Billboard Ordinance Update

The City is proposing to repeal and delete Chapter 5.62, Signs and Billboards, in its entirety, and to amend Title 17, Chapter 17.36 Sign Regulations to add a new Section 17.36.180 that would provide guidance for the “relocation” of existing billboards within the City. As defined in the proposed Billboard Ordinance, “relocation” includes the conversion of an existing static billboard display to a digital display, subject to the removal of other existing billboard faces on major arterial streets in the City or within the view of the City.

Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 1860-18 was prepared to evaluate the physical environmental impacts of the project, in conformance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per State CEQA Guidelines Section 15070 and in conformance with the Local CEQA Guidelines. The Mitigated Negative Declaration is currently in the public review period. Written comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received in the office of the City of Orange Planning Division or via email at by 5 pm on November 29, 2018.

The City will hold a Planning Commission Hearing at 7:00 pm on December 3, 2018 in the Orange Council Chambers at City Hall. The public and interested agencies are invited to attend the meeting.

Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 7 pm
Orange Council Chambers at City Hall
300 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866

Update November 21, 2018

The City has received a site-specific Photometric Analysis for the billboard located at 1936 E. Katella Avenue (Billboard 1).  The analysis is available for review under Project Documents.