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L.A. councilman wants to ban large mobile signs that contribute to visual blight

September 3, 2009 |  6:00 am
As Los Angeles officials struggle to crack down on the proliferation of billboards, City Councilman Dennis Zine wants to ban the large mobile signs parked on city streets. He says they are contributing to visual blight and pose a danger to drivers and pedestrians.

In August, the council approved a ban on the installation of digital billboards, supergraphics and some freeway-facing signs.
Zine’s proposal, which was introduced Tuesday, asks the city attorney to look at whether the city can legally prohibit mobile billboards in Los Angeles.

He argued that a new ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could make it easier to regulate signs on wheels.

-- Maeve Reston at L.A. City Hall