Archived Posts

Read up on past news and issues from Scenic Los Angeles and its predecessor organization, the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight. View the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight’s full archives of content here.

August 25, 2022
STAP Update: Public Works and Budget and Finance Committees Recommend Approval, Meeting Raises More Questions

April 20, 2021
Art on Billboards: Not Worth It
Scenic Los Angeles President, Patrick Frank, discusses why art on billboards is the wrong idea.

April 6, 2021
PLUM Committee Considers Ordinance that Pretends to Regulate Temporary Wall Signs
The PLUM Committee considered an ordinance that pretends to regulate temporary wall signs that surround vacant lots and construction sites.

April 5, 2021
StreetsLA Holds Public Information Session for Citizens’ Concerns about City’s Bus Shelter Program
StreetsLA held a public information session via Zoom allowing citizens to share their concerns and recommendations for the city’s next bus shelter and street furniture program. 

March 26, 2021
Public Works Department Plans to Install Digital Advertising Screens in Bus Shelters in Every Neighborhood
The Public Works Department planned to install digital advertising screens in more than 3,000 bus shelters in every neighborhood.

December 28, 2020
PLUM Committee’s Changes to the Planning Committee’s B Plus Proposal Mean Fewer Restrictions
on Digital Billboards

The PLUM Committee recently proposed changes to its “Version B Plus” citywide sign ordinance which poses a threat to the Los Angeles landscape.

November 19, 2020
Department of Public Works Moves Forward with RFP for Digital Signage in Bus Shelters
Despite widespread opposition, the Department of Public Works has moved forward with its plans to install new street furniture, bringing 1,000+ digital advertising screens to Los Angeles’ streets.

July 9, 2020
Billboards and Corruption in LA
The recent FBI indictments of LA city officials show some surprising links between billboards and municipal corruption in Los Angeles.

March 7, 2020
Do you use Waze? Billboards are spying on you.
It’s not only digital billboards that can collect information from passing drivers. Static signs are passing along information, too.

June 3, 2016
Movie Ads, Gun Violence & Smokey the Bear
Ads for movies and TV shows showing guns are a staple of street furniture and billboard advertising, and often show up near schools, playgrounds, and other places where young people congregate.

October 21, 2015
Dangerous Game? Grandfathering Applied-for Sign Districts
This 2015 post about Sign Districts is relevant for the legal opinion that the City Attorney offered regarding the rationale for creating such districts.