Fort Worth Sues Its Own City Board in Dispute Over Sign [NBC]

By Scott Gordon | Published Apr 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM | Updated at 9:29 AM CDT on Apr 7, 2018

A dispute over a convenience store’s sign in North Fort Worth has turned into an extraordinary legal battle – with the city suing its own zoning board.

The 7-Eleven at Heritage Trace Parkway and Riverside Drive applied to the Board of Adjustment to replace a small sign out front with a new one roughly twice as large. It would also include electronic numbers to show gas prices.

The board, whose members are appointed by the mayor and council, voted 7-2 to allow the store to install the larger sign.

City Council member Cary Moon, who lives in the nearby Heritage neighborhood, opposes the new sign, saying it's not in line with other businesses in the same area.

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