• Los Angeles Sign Ordinance Update

    LA Sign Ordinance Update

    Good News: On-Site Digital Now Included!

    CSA Government Affairs Committee Co-chaired by Mark Gastineau, Arrow Sign Co. and Todd Einhaus, Watchfire Signs
    Jeff Aran, CSA Government Affairs Director & Legal Counsel

    Just in time for the new year, the City of Los Angeles distributed late Friday, Dec. 8, an updated draft of the proposed sign code. After 8 long years, among many other changes a new section permitting on-site digital signage has been added. No public hearing has been scheduled for a vote, but the matter was presented at the Planning & Land Use Committee on Dec 12 in the form of a “report.” Samantha Martinez (CSA consultant), James Carpentier (ISA Director State & Local Government Affairs), and Roy Flahive (CSA Executive Director), attended the PLUM Hearing; Roy’s report related to the hearing follows below.

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    Recap 2015: A Great Summit

    luncheon-panoramaThe 2015 CSA Annual Convention and California Sign Industry Summit came to a very successful conclusion on Friday the 28th. All indications are that everyone had a great time. Some comments heard while attendees were leaving; “Best CSA Event I have ever attended,” “Easily Best CSA Convention I’ve been to,” “I wish my wife had come to this one – she would have loved it!”

    “I wish my wife had come to this one – she would have loved it!”

    bowling-2The fun and excitement started on Wednesday evening with bowling at the East Village Tavern & Bowl. 86 people attended this exciting event, sponsored by CNP Signs & Graphics and Signtech Electrical Advertising. Twelve lanes were set aside just for CSA, with The Back Yard Grill the theme for the food served – the general consensus was the Mac & Cheese was something to behold – along with the Tavern Burger Sliders, Grilled Marinated Artichokes, and Caesar Salad to round out the menu.

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    Food, Flying A, and Firestone!

    Reiff’s Antique Gas Station Museum Dinner Meeting

    It is a no wonder that CSA members traveled from all directions to attend the dinner meeting and program March 26th in Woodland, CA. All twenty four people in attendance just loved the experience of visiting Reiff’s, as did the CSA group that visited the museum last year. To think that this endeavor didn’t start until fifteen years ago, the collection of old signs and 1950’s memorabilia assembled so far, is just amazing.

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    Mixing Business with Pleasure a Good Thing

    The first two Dinner Meetings of the California Sign Association fiscal year offered the opportunity to exercise mental muscles, and other muscles. Education seminars followed by rousing dinner activities took place in Anaheim on November 4th, followed by Livermore, in northern California on the 13th.

    Both dinner events were open to members and prospective members, kicking off with a two hour presentation by U.L. Engineers, 3:30pm – 5:30pm. The engineers conducted a well-attended training session on the new Retrofitting rules and regulations. They were able to explain in detail what is being required by U.L. to properly retrofit a listed sign with new LED components in the field.

    Attendees who also registered for the dinner event that followed then shared a delicious dinner with a healthy side of networking. In Anaheim, CSA hosted a terrific speaker, Lisa Reid. Reid is a presenter with Productive Learning – a unique personal growth company.

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