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The Content Challenge: A Practitioner's Guide to Sign Ordinances After Reed

Municipal Lawyer

  • November 2018

Catherine Clodfelter wrote the cover story in Municipal Lawyer on what has become a thorny issue for cities, towns, and counties: revising sign ordinances. 

"Municipalities across the country have been struggling to find the right response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on sign ordinances in Reed v. Town of Gilbert," Catherine wrote. "Three justices concurring with the majority in Reed predicted this outcome, writing that the Court’s ruling would cast doubt on the ordinances of 'thousands of towns,' many of which were 'entirely reasonable' to begin with."

"But there are effective ways for municipalities to comply with Reed while accomplishing their public policy goals," Catherine continued. "We have been partnering with municipalities to do that over the past few years and have learned valuable lessons about what works and what does not. If you have not revised your jurisdiction’s sign ordinance yet – or if you have and are looking for additional analysis – this article is for you."

You can read the full article beginning on page 6 of this magazine. Municipal Lawyer is the flagship publication of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), a leading advocate and resource for local government attorneys since 1935.