This morning, April 22, 2014, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners chose to adopt an ordinance to further regulate gas station signs for the already heavily regulated industry. Libertarians would suggest there should be no regulation of the signs, leaving up to the individual owner/operators of each gas station to determine what works best for them and their customers. The countywide ordinance (PDF) was tentatively approved by commissioners this past February. The issue had been tabled for a June, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting, however county commissioners got wind of a state law which could derail their plans, so last week they moved the ordinance up on the calendar for today.
Gas station signs are about to change in Palm Beach County