If you check the present Metro Code carefully, one might have a strong argument that every LED sign already in Nashville is illegal. A neighbor who attended this meeting told me they overheard the director of the Planning Department make that exact statement after this meeting.Hmm. I don't have time at the moment to read the entire text of the Metro Sign Regulations, but if the comment is true, then this is something to consider. If anyone else knows those regs well or if anyone has a chance to read them before I do, please add your interpretation to the comments section of this post.
If Planning Director Rick Bernhardt did in fact make that statement, then that would seem to belie everything CM Charlie Tygard has insinuated about him being one of the "authors" of the LED bill.