Hogan's Beach starts complying with sign codes - FOX 13 News

Hogan's Beach starts complying with sign codes

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There is a sign of change over at Hogan's Beach. The restaurant will now start complying with the law regarding digital signs.

Jake Slater, Tampa's Director of Neighborhood Services, told FOX13 the establishment just started following the rules this morning, six weeks after a FOX 13 Investigation exposed the issue.

The screens on the digital sign had been changing every few seconds. But according to city codes, they can only change once every five minutes.

"As of this morning, the sign is in compliance and we found that it changes once every five minutes and ten seconds," Slater said.

Every city and county has different rules and regulations for digital signs. The Tampa City Council is planning to review the issue in August -- especially since when you look around, not everybody follows the rules.

"It's an ever-changing area and one of our enforcement areas we are trying to keep up with," Slater said.

Nobody from Hogan's Beach wanted to talk on camera, but a restaurant manager says public safety is always a concern and the restaurant will follow the rules, even though they say five minutes seems a little extreme.

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