Battle over sidewalk signs in downtown Montrose
Montrose Shopping Park merchants have been fuming after city officials cracked down on the use of sidewalk signs outside their storefronts.
The business owners say the clampdown will only compound the effects of the struggling economy.
"They need to wake up," said Jade Houston, owner of J. Lauren Hair Studio. "People need to do specials, and not all of us can afford major advertising."
A Glendale code enforcement officer late last week directed business owners in the Montrose Shopping Park to remove temporary banners, sandwich boards and other items from their entrances or risk being fined, business owners said. Enforcement of sign regulations has been in place for years, said John Brownell, senior neighborhood services supervisor.
-- Megan O'Neil