Officials, businesses square off in sign spat

Certain types of flashy, attention-grabbing signs could be a thing of the past in West New York. Town commissioners have proposed a law that would

Commissioners will meet Feb. 20 to vote on

Commissioners will meet Feb. 20 to vote on the possible sign ban.

WEST NEW YORK - Certain types of flashy, attention-grabbing signs could be a thing of the past in West New York.

Town commissioners have proposed a law that would ban all moving vehicles from having flashing, animated or digital signs.

These vehicles also wouldn't be able to carry signs that emit smoke or sounds.

Commissioners argue that the signs are a public nuisance. Business owners who use the signs for advertising say the measure would be taking away commercial freedom of speech.

A public hearing on the issue is set for Feb. 20. Commissioners are expected to take a final vote on whether to ban the signs.

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