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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Billboards, Next Chapter

Billboards keep generating their own stories.  Fortunately, two people on Update’s mailing list stay on top of this saga.

This in from Barbara Broide, president of Westwood South-of-Santa-Monica-Blvd Homeowners Assn and activist … 

Lamar Central Outdoor, one of the billboard operators in Los Angeles, has filed suit to attempt to force the City of Los Angeles to allow for the conversion of 44 of Lamar’s traditional billboards to digital/electronic format.

From the list, it looks like only Lincoln Blvd (near Sunset) and 4680 Lincoln Blvd (near Mindaneo) are affected in the area that Update serves.

If you are affected at either location, contact Dennis Hathaway at:info@banbillboardblight.org and indicate your contact info, the sign address (es), and how you would expect to be affected (quality of life, safety, privacy, property value, distraction, neighborhood character change, etc.) should a digital sign go into operation there.

This in from Dennis Hathaway, who is president of the coalition to ban billboard blight. 

Dennis has provided a list of nine signs that are local, conventional billboards that are out of compliance with their permits and a list of five that have been cited for maintenance violations.

Billboards Out of Compliance with Permits:

328 Lincoln Blvd. – Clear Channel – second face added without permit

436 Lincoln Blvd. – Lamar – second face added without permit

800 Lincoln Blvd. – CBS – second sign added without permit (billboard removed)

1720 Lincoln Blvd. – CBS – second face 14 ft. wider than specified by permit

2005 Lincoln Blvd. – Clear Channel – 10 ft. higher than specified by permit

2454 Lincoln Blvd. – Clear Channel – second face added without permit

4070 Lincoln Blvd. – Summit Media – 18 ft. higher than specified by permit

4060 Lincoln Blvd. – Lamar – second face added without permit

1000 Venice Blvd – Clear Channel – second face added without permit

Billboards with maintenance violations – Unremoved Graffiti, Rusted structure, Detached copy, etc.

248 Main St. – Clear Channel

821 Pacific Ave. – Clear Channel

2922 Washington Blvd.- Lamar

100 Venice Way – Clear Channel

421 Rose Ave. – Lamar

If you are interested in getting the latest information regarding billboards, contact Dennis Hathaway at info@banbillboardblight.org.

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