Billboard blight in our backyard
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
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