Scenic America Action Alert: Second of Three Votes on San Diego Digital Ad Kiosks Scheduled for Monday, July 17
The City Council will be meeting on Monday, July 17 to vote on the proposed partnership between the City of San Diego and IKE Smart Cities to bring visual pollution in the form of "digital wayfinding kiosks" to city sidewalks. This is the second of three votes on this proposal.
Your attendance and participation in this process is vital to make any attempt to defeat this measure. Prior meetings have shown little opposition to these digital ad kiosks, which require an exemption of San Diego law in order to allow digital signs in the right of way as well as off-premises advertising. There is a reason these signs require a change of the law, and through our collective action, we can show the City Council how unpopular this proposal actually is. Please consider the following measures to help us voice our opposition to this proposal:
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This Thursday, April 20th, the kiosk proposal will be presented for a vote of the City of San Diego Planning Commission. This is your opportunity to oppose outdoor advertisers’ latest assault. Here's how to take action:
The City Attorney's new legal analysis of a proposal to allow as many as 79 digital billboards and other types of currently banned outdoor, off-site advertising was released on April 2, 2013 and is due to be discussed at a hearing of the San Diego City Council’s Land Use & Housing Committee’s in Spring 2013. The exact date has not been announced but it is tentatively expected to be heard at the committee meeting on May 22, 2013. The committee meets at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building at 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
Scenic San Diego is an all-volunteer coalition of concerned citizens and organizations who favor strong sign ordinances and oppose billboards and other advertising sign proliferation.