Vista City Council Agenda Report: Digital Message Boards Proposal.
Opposition public comment to proposal:
"I am again writing to express strong opposition to the proposed Digital Message Boards contract. Vista has a sign ordinance that limits visual pollution, signage blight and traffic hazards caused by off-site advertising. The proposed contract threatens to eviscerate this law and lead to billboard proliferatoin throughout the City. Comment I submitted for the January 8, 2013 hearing on this proposal warned you that allowing digital billboards on City-owned property exposes the City to costly litigation and damages by private property owners who want to place revenue-generating billboards on their land. The federal court in Lamar Advertising of Michigan, Inc. v City of Utica (2011) Case No. 09-14218, said a city law that permits billboards on public land but prohibits them on private land is unconstitutional and invalid..."~ Pam Wilson, Scenic San Diego
Read the full comment on the Digital Message Board Proposal.
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.