Enterprise Services would like to remind people to deliver approved banners to Room 111 of the Visitor Services office the Friday before the banner is to be hung. Banners are hung on Mondays. Banners need to be picked up one week after their Monday hang date, after 10 a.m.
The Department of Enterprise Services updated its Bridge Banner Standards and its Displays on the Capitol Grounds Policy in April, 2017, to address banners that are hung from the pedestrian walking bridge over Capitol Way South.
Enterprise Services placed a moratorium on accepting or granting banner applications for the pedestrian bridge in the fall of 2016 while the agency sought feedback on how to improve the bridge banner standards and policy. The work is complete and the moratorium has been lifted.
Enterprise Services sought public comment between Oct 21, 2016 and early 2017 as it considered options for a policy. Comment was sought again in March, 2017 on proposed updates. Open houses were held during both comment periods, on Jan. 5 and March 22, 2017. Public feedback was important to ensure an informed solution that balances public safety and appropriate community use of the Capitol Campus. View public comments.
The updates include clear bridge banner permit requirements.
Bridge banner policy and standards highlights include:
Bridge banner hanging and removal: For safety reasons, only Enterprise Services may hang or remove a bridge banner. All applicants must pay the hanging/removal fee before a bridge banner will be hung.
Bridge banner stickers: Enterprise Services requires banner applicants to place a disclaimer on their banners that states the banners are not affiliated with the state. The agency is providing stickers at no cost that can be placed on the back of the banners to meet this requirement through April 2018.
For more information, contact Visitor Services Manager Tony Aitken, (360) 902-8884.