of the prime missions of our association is the active
involvement and participation in the legislative process
leading to ordinances and statutes that affect our industry
and our customers. In pursuit of this goal, our legislative
committee, along with association staff, is responsible
for overseeing the changes taking place in local municipal
sign codes by becoming involved throughout these sign
code revision processes. Through this committee, we
have a vehicle by which we can make some vital contributions
to the various governing bodies at the local level.
members must be willing to be the association's eyes
and ears, and to act as a conduit of information that
they may hear at city hall of upcoming changes.
NSA's legislative committee representatives typically
meet with staff and any consultants at the outset and
any subsequent meetings where development of the code
takes place. Providing input during draft development
is extremely important to the outcome of the final document.
present at public workshops and hearings before the
planning commission, city council, and board of supervisors
is an important element in the process of adoption of
a new ordinance as this keeps the issues and consequences
in front of the governing body for consideration.
the process of code rewrites, the association continually
asks these three important questions: Is it fair to
all concerned? Is it equitable? Is it enforceable? The
association strives to ensure that the codes, which
we must operate under to provide the best service and
products to our customers.
the support of a watchful and involved membership, the
future of the industry should remain strong within the