By: Diane Benjamin
By now readers know sometimes laws matter, sometimes they don’t. It all depends on how the people who are charged with enforcing them “feel”.
What does the Bloomington City Code say about signs in yards?
(The website does not allow links to specific sections)
First, there is a list of exempt signs – See Chapter 3 – 8.2: http://www.cityblm.org/government/codes-ordinances/city-code
Numerous exemptions are listed, none cover this type of sign in yards.
This sections of the City code lists lots of reason the City has the right to regulate signs including protecting property values::
Many reasons are given for NOT allowing signs including being a traffic hazard if drivers try to read them.
Article 3 says permits must be purchased for signs.
What City ordinance makes these signs legal?
I wonder what the City would do if signs like this started popping up:
Personally, I appreciate people putting signs in their yard stating immigration laws don’t matter.
It’s nice to know who they are.