'We Can't Fight Blight With Blight'

That was the message of nonprofit San Francisco Beautiful in their successful campaign to stop Proposition D, which would have created a special sign district in the mid-Market area in hopes of revitalizing it.

Anthony Veercamp of the National Trust for Historic Preservation writes, "The result reaffirmed San Franciscans' traditional aversion to billboards. In 2002, when 79.1% of voters supported an initiative that established an ordinance prohibiting new general advertising signs anywhere in the City. San Francisco's Municipal Code also prohibits all general advertising signs on Market Street downtown."

Full Story: Keeping San Francisco Beautiful – Voters Reject Special Sign District

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