The Eureka City Council is currently evaluating the City’s regulations regarding digital signs, which are also known as electronic signs, electronic message centers, LED message centers, and reader boards. Digital signs utilize computerized high-resolution LED displays that produce rapidly changing customized message content. In many ways, digital signs are large television screens. Approximately nine digital signs are currently operating within Eureka City limits.
The Eureka Municipal Code (EMC) currently allows digital signs in all commercial and industrial zones with the same size restrictions as other types of signs. The City Council is considering modifying these regulations and has directed Eureka City staff to evaluate the impacts and benefits of digital signs. Among the information sought by City Council is the opinion of the general public as well as the opinion of business owners. Accordingly, the City of Eureka is gathering input regarding digital signage via two online surveys (linked below). The first survey will help inform Eureka’s policy makers about how the public, including both Eureka and non-Eureka residents, feel about digital signs. The second survey will provide information about how business owners feel about digital signs. This information will help to shape the way that digital signs are regulated in Eureka in the future.
For members of the general public interested in expressing your opinion regarding digital signs, complete the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/xDQA1yYum8j9tzhA2. Note that you must provide the address where you live to complete the survey. The survey will close on March 9th.
For business owners interested in expressing your opinion regarding digital signs, complete the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/cDAu8izVrdGbiB0s1. Note that you must provide your Eureka business license number to complete the survey. The survey will close on March 9th.
The Eureka City Council is tentatively scheduled to discuss digital signs at the upcoming March 20th City Council meeting. For more information about the City’s current digital sign regulations, contact Brian Heaton at 707-441-4160.