City of Glendale, CA Fights Back Against Fast Food Signs

January 30, 2012

The city of Glendale, Calif. wants to make fast food signs smaller. The city's municipal code has some 38 pages dedicated to sign regulation, including their dimensions and vertical plane angle, and because the code hasn't been enforced, fast-food restaurants have been putting up bigger signs than the law allows.

"It's a matter of aesthetics," said councilman Ara Najarian to the Glendale News-Press. "These signs are something you see in East L.A."

Don't count on super-sized fast-food signs going away in Glendale, though. A new resolution that forces restaurants to change their signage within two years will only affect six businesses, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fast-food chains and other businesses that didn't otherwise plan to change their signage have until March 2014 to switch up their signs.

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