The sandwich board ordinance that allows businesses to place free-standing signs on the sidewalks without a permit so long as they follow a list of requirements is coming to an end later this month. The Boston City Council will now decide whether to extend it or make revisions.
Under the current ordinance, sandwich board signs must be no larger than 24″ x 36″, in good condition, only outside during business hours of operation, and display content only related to goods for sale.
As council members discussed what to do with the ordinance moving forward, concerns raised included a lack of enforcement, crowded sidewalks, and wind blowing the signs into the street.
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