City leaders in Costa Mesa are discussing proposals to employ more limits and regulations for business signage. This, not surprisingly, has angered the business community. Small and mid-sized businesses, in particular, have balked at the idea of new limits that could decrease their ability to drive traffic to their doors. According to reports, disagreements about business signs in Costa Mesa have been an ongoing issue.
Signs Are Too Big
The mayor of Costa Mesa has stated that many monument-size signs around the city are simply too big. Short of calling them eyesores, the mayor believes these large signs are not attractive. The mayor and city council, for instance, think it’s time to revisit their sign regulations and to design some new rules for business signs. While the changes would be more restrictive, it’s still uncertain as to how restrictive the new rules may be. The council is still discussing various proposals. Some of the council is bothered by the fact that some businesses have multiple signs. One proposal would limit not only the size of a sign (in proportion to the size of the business property), but also the number of signs that could be posted.