Oro Valley Council extends sign relief program

ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Oro Valley Town Council has extended a temporary sign relief program for another two years.  This happened at the Council's latest regular meeting earlier this week.

This new program will allow the temporary use of A-frame signs, non-profit signs and outdoor displays for businesses in Oro Valley until February 1, 2016.

In a recent news release the Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath stated, "Although our economy is beginning to recover, we are still on the mend.  The two-year extension of the temporary relief program ensures continuity of this strategy as the economy continues to recover from the recession."

This will be the third time this program has been expanded since its inception in 2011, it was expanded in 2012 to include non-profits.  The program charges a one-time fee of $50 for A-frame signs, as well as requires a 'walk-in' review be completed prior to issuing a permit.  The fees and reviews are waived for non-profit groups and outdoor displays.

Businesses will be informed of the extension by the Development & Infrastructure Services Department and Economic Development Division.  An educational forum will also be held in February by the Greater OroValley Chamber of Commerce.

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