The future of billboards and digital signs continues to be a hot topic of discussion with city officials this month.

The city planning commission met yesterday for a study session on a proposal that would ban any new billboards, keep on-premise digital signs to a limit of 40 square feet and regulate brightness levels.

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says, "We'll prepare a recommendation on Feb. 18 [that is] maybe slightly different than what's being talked about now."

O'Rourke believes the city will make major changes to the proposal being developed by the Yakima Planning Commission. He says the city council will discuss the proposal on Feb. 18.