Canadian city Kelowna extends ban on digital signage, citing 'visual clutter'

Kelowna, a city in British Columbia, Canada, has extended its ban on digital signage on commercial buildings, during a city council review of the existing bylaw. Currently, only public service buildings such as churches and schools can use digital signage, according to a report by Kelowna Cap News.

The city extended the ban because the city council views digital signage as a "visual blight" on the community, according to the report.

"While new technologies allow sign lighting levels to be better controlled, there does not appear to be any benefit to residents of the city in expanding the deployment of these signs, and it would not add to the visual character of the community," according to a sign bylaw report to the city council.

The city is also currently considering hiring another bylaw officer to enforce the signage law.

Topics: Advertising, Government, Outdoor Signage

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