After public outcry, advertising signs removed from Jacksonville Arena

Thanks to the effort of Scenic America members and the hard work of our affiliate Scenic Jacksonville, advertising signs that were defacing the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena have been removed.

In response to public pressure the Jacksonville Office of General Counsel studied the law concerning this matter, and they concluded that the Arena signs were in fact illegal and must come down.

inline_762_http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2436/images/Jacksonville%20arena%20before%20after%20billboards%20sm.jpgUnder a bill subsequently passed by the Jacksonville City Council, anything else that is proposed to be affixed to the exterior of the city-owned structure will have to adhere to certain design standards and be approved by the Downtown Development Review Board.

Signatures and comments on Scenic America’s petition were part of a barrage of letters, emails, phone calls and public testimony to City Councilmembers protesting the signs on the Arena.