Sec. 20-6-1. Application for permit-- Identification and standards.

No person shall use any portion of the sidewalk in any part of the city for the placement of advertising signs/displays, newsracks, modular newsracks, chairs and/or tables without first obtaining a sign permit from the community development director for advertising signs/displays and a permit from the director of public works pursuant to the provisions of this article. Such permit shall entitle the permittee to place, install and maintain one or more advertising signs/displays, newsracks, modular newsracks, chairs and/or tables within the public right-of-way. The permittee shall affix to or permanently display upon each advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table placed, installed or maintained pursuant to a permit issued hereunder the permittee’s name, street address and telephone number. Any advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table which in whole or part rests upon, in, or over any public right-of-way, shall comply with the following standards:

(a) No newsrack or modular newsrack shall exceed fifty-two inches in height, or two feet in width.
(b) Advertising signs/displays, newsracks or modular newsracks shall only be placed near a curb or adjacent to the wall of a building. Advertising signs/displays, newsracks or modular newsracks placed near a curb shall be placed not less than eighteen inches nor more than twenty-four inches from the edge of such curb. Advertising signs/displays, newsracks or modular newsracks placed adjacent to a wall of a building shall be placed parallel to such wall and not more than six inches from the wall. Advertising signs/displays, newsracks or modular newsracks shall not extend into the sidewalk more than thirty-six inches from the curb or more than twenty-four inches from a wall. Chairs and/or tables shall only be placed adjacent to the wall of a building.
(c) No advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table shall be chained, bolted or otherwise attached to any property or permanently fixed object not owned by the permittee, or with respect to which the permittee has not obtained in writing the permission of the owner thereof. No advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table shall be placed in, on or attached to any landscape planter, tree well or tree.
(d) No advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table shall be bolted or otherwise attached to the public sidewalk without specific approval in the permit.
(e) Newsracks or modular newsracks may be chained or otherwise attached to each other to a maximum number of spaces for four publications. A distance of not less than three hundred feet shall separate each group of newsracks so attached.
(f) Each advertising sign/display, newsrack, modular newsrack, chair and/or table shall be maintained by the permittee in a clean and neat condition and in good repair at all times. (Ord. No. 1201, § 2 (part).)