Last summer the Escondido City Council began a one-year pilot program with provisions to allow businesses to use advertising feather flags and temporary portable signs. At the end of the trial period the City Council would review the impact of the program and decide whether or not to continue to allow them. Unfortunately, some street corners became inundated with feather signs which created a cluttered circus-like look to the community. This was counter-productive to the Council’s efforts to improve the Escondido’s appearance. As a result, the City Council voted not to extend the sign provisions, which expired June 22, 2013.
The City is providing a courtesy “grace period” within which business owners must discontinue the use of these temporary/portable signs.
All feather flags and temporary portable signs must be removed from display by SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, except those flags/signs displaying a special event sign permit sticker.
If you have any questions about this issue, please call Code Enforcement at (760) 839-4650.
Originally Posted July 18, 2013