Last month, a federal district court in California ruled that the City of Baldwin Park’s sign ordinance was likely unconstitutional, even after the city amended the ordinance amidst a legal challenge. The code allowed property owners additional signage and flag displays during certain times of the year, including election season and around holidays, respectively, and allowed businesses to display additional signage during promotional events.
The case originated when community members, including individuals and business owners, displayed signs alleging corruption by a local politician. Baldwin Park enforced its code, which prohibited the signs in question. The individuals and business owners filed a First Amendment challenge. The city then amended its code, and the amended code is now in question. Continue Reading Court Grants Motion for Preliminary Injunction in California Sign Code Case