1. Generally. Except as provided in this Section, no sign shall be approved or disapproved based on the content or message it displays.
2. Prohibition on certain types of unprotected speech. The following content is prohibited without reference to the viewpoint of the individual speaker:
a. Text or graphics of an indecent or immoral nature that is harmful to minors under state or federal law;
b. Text or graphics that advertise unlawful activity;
c. Text or graphics that are obscene, fighting words, defamation, incitement to imminent lawless action, or true threats; or
d. Text or graphics that present a clear and present danger due to their potential confusion with traffic control signs; or signs that provide false information related to public safety (for example, signs that use the words “Stop,” “Yield,” “Caution,” or “Danger,” or comparable words, phrases, symbols, or characters that are presented in a manner as to imply a safety hazard that does not exist).
4. Severability. The narrow classifications of content that are prohibited from display on signs by this Article are either not protected by the United States or Colorado Constitutions, or are offered limited protection that is outweighed by the substantial and compelling governmental interests in protecting the public safety and welfare. It is the intent of the Town Board of Trustees that each paragraph or subsection of this Section (e.g., Subsection (2)(a), (2)(b), (2)(c), (2)(d) or (3) of this Section) be individually severable in the event that a court holds one (1) or more of them to be inconsistent with the United States or Colorado Constitutions. (Ord. 1216 §1 (Exh. A), 2016)