Dennis over at Ban Billboard Blight is a solid crusader who sees through the bullshit and tells it like it is regarding all things advertising and public space in LA. Follow his insights for the incredibly specific and yet oddly universal tactics that the billboard industry is using to edge its way further into the LA city fabric.
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote this Wednesday on accepting Clear Channel’s donation of space on 12 billboards for LAPD public safety messages. That space for ads running for five weeks is worth a total of $3,978,630, says Clear Channel, which has been heavily lobbying city councilmembers to allow more digital billboards on city streets and to grant amnesty to hundreds of billboards that don’t have permits or have been altered in violation of their permits. More [HERE
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