Planning Commission Votes to Hold Line on Billboard Rules

Billboard at Melrose and Seward
Billboard at Melrose and Seward

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 cd4.issues@lacity.org

 

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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