Jacksonville City leaders have voted to temporarily restrict certain types of billboards within the city limits. During Monday night’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, members decided to approve a 180-day moratorium on digital billboards in the city.
Officials say until some rules are set, this technology is forbidden in the city. City Building Inspector, Mark Williams says city zoning laws permit digital business signs, digital public message signs and digital bulletin board signs.
While those types of signs are similar to billboards, there is a difference under city zoning laws. City Planning and Development Coordinator, Mark Stephens says the existing billboards will not be affected.