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20.01.010. Purpose and intent
The purpose of the sign regulations set forth in this Title shall be to eliminate potential hazards to motorists and pedestrians; to encourage signs, which, by their good design, are aesthetically pleasing and integrated with and harmonious to the buildings and sites which they occupy, and which eliminate excessive and confusing sign displays; to preserve and improve the appearance of the City as a place in which to live and work and as an attraction to nonresidents who come to visit or trade; to effectively index the environment; to safeguard and enhance property values; to protect public and private investment in buildings and open spaces; to eventually eliminate nonconforming signs (see definition under "Sign, nonconforming"); to supplement and be a part of the regulations imposed and the plan set forth under the zoning ordinance of the City of Layton; to implement those portions of the City's General Plan relating to signage; and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare.
It is also the intent of this Title to govern the number, size, type, location, and other provisions relating to signs within the various zones of the City as the zones are established and designated by the zoning ordinance of the City of Layton. No signs shall be allowed in these zones unless exempt under this Title or expressly permitted by the zoning ordinance, or unless said signs comply with the regulations established in Section 20.03.010 of this Title relating to legal nonconforming uses.
Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997