TAKE ACTION: End Digital Billboard Blight in San José

Take Action to Stop Digital Billboard Blight in  San José!

Add your signature to our petition and let San José community leaders know we don’t want digital billboards in our city!

San José City Council recently announced plans to allow the construction of new digital billboards in several areas of the community. If these plans are approved, major billboard companies will be able to construct large, bright, electronic advertising panels that will impact our community through:

  • Degrading the appearance and character of the city
  • Posing a safety hazard through driver distractions
  • Harming local ecosystems through light pollution, causing significant disruption to wildlife and impacting human health
  • Lowering property values, which damages homeowners and reduces property tax rolls in the long run

More than 700 towns in America have banned billboards, and states such as Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, and Vermont have banned billboards statewide. Multi-billion-dollar billboard companies use a community’s roads and infrastructure to make their money, while giving nothing back to the community, and usually paying ZERO business tax. Owners of the lots on which billboards are built will benefit modestly — but the costs of billboards impact EVERYONE in a community.

We urge you to fight this move by the City Council to allow new digital billboards, and let them hear your voice! It is only through preserving San José’s unique aesthetic value that we can ensure that the people of our city can continue to enjoy their community and its beauty for generations to come.

Thank you for taking action to preserve San José!

Questions? Contact John Miller at miller@johnmillerpr.com