Election Signs/Temporary Sign Regulations
What are Westlake Villages regulations on election signs?
The placement of temporary signs is subject to regulations by the City of Westlake Village, and the State of California.
- Temporary signs may not be placed on private property without the permission of the property owner or their designee. This includes any vacant lots.
- A sign on the property is not permission for your sign to be added; you must also receive permission to add your sign to the property.
- Placement of all signs must not constitute a traffic hazard or create a hazardous condition.
- Candidates will be contacted by City Staff if signs violate the Westlake Village Municipal Code and will be required to remove the signs.
- City staff has the right to remove signs located in a public right-of-way or on City- owned property if in violation of the Westlake Village Municipal Code.
During an election period, 21 days before the election and 2 days following the election, temporary signs may be displayed. Each lot may display one temporary sign per one candidate or measure to be submitted to the voters at the election.
Temporary signs may not exceed six square feet and may not exceed five feet in height. If displayed in a window, temporary signs may not exceed six square feet. Any temporary signs in the street medians may not cause a traffic hazard.
All candidates may place temporary signs up 21 days prior to the election and all must be removed 2 days after the election. Please note those dates. Please help to keep the City of Westlake Village beautiful and remove your signs.
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 TEMPORARY SIGN PLACEMENT DATES
|Temporary signs may be posted beginning 21 days before the November 8, 2022 Election|
October 18, 2022
|Temporary signs must be removed by 2 days following the November 8, 2022 Election|
November 10, 2022
9.18.090. Public Property.
A. Prohibition. No person shall construct, erect, attach, place, paint, or otherwise maintain any sign on public property.
B. Election Period Exception. During the period from twenty-one (21) days prior to an election to two (2) days after such election, signs not exceeding six (6) square feet in sign face area and not exceeding five (5) feet in sign height may be placed on public street medians. As used in this subsection, “election” means a federal, state or local government election.
C. Impound. Any sign erected upon public property in violation of the provisions of this Section may be removed by the Director or any authorized representative thereof.
(Ord. No. 245-16, § 4, 5-11-2016)
9.18.100. Exempt Temporary Signs.
A. Election Period. During the period from twenty-one (21) days prior to an election to two (2) days after the election, each lot may display one temporary sign per office or measure to be submitted to the voters at the election. Such signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet in sign face area and shall not exceed five (5) feet in sign height. If such signs are displayed in a window, the total sign area per window shall not exceed six (6) square feet.
9.18.150. Prohibited Signs.
The following signs shall be prohibited in all zones:
A. Portable (i.e., “A” frame or “sandwich board” signs).
B. Flashing or scintillating signs.
C. Revolving signs.
D. Devices dispensing bubbles and free-floating particles of matter.
E. Devices projecting, or otherwise reproducing, the image of an advertising sign or message on any surface or object.
F. Outdoor advertising signs including those placed in public rights-of-way such as bus bench signs and bus shelter signs.
G. Projecting signs.
H. Signs which project into an existing or future street right-of-way.
I. Automatic changing signs.
J. Streamers, banners and pennants.
K. Pole signs, except for on-site directional signs not visible from any street or from outside the property.
L. Any sign affixed to any vehicle or trailer on a public right-of-way, or on public or private property, for the purpose of advertising an event or attracting people to a place of business, unless the vehicle or trailer is intended to be used in its normal business capacity and not for the purpose of advertising an event or attracting people to a place of business.
M. Temporary signs, except as otherwise specifically permitted by this Article 9, Chapter 1.
N. Signs consisting of, or having the appearance of, exposed tube lighting, visible from outside the building, when reasonably likely to draw attention to the business or activity.
O. Roof signs.
P. Can-style monument signs.
Q. Digital signs, except as otherwise specifically permitted by Section 9.18.080.
(Ord. No. 245-16, § 4, 5-11-2016)