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Supervisors Consider Expanded Neighborhood Signage Program for Unincorporated Areas



The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday discussed enhancing a program to make decorative identification signs more affordable for unincorporated communities, including possible fee waivers.

Supervisors unanimously directed staff to return with a proposed ordinance in three months.

The county will also look into prioritizing funding for lower-income communities, including signage cost examples and a cap on what the county would spend. The cost per sign could range from $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the design and permitting requirements.

Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher said that along with strengthening community ties, such signs also foster a sense of identity.

During a public hearing, several planning group representatives urged supervisors to expand the program.

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