Sign Regulations Update. Adopted July 24, 2012. ZOA-12-01. The sign regulations in the Zoning Ordinance (Sections 20, 20-Appendix A, 31A, 34 and 37) were reorganized, reformatted and amended. Changes include refinement of current regulations to incorporate additional flexibility, facilitate creativity and innovation. This amendment allowed administrative approvals for most signs; codified consistent administrative practices not previously reflected in the Ordinance; and incorporated new standards and technologies. This revisions was the first part of a two-phased updated to the Zoning Ordinance articulated in a December 2010 work plan accepted by the County Board. Goals of this revision included improving comprehension of the Ordinance, enhancing ease administration and compliance, incorporating best-practices and Arlington-specific practices, and reducing the frequency with with sign approvals require County Board attention. This comprehensive revision to the sign regulations originated with the County Board chairman’s Small Business Initiative, through which discussions identified a number of concerns related to sign allowances and the ease of obtaining sign permits for small businesses. Staff report.