Writing sign codes can be challenging for city planners and administrators who have had no formal training abut the nuances of on-premise signage. But a sub-category of this task, writing regulations specifically for temporary signage, presents an even more perplexing problem.
Wendy Moeller, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based planner (AICP), who recently served as president of the Ohio chapter of the American Planning Association, wrote a treatise of recommendations for temporary signage for the research-oriented Sign Research Foundation, for which she also serves as a board member. The full report, which includes assessments as to how temporary-signage regulations have and will change in lieu of the landmark Reed v. Gilbert SCOTUS case decided in July 2015, can be read at http://www.signresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/Best-Practices-in-Regulating-Temporary-Signs.pdf. An Executive Summary can be found at http://www.signresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/Temporary_Signs_Best_Practices_ES_SRF.pdf