which, in part, prohibits Island businesses from posting placards, signs, and flyers on their windows, said that the ordinance was intrusive and restricting on their business. Those signs not only include signs involving the store sales and vendors but also flyers promoting community events.
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