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Sunnyside Planning Commission May Restrict Outdoor Vape Ads

The Daily Sun News reports that the Sunnyside, Washington Planning commission may consider proposals to restrict outdoor ads for smoking products vape smoking product and accessories.  A vape shop opened recently with an outdoor mural depicting smoke accessories.  The local school board is upset because the vape shop is 1 block from schools.  Sunnyside’s sign code forbids alcohol ads new schools but is silent about smoking.     Paid Advertisement

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Little Rock Billboard Conversions Approved

Arkansas Online reports that the Little Rock Board of Directors voted 8-2 in favor of a proposal to permit Lamar to covert three static billboards into digital billboards.  Lamar has agreed to remove 12 billboards in exchange.  The reduction will permanently reduce the number of billboard permits in Little Rock from 198 to 186.  Lamar owns 166 of the boards.  Lamar still needs approval from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for the change. Insider’s take:  Expect to see more […]

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Hall County Denies Billboard Height and Setback Variance

Gainesville Times reports that Hall County Georgia has approved a digital sign at Browns Bridge Road and Georgia 369 but has denied a height and setback variance.  Advantage Outdoor has asked to the sign to be 50 feet high versus a 35 foot code and wants to put the sign 4 feet from the side of the property versus a 15 foot code setback.  As part of the request Advantage Advertising had agreed to remove a 1,200 square foot billboard […]

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Wallkill to regulate billboards.

The board of the town of Wallkill, New York will adopt a local law to regulate the number and location of billboards in town according to MidHudsonNews.com.  Wallkill is in Orange County, New York.  The proposed billboard law includes the following Limits new static and digital billboards to parts of New York state route 17 and I-84. New digital billboards must be 2,500 feet from any other digital billboard. Digital billboards must provide “a reasonable percentage of time” to community […]

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Lamar Proposes to Swap 13 Little Rock Statics for 4 Digitals.

Arkansas Online reports that Lamar has proposed to take down 13 static billboards if Little Rock, Arkansas agrees to let Lamar convert 4 signs from static to digital.  Lamar owns 166 billboards in Little Rock.  Ace Signs has 9.  Cuerden Sign Co has 3.  Statewide Outdoor Advertising and Impact Outdoor Advertising each have 1.  the city has capped the number of boards at 198 of which 180 are in active use.  The billboards which Lamar wants to convert are at […]

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Anti-Farmer Billboard Violates Agency Rules

The Capital Press reports that two billboards in Washington State that accuse farmers of polluting water violated a federal rule by failing to note that the Environmental Protection Agency funds the group that put up the signs. A coalition of environmental groups and the Swinomish Indian tribe put up the billboards in Olympia and Bellingham to promote What’s Upstream, a media campaign crafted by a public relations firm to link agriculture with water pollution. The tribe has received EPA grants totaling […]

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Montana Considering Highway Digital Boards

After 10 years of proposals and public hearings, Montana may be ready to allow digital billboards on state highways according to reports in Missoulian, Montana Standard and the Helena Independent Record.  The Montana Transportation Commission is considering allowing non-animated digital boards and the outdoor community is optimistic of passage due to a collaborative effort with the Commission and the Montana Department of Transportation. Currently digital signs are prohibited along highways and interstates in Montana. The new rule would allow for signs within […]

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Opposition to Signs on I-280 in San Mateo County

Insider wrote on 3/25/16 and 3/14/16  that San Mateo County is studying the feasibility of putting billboards on county land to raise money for the county’s budget.  The SM Daily Journal reported Monday that the County is not seriously thinking about billboards on I-280, Middlefield Road or El Camino Real.  The only potential billboard possibilities are small pockets of county land on Highway 101, a parcel at 101/woodside Road, the Maple Street Correctional Center, the vacant Women’s Correctional Center and […]

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Digital Board Proposal For Little Rock

The Little Rock Board of Director’s has an agenda item posted to review the conversion to digital of up to 4 billboards along Interstate 630 and on the corner of Kanis & Shackleford Roads. The Arkansas Times reports that the current ordinance was meant to prevent alterations to billboards grandfathered on scenic corridors, which includes I-630. The city is being asked  to allow alteration of these billboards in return for removal of billboards from other locations in the city. As […]

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San Diego Billboard Dispute

An arrangement between a neighborhood association and a motel owner ran into some trouble in the San Diego area.  The San Diego Reader reports that Clear Channel has objected to a notice received from the owner of the Dolphin Motel to remove their billboard.  The owners of the motel had made an agreement with the Point Loma Association to remove the billboard on motel property in return for the Association’s support in waiving a handicapped parking requirement to allow for […]

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