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March 25, 2014

Small-business owners invited to town hall meeting on Raleigh sign changes

Small-business owners can learn and share concerns about proposed changes to the city’s sign rules at a town meeting on Thursday.

Shop Local Raleigh and branding agency The Publicus Community are hosting a town hall meeting Thursday centered on proposed changes to the city's sign rules.

The meeting will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at downtown bar The Architect, 108 1/2 E. Hargett St.

The Raleigh City Council is considering tweaking signs rules and regulating signs inside storefronts after receiving complaints about controversial electronic signs on Glenwood Avenue last year.

A city study found that 24.1 percent of businesses would likely be in violation of the new rules. Proposed changes could reduce the amount of signage allowed on windows to no more than 25 percent of storefront, according to organizers of the town hall meeting.

Panelists at the meeting will include City Council members John Odom and Bonner Gaylord, who will present their positions on the changes. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the proposed adjustments, said Jeff Tippett, senior marketing manager for The Publicus Community.

The event is free but registration is required. You can register for the event here.

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