New ordinance would get rid of sandwich boards in downtown Palm Springs


Signs signs, everywhere there’s signs, blockin’ out the scenery, breaking my mind – seriously though, have you been to downtown Palm Springs lately? There are a shitload of signs. But, maybe not much longer.

A new ordinance is being considered by the city to remove A-frame signs, reports KMIR. This is in order to comply with American Disabilities Act which requires sidewalks to have a five foot clearance so wheelchairs can easily pass through.

And, based on just this 8 seconds of KMIR’s story, this would get rid of a ton of signs:

“I know it doesn’t seem like much but really when people are walking down the street, they have the opportunity to glance out and see what kind of businesses there are. This sign is very important to me,” Joy Meredith, owner of Crystal Fantasy, told the television station.

Meredith and other business owners hope they can find a way to keep the signs while working with the city to comply with the American Disabilities Act and a Supreme Court decision that pertains to the size of the signs.

Not that anyone notices signs anymore, what with them looking at their cellphones while walking.


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