Sec. 20-12-01. Temporary banners promoting city sponsored special events.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, including but not limited to sign regulations set forth in the Zoning Ordinance, banner signs shall be allowed as provided for herein. The director of parks and recreation may authorize the temporary placement of banner signs within the public right-of-way on city property where those banners display the name and/or date of an event and/or activity sponsored entirely the city or co-sponsored by the city that calls attention to the city, its natural advantages, resources, enterprises, attractions, climate, facilities, business and community. The council hereby declares that the city has a compelling interest in creating a restricted, non-public forum to advertise city-sponsored events.
(b) Such banners shall be allowed for only a limited duration and must be a part of the city’s economic development program calling attention to the city, its natural advantages, resources, enterprises, attractions, climate, facilities, business and community. (Ord. No. 1359, § 4 (part).)