I am a student intern for al municipality in California and am writing the Sign Ordinance update. Does anyone have experience or know of a city that does not have a fee associated with a sign permit? It has occurred to me that if our goal as a city is to promote local businesses and maintain aesthetics as a beach town, requiring a permit but not attaching a fee will help both of these goals. Local businesses have enough financial burdens and signs themselves are expensive. We only received maybe around 10 sign permit applications last year, so lost revenue for the city can easily be moved to some other planning permit. Just curious if anyone has experience with this, thanks you!