Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances
Posted on July 31, 2020

Reed 5 Years Later: Sign Code Changes You Still Need to Make

PlannerWebinar_08272020-01Recorded: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT
1.5 CM Law Credits

Is your sign ordinance content-neutral as required by the U.S. Supreme Court? Estimates are that more than half the local jurisdictions in the United States have yet to be fully compliant with the 2015 Reed v. Town of Gilbert decision, and are vulnerable to legal challenges and financial penalties.

Learn how the federal courts have recently been interpreting Reed, including when it comes to regulating billboards and commercial speech. You’ll also learn various approaches when regulating murals, political signs and other challenges in trying to achieve content-neutral sign codes.

This webinar was led by James Carpentier, AICP of International Sign Association, Roger Eastman, AICP of Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc., Todd G. Messenger, JD, MPA of Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Wendy Moeller, FAICP of Compass Point Planning and Mark White, Esq., AICP. Read the full biographies here

You will receive a copy of the Sign Research Foundation’s updated Reed-compliant model sign code, A Framework for On-Premise Sign Regulation, a $29.99 value, and presenter Wendy Moeller’s Best Practices on Regulating Temporary Signs, a $29.99 value.

Supported browsers include: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 and Safari.

Questions? Contact ISA's James Carpentier at or 480.773.3756.

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David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs @signcodeguy


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