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File #: 130628    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/19/2013 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 12/11/2014
Title: Amending Chapter 10-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Posting of Signs," by revising enforcement and penalty provisions relating to posting and advertising upon signs on utility poles, street lights, and other structures and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: SIGNS
Code sections: 10-1200 - POSTING OF TEMPORARY SIGNS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy13062801.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/19/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/11/20141 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
12/4/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/4/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/4/20141 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20140 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/3/20140 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/3/20140 Committee on Licenses and Inspections AMENDED   Action details Not available
12/3/20141 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/19/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 10-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Posting of Signs," by revising enforcement and penalty provisions relating to posting and advertising upon signs on utility poles, street lights, and other structures and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 10-1200 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 10-1200. POSTING OF SIGNS
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§ 10-1202. Prohibited Conduct.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no person shall post or advertise upon any sign on [any] a:
(1) utility pole;
(2) streetlight;
(3) traffic or parking sign or device, including any post to which such sign or device is attached;
(4) historical marker; or
(5) City-owned tree or tree in the public right-of-way.
(b) A person may post or advertise upon a sign on a streetlight provided the sign complies with the requirements of the Banner Program, as defined by regulations promulgated by the Department of Streets.
(c) No person or business shall hire, contract with or pay another person or business to post any sign in violation of this Section.

§ 10-1203. Posting of Prohibited Signs Enforcement and Penalties.
(a) The code official shall issue a [code violation notice] notice of violation as provided in § 1-112 for posting or advertising upon any sign [posted] in violation of this [Chapter.] Chapter; however, the amount to be submitted in response to a notice of violation shall be $150.00 when the illegal sign is:
(1) Posted more than 7 feet above the ground;
(2) Composed of inflexible material, including but not limited to plastic or metal;
(3) Affixed using nails, staples, tacks, screws, bolts, rivets or other materials that penetrate the surface; or
(4) Affixed using packing tape, duct tape or other similar adhesive material having a width in excess of 1 inc...

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