Chapter 17.60


17.60.255    Banners.

17.60.270    Violation – Penalty.

17.60.255 Banners.

A. Banners shall only be suspended over sidewalks and/or streets at locations where the city has provided a banner mounting facility. The facility shall have poles, mounting span cable and eyes. The span cable height shall be of no less than 24 feet measured from the finished surface of the road.

B. Banners shall have a maximum width of 30 feet and a maximum depth of four feet. Banners shall have wind load relief flaps 18 inches wide and 10 inches high spaced for a density of one flap for each 10 square feet of surface area. Relief flaps shall be spaced uniformly to provide uniform wind load reduction.

C. Banners shall have three-eighths-inch diameter nylon rope sewn into the top and bottom of the canvas for the total length of the banner. Banners shall have brass or steel grommets which shall be on 18-inch centers just below the three-eighths-inch diameter nylon rope sewn into the top of the banner canvas.

D. Banners shall be mounted to the span cable with nylon cable ties.

E. Banners shall be stretched tight and attached to the poles with three-eighths-inch diameter nylon or polyester rope positioned at the corners/edges of the banner and secured to the eyes provided on the poles. The ropes should be secured by being tied to the ropes that are sewn into the top and bottom of the banner.

F. Banners shall be made of number 12 duck canvas, nylon net with vinyl coating, or a fabric of equivalent strength.

G. Banners shall not be installed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

H. The building services division shall review the design of the banner and see that it be placed and secured in a manner satisfactory to the department for the period of time specified by the department and when a permit therefor is granted by the department.

1. The maximum length of time for a banner permit shall be 21 days.

2. In the event that the applicant fails to remove the banner upon expiration of permit or in the case where the permit is revoked, the building services division shall have the authority to cause any such banner to be removed from the city’s right-of-way.

I. The applicant shall furnish a bond or policy of insurance in a form acceptable to the city attorney, indemnifying the city and naming the city as an additional insured up to an amount of $300,000 for damage or injury to any person(s) or property occasioned by the banner or its cable. The bond or insurance is a condition to the granting of a permit by the building services division.

J. The applicant shall furnish evidence that the installer of the banner carries a minimum of $300,000 of liability insurance for damage to property or personal injury occasioned by the installation of the banner, and that the installer has the expertise and equipment to properly perform such an installation.

K. Banners shall only be permitted for events which, in the opinion of the building services division, relate to activities for the benefit of the community. [Ord. 9727 § 3, 1987; Ord. 9182 § 2, 1983].

17.60.270 Violation – Penalty.

Any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a misdemeanor and each day or part of a day that such violation continues shall be punishable by a fine in any sum not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 26; Code 1980 at § 4.24.270].