Changes in sign regulations coming

Signs can no longer be regulated by content, Saline County Planning and Zoning Director David Neal told Saline County commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday.

As a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Saline County and Salina officials will be making changes to sign regulations.

“If I have to read it to regulate it, I can’t do that,” Neal said.

For example, Saline County currently requires that political signs be removed within seven days of an election.

“We can no longer say it’s a political sign, because I would have to read it,” Neal said.

Dean Andrew, Salina’s planning and zoning director, said after the meeting that the city’s sign code also must be changed.

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