Los Angeles PLUM Committee Approves Measure to Allow 56 New Advertising Structures on the Public Right of Way

Despite widespread public opposition and no opportunities for public discourse or input, nor any traffic safety studies or an Environmental Impact Report, the PLUM Committee voted June 21, 2022, to approve a measure allowing 56 new advertising structures on the public right-of-way for the Metro Transit Communications Network program. Members of the committee moved to…

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Undergrounding Legislation Advances in California Senate

In April, lawmakers in the California State Senate moved forward on legislation requiring all future proposed electric and communications wires near state scenic byways to be buried underground whenever feasible.  Authored by Sen. Mike McGuire (D-002), SB 884 will require all future wires near state scenic byways to be buried underground. The bill will also…

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Digital Billboards Impede Green Energy Goals

From Scenic Los Angeles President, Patrick Frank The largest concentration of digital billboards in Southern California is in the city of Inglewood, bordering Los Angeles International Airport. A local business known as Wow Media Co. owns and operates 14 boards along Century, Manchester, and La Cienega Blvds., several of which are also clearly visible from…

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Art on Billboards: Not Worth It

From Scenic Los Angeles President Patrick Frank Periodically we see something resembling art on billboards, when an arts organization takes over a set of billboards and replaces the usual ads with mock-ups of work by actual artists. Here in Los Angeles, for example, the local non-profit The Billboard Creative runs an annual month-long group exhibition…

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