The other day I was driving past a park in a neighboring community. Although it abuts an arterial, the uses around the park and on the arterial are nearly all residential in this area. The park has a sign. It is an LED monument sign. Flashing across the sign at the moment was an ad for Baker's Square.
Illuminated signs normally require a conditional use. They are allowed only in commercial zones. They can only advertise the business on the property.
So how is it that the city can allow itself to have an electronic billboard? This is a growing issue as the parks staff (and schools) typically view it as an opportunity for revenue. I have seen the same thing with backstops and scoreboards. Vending machines in parks are a similar issue. Seems to me the city is opening itself up to liability.