Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Aug. 21
Imperial Beach To Sell Its Street Signs
Everything, every street sign in Imperial Beach that is, must go! On Wednesday, city councilmembers and the Mayor will authorize the sale of Imperial Beach street signs. Each sign will be offered at $25 a piece.
The sale comes as Imperial Beach gets prepared to change all major street signs in the City. The signage swap comes as part of new federal mandate, requiring that municipalities raise the height of letters on streets signs to 6 inches.
The new signs will not only feature larger lettering but will also have the Imperial Beach logo, a "woody" with a longboard jutting from the back, on it as well.
The cost for the new signs is expected to amount to $16,000.
"Selling the signs at a reasonable price to members of the public does benefit the public," reads the report from City Manager Gary Brown. Staff believes that $25 per sign is consistent with the fair market value, so staff proposes to offer the signs for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.