Tuesday, December 1, 2009

D.C. Seeks Removal of Illegal Billboards

As this case from the District of Columbia shows, strong billboard laws often are not enough to keep illegal billboards out of our neighborhoods. Without strong enforcement, well intentioned laws can fall short of cleaning up billboard blight. The illegal D.C. billboards in question are over four decades old, and only recently has the city begun efforts to remove them. In addition to inviting graffiti, neighborhood residents complain they provide "cover for public urination, drug use and dumping."

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