Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Council approves three-month billboard moratorium

Working to give neighborhoods more control over the construction of billboards in our communities, today the City Council approved a three-month moratorium on new billboards, including supergraphics and digital billboards. The temporary moratorium is now on its way to Mayor Villaraigosa to be signed into law. This measure will give the City time to craft a new billboard ordinance that will govern where, when, and how billboards can be constructed to help protect our cities from visual blight. The new ordinance is expected to be presented to the City Planning Commission at the end of January.