Billboards Get Personal
This is the fourth chapter in our series on billboards in Los Angeles. What makes this one different than the other three is the personal nature of the story. Residents are fed up with waiting for city leaders to clean up the signs of LA, so they are taking matters into their own hands. Perhaps they were inspired by the protesters at the hoomes of AIG executives who took thousands in TARP money for fat bonuses. Whatever the reason, Westsiders took to the streets of Brentwood, a place, by the way, where I couldn’t find a single billboard. They displayed a U-Haul sized supergraphic outside the home of a building owner who allows supergraphics on his properties. It was a clever move by activists who are becoming creative in their ways of shaming sign companies and the city leaders into cleansing the city of billboard blight. Stay tuned to see what’s next.
Billboard Confidential - Part 4 - Correspondent Vince Gonzales - Next month the city of Los Angeles is expected to pass a new sign ordinance, but wait until you hear about Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to clean up the signs of LA. That clean up may be too late for some residents, who say they are being chased out of town by supergraphics.