The usually level-headed Ald. Mike D'Amato, co-sponsor of an ordinance change that would allow billboards to change their messages every six seconds, said the signs could be beneficial because they "can be of assistance to the public, flashing up Amber alerts and other crime information."
So Amber alerts can't be shown under the current ordinance that allows message changes no more than once a minute? C'mon, Mike.
D'Amato's proposed ordinance, which he co-sponsored with Ald. T. Anthony Zielinski, did not pass, but the council did OK 30-second message changes.No word yet on whether that will be enough time for Amber alerts.