Dothan, AL - You might not be seeing as many digital billboards in the circle city.
Dothan city commissioners approved a new sign ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.
It will ban free-standing signs in public rights of way.
The ordinance also prohibits digital signs that are too bright.
The city will also require a permit to use a temporary sign.
It took nearly 4 years to rewrite and pass the ordinance.
"I think anytime you improve the look of the city and improve for economic development or you improve for quality of life or safety reasons, I think it's very important," said Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz.
The new ordinance will go into effect next week.
City leaders plan to revisit the ordinance in six months to see if any changes need to be made.