Bill­board blight in our back­yard

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Bill­boards, bill­boards every­where,” Editorial, June 5

A thou­sand bucks for junk cars. Cash for your house. Fix your credit.

Th­ese of­fers and more are posted on thou­sands of il­le­gally posted mini-bill­boards

across our city, of­ten sta­pled to wooden poles at our busy in­ter­sec­tions. This com­mer­cial graf­fiti de­faces our neigh­bor­hoods while mak­ing a mock­ery of city or­di­nances in­tended to re­strict them.

All bill­boards are ugly, but if we must put up with duly li­censed bill­boards along our ma­jor boule­vards in high-den­sity ar­eas, can we please find the funds and com­mit­ment to cite and stop those few busi­nesses that are il­le­gally post­ing smaller signs along nearly all of our busy streets? Ben Tenn

Northridge

Here in Santa Bar­bara we have solved the bill­board prob­lem.

Bill­boards are not al­lowed, and busi­ness signs are lim­ited to six feet in height. It is so much more pleas­ant when one doesn’t have to suf­fer from vis­ual pol­lu­tion caused by th­ese large ads. Greg Bristol

Santa Bar­bara

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