Monday, March 17, 2008

Latest billboard ordinance: Not the greatest, but...

The misbegotten effort to allow every billboard in the city to be converted to a changeable electronic message board is a bit less misbegotten than it used to be. The latest version limits message changes to every eight seconds instead of six and adds protections for residential neighborhoods.

It still ain't great -- the Common Council's Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee rejected Ald. Michael Murphy's sound proposals to require at least some message boards to win approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals -- but the existing proposal is still better than a bright light in the eye.

More on the latest here.

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