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Pop protests - Sign action delayed . (Continued from Metroi a...
Sign action delayed . (Continued from Metroi a restraining order on enforcement enforcement of the law pending a legal disposition. One of the side reasons for postponing postponing action on the Lake Arrowhead Arrowhead proposal was to wait for a decision on the Big Bear lawsuit. . "Although County Counsel feels confident that the county's right to establish and enforce sign regulations regulations will be upheld, a contrary decision would directly affect the ; county's sign regulation," Bauer said in a memo to the commission. Most of the opposition to the ordinance has come from moun- moun- ; tain real estate agents and sign owners. One of these, Lake Arrowhead Arrowhead Realtor Al Poplawski, told the commission Thursday he favored a sign ordinance but not the one proposed. He accused the planning staff of giving the commission only in- in- ' formation that is biased in favor of the ordinance. The ordinance provides for a minimum of two months and a maximum of fjve years to comply with the ordinance, depending on the value of the sign. Poplawski said the time limits should be doubled, for a maximum maximum of 10 years for the largest signs. He also said the county should reimburse sign ordinance violators violators for the current replacement value of their signs, using eminent domain powers. Also, opponents favor larger signs than those that would be allowed under the proposal. The two month delay was favored favored by Lake Arrowhead resident resident Barbara Cole, w ho presented the commission with petitions containing containing 83 signatures of mountain residents requesting the postponement. postponement. "The ordinance needs to be more flexible and yet prohibit the proliferation of large billboards," she said. LAMAC Chairman Doris Slaton also supported the delay, saying it would give the MAC committee time to "smooth tempers" between between proponents and opponents. She said the Aug. 10 LAMAC meeting, w here the ordinance was first presented, consisted of an ". . .unruly crowd that would not even let Bauer read the ordinance. There were a lot of real estate agents and sign owners there." She also said the MAC committee committee w ill be enlarged to include an equal number of persons opposed to the ordinance. "I feel this will be a true working committee because the people on it are arbitrators," she added. "I'm sure that within 60 days we can work up an ordinance we can all live with." Planning Commission Chairman Carl B. Masingale, calling the issue "very dramatic," also indicated the ordinance may need to be revised. "Everyone recognizes we will have to compromise," he said. "Yet everyone recognizes the need for a sign ordinance in the (mountain) communities."

Clipped from The San Bernardino County Sun15 Sep 1978, FriPage 17

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California)15 Sep 1978, FriPage 17
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