Opponents of billboard proliferation in the city of Los Angeles won a long-awaited victory Thursday when the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to reject more lenient rules for billboards that had been proposed by an L.A. City Council committee and championed by billboard companies and some business groups, reported KPCC this week.
According to the KPCC, “The commission members voted 7-0 for a series of measures that would require billboard companies to take down far more billboards than they put up.”
This is huge win for those who want to restrict new billboards, electronic billboards and enforcement on the more than 1,000 illegal billboards. But it could be short-lived since the LA City Council has the final vote. However, according to KPCC, it would take a supermajority of members (12 of 15) to overrule the Planning Commission’s recommendation.
If you care about reducing billboards and enforcing the rules on the existing signs, now’s the time to contact your city council member.
CD 4 Council Member David Ryu can be reached at [email protected]