A permit is required for display of banners on public right-of-way.
The City poles on which banners are mounted are not open for use by the general public. Banners will be selected by the Iowa City Downtown District based on factors that are reasonably related to the governmental functions of the downtown, including the downtown's interest in welcoming visitors and providing information to the community about community activities and events.
Banners are encouraged for the following purposes:♦ To welcome visitors♦ To inform regarding a specific community (non-commercial) event♦ To provide attractive seasonal decoration♦ To note historic events and/or anniversaries of community interest♦ To promote community activities and events♦ To recognize special community events and occasions
Banners are not intended for the following purposes:♦ Advertising or commercial promotions♦ Political advertising for candidates or issues♦ Solicitations for fundraising or charitable contributions♦ Religious holidays or events♦ Expressions of opinions or beliefs
SIZE, MATERIAL, QUALITY, AND MOUNTING SPECIFICATIONSFinished Size. 30” wide by 86” long. All banners must be fabricated with the dimensions specified in the attached drawing.Adjustments to banner bracket hardware on poles will not be permitted to accommodate various banner lengths due to the substantial cost in time and bracket replacement.
Material. Heavy duty, weather-resistant, exterior fabric.Recommended materials include woven polyester with acrylic coating, vinyl coated nylon, acrylic canvas, coated polyester or woven cotton and polyester impregnated with polyester resin that are weather and wind resistant, non-shrinking, and non-fading.
Edges. Hemmed or ravel resistant material.Sleeves. 3½” to fit horizontal bracketSecuring Device. Brass grommets at top and bottom, on pole side of each banner permits securing to pole with appropriate weatherproof lashing.
All banners need to be delivered one week prior to install to 1200 S Riverside Drive Streets and Engineering Building.