Section 23-8.5 Banners.


     (a)  The Special Business District may attach banners to city street light standards located on public rights-of-way, or within public utility easements, adjacent to public rights-of-way, within an area defined as follows: bound on the north by Rogers Street, on the east by College Avenue, on the south by Elm Street and on the west by Providence Road. Attachment of the banners shall be done under the following conditions:

    (1)    The message conveyed relates to cultural, civic or other city wide activities.

    (2)    No banner can carry a political or nonsecular message.

    (3)    The Columbia Special Business District, after executing an attachment agreement with the city, shall have the exclusive right to install banners on city street light standards in the above-described area. The attachment agreement shall set out requirements for the design of attachment brackets and installation, removal, maintenance, and responsibility for such attachment brackets and banners. Said requirements shall be set out in banner regulations promulgated by the city manager and reviewed annually and approved by the city council.

    (4)    Banners shall conform to design specifications established by the Special Business District.

     (b) A college, university or hospital may attach banners to city street light standards located on public rights-of-way, or within public utility easements, adjacent to the campus of the college, university or hospital.  Attachment of the banners shall be done under the following conditions:

(1)    The banners shall be limited to identifying the name of the college, university or hospital or conveying a message related to cultural, civic or city-wide activities.

    (2)    No banner can carry a political or nonsecular message.

(3)    The college, university or hospital, after executing an attachment agreement with the city, shall have the exclusive right to install banners on the city street light standards described in the agreement. The attachment agreement shall set out requirements for the design of attachment brackets and installation, removal, maintenance, and responsibility for such attachment brackets and banners.

    (c)    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a public library may display banners subject to the following conditions:

(1)     Attachment to city street light standards.  Upon entering into an attachment agreement with the city, a public library may attach banners to city street light standards located on public rights-of-way, or within public utility easements, adjacent to the library premises, including library parking lots.  The library, after executing the attachment agreement with the city, shall have the exclusive right to install banners on the city street light standards described in the agreement.  The attachment agreement shall set out requirements for the design of attachment brackets and installation, removal, maintenance and responsibility for such attachment brackets and banners.

(2)     Attachment to library light standards and sign poles.  A public library may attach banners to library light standards and to library sign poles.

(3)     Parking lot sign poles.  Each library parking lot shall be allowed up to four (4) banner sign poles for each adjacent street right-of-way.  The banners on the poles shall be the same height as the banners on the library light standards in the lot.  The poles shall be located at least four (4) feet from the street right-of-way.

(4)     Banner content.  The banners shall be limited to identifying the name of the library or library facility or conveying a message related to a cultural, civic or city-wide activity. No banner can carry a political or nonsecular message.

(5)     Banner number and size.  There is no limit on the number of banners, however, banners shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in sign surface area per side or a total of thirty-two (32) square feet per banner.

(6)     Banners other than for library identification.  If a banner is for a purpose other than identifying the library or library facility, the banner shall not remain in place for more than thirty (30) days.


(Ord. No. 11448, § 1, 5-4-87; Ord. No. 13191, § 1, 12-16-91; Ord. No. 17734, § 1, 7-7-03; Ord. No. 20069, § 1, 10-6-08)


(Ord. 20069, Amended, 10/06/2008, Prior Text; Ord. 17734, Amended, 07/07/2003, Prior Text)