After extensions and delays, the digital message boards are now illegal in Mandeville
Flash: Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7:40 PM
MANDEVILLE — The City Council tonight (May 13, 2021) killed what would have amounted to a reprieve for some electronic signs in the City of Mandeville after they were outlawed five years ago and given a grace period which ended January 1st of this year.
Ordinance No. 21-02 would have amended existing city code adopted in 2015, which outlawed “Electronic Message Centers” starting January 1, 2021, after a five year amortization period. The City effectively extended the original January 1st deadline to May 1, 2021, as part of its COVID-19 accommodations.
This ordinance would have created an exception for signs whose digital components comprise 50% or less of the sign face surface, allowing them to operate until January 1, 2022. Those larger than 50% would be illegal.
Councilman at Large Rick Danielson, who introduced the ordinance, made a motion to withdraw his ordinance, and the council unanimously agreed.