by Justin McElroy,
Originally published: September 11, 2017
Richmond's city council has decided the current approach to dealing with English on commercial signs will be formalized into a written policy.
After months of debate, councillors unanimously voted to adopt a policy that encourages signs to be at least 50 per cent English.
It means the city will continue to have no bylaws regulating language on signs.
The city says a bylaw is not necessary, because "the educational approach to encouraging the use of 50 percent English on signs regulated by the City of Richmond has been 100 percent effective for all business signs," according to a staff report.