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Braintree, MA civic group opposes billboard

The Patriot Ledger reports that the North Braintree, Massachusetts Civic Association is planning to oppose a request by Clear Channel to install a double sided electronic billboard on land adjacent to 131 Elm St.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the proposal on April 13.  A billboard in the area which was approved last year will generate $1.5 million in lease payments to the town over 25 years. Insider’s take: “We don’t need to be […]

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Troup County GA reviewing sign code.

The Lagrange Daily News reports that Troup County, Georgia will vote on a 90 day sign moratorium on March 21.  The moratorium will give the County Commissioners time to consider whether to permit digital and electronic billboards and what changes are necessary to the sign code to comply with Reed v Gilbert. Insider’s take:  It’s amazing how many communities still have sign codes susceptible to a Reed v Gilbert challenge.  The outdated codes contain multiple sign classifications (e.g. yard signs, […]

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The 8 Least Friendly States Toward Billboard Advertising

Care to guess which six states which are least friendly to outdoor advertising?  A 2010 study of local regulation of outdoor advertising in 215 jurisdictions by Alan Weinstein, commissioned by the OAAA, found that 64% of the cities which most stringently regulate signs are located in just six states: Arizona California Florida Texas Virginia Washington The study also found that stringent billboard rules tend to be geographically concentrated (e.g. the Los Angeles Area and the Bay Area). The same study […]

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St Johns Axes Digital Sign Plan

Ponte Vendra Recorder reports that the St John’s County, Florida planning and zoning agency voted 5 to 1 to to recommend that the Board of county Commissions delete digital billboards from proposed changes to sign code regulations.  The decision reverses a plan for a pilot program to permit digital signs.   The sole planning member to vote to defend the digital billboard program did no on the basis that the digital signs would provide economic value to local businesses by allowing […]

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Much Ado About Nothing in Texas

Insider published a post February 11 stating that the Austin Statesman had reported  that the Texas DOT is considering a proposal to raise the maximum billboard height on Texas roads from 42.5 feet to 65 foot maximum.   Margaret Lloyd of Scenic America Texas contacted Insider saying the story was in error.  Insider has confirmed with the Texas DOT that there are no proposed height regulations or rulemakings.  Not sure why the Austin Statesman reposted the three year old story. […]

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St John County, Florida Considers Digital Signs

StAugustine.com reports the St Johns County, Florida Planning and Zoning Agency is considering changes to Land Development Code to permit a two year test of digital billboards.  The regulations will: Require an 8 second flip Limit digital signs to industrial and commercially zoned areas adjacent to I-95. Require the removal of 4-5 static faces for every digital face installed. Permit digital billboards installed during the two year window to remain after the program ends. Revise the County’s code to comply […]

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Wildwood, Florida wants no more billboards.

Villages-News reports that the Wildwood, Florida city commission has adopted a comprehensive sign ordinance which prohibits new billboards. Existing billboards are permitted and can be repaired. Existing billboards can be relocated under certain conditions such as a roadway expansion.     Paid Advertisement

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Reno Extends Digital Moratorium

The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the city council voted on Wednesday to extend its moratorium on digital billboards for another year.  The council also halted the city’s practice of banking billboard receipts, which let billboard owners demolish an existing sign with a promise from the city that they could build it in a new location at a later date. Billboard owners have been saving up such credits with the hope of using them to trade 2-4 static board credits for one digital […]

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Clarksville TN city council approves relocation of 3 billboards

The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the Clarksville, TN city council has voted to allow Lamar to relocate billboards from College Street, Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and Madison Street to new locations on Bellamy Lane, Lowes Drive and Tiny Town Road.   Clarksville has had a ban on new billboards since 1996.  Billboards can be moved only if it is in “the best interests of the city.”  The plan now goes to the regional planning commission for approval. Insider’s take:  This will allow […]

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Arizona Passes Bill Allowing Additional Digital

Insider has been tracking proposed Arizona legislation sponsored by Senator Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City.  The Arizona State Senate agreed this week to allow digital billboards in northwest Arizona. The bill passed, SB 1114, allows for up to 35 signs and includes the following guidelines: Use all commercially reasonable efforts to use state of the art technology A cap on the level of illumination that is at least a third less than in other area where digital signs are allowed Firms […]

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