Kitsap Electronic Outdoor Sign Ordinance – A Threat to the BPAA
The Kitsap County Planning Commission will be adopting a new sign code on November 10 that covers unincorporated towns. The Outdoor Advertising Industry has been strategically targeting unincorporated counties to get the code changed first for electronic signs and then to introduce digital billboards in these areas.
The light pollution from these signs would have major negative impact to Kitsap County. Once up a sign is up, it is impossible to get them down. The only strategy that makes sense is to PROHIBIT ELECTRONIC SIGNS. Other regulations are unenforceable – they cannot be monitored/policed for compliance.
Your input on the many consequences of light pollution is invaluable and should be shared with the Commissioners.
The public comment period is closed but the Commissioners can continue to receive input prior to the November 10 date.
Please email them and let them know your feelings.
If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public solar viewing prior and star-gazing afterward.
Advanced Amateur Astronomy & Observation
Join Dave & Steve of BPAA for a much deeper examination of Amateur Astronomy. Topics will include star hopping, celestial sphere, deep sky objects, make vs. buy decision for obtaining a telescope, astrophotography processing and using computer controlled telescopes like the 27.5” Ritchie. (No Class on 11/27). Held at Ritchie ObservatoryThursday evenings starting November 13 through December 11 at 7:30 pm. $39
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