Critics of the amendment say that the new regulations make on-site marketing harder for small businesses. As reported by the Midtown Raleigh News, a survey by city planner Travis Crane revealed that around 24.1 percent of businesses in the city would be in violation of the new rules. The move could even curtail business for established sign companies in Durham.
Stringent New Restrictions
First discussed in a March 18, 2014, Raleigh Planning Commission meeting, the proposed amendments recommend that, except for fleet and rental vehicles, all vehicular signage will be prohibited, regardless of intent. However, it is restrictions to window signage that have small business owners most concerned.