of the prime missions of our association is the active involvement and participation
in the legislative process leading to ordinances and statutes that affect our
industry and our customers. In pursuit of this goal, our legislative committee,
along with association staff, is responsible for overseeing the changes taking
place in local municipal sign codes by becoming involved throughout these sign
code revision processes. Through this committee, we have a vehicle by which we
can make some vital contributions to the various governing bodies at the local
members must be willing to be the association's eyes and ears, and to act as a
conduit of information that they may hear at city hall of upcoming changes.
USA's legislative committee representatives typically meet with staff and any
consultants at the outset and any subsequent meetings where development of the
code takes place. Providing input during draft development is extremely important
to the outcome of the final document.
present at public workshops and hearings before the planning commission, city
council, and board of supervisors is an important element in the process of adoption
of a new ordinance as this keeps the issues and consequences in front of the governing
body for consideration.
the process of code rewrites, the association continually asks these three important
questions: Is it fair to all concerned? Is it equitable? Is it enforceable? The
association strives to ensure that the codes, which we must operate under, provide
the best service and products to our customers.
the support of a watchful and involved membership, the future of the industry
should remain strong within the region.