The Case Against Billboards

Ed McMahon of ULI talks about an article he's writing that will make the argument that billboards and other outdoor advertising deserve to be eliminated.

Don't billboards provide useful information? Is elimating billboards an infringement of free speech rights, or amount to an unlawful taking? Don't people love billboards? McMahon addresses these myths and more.

McMahon says that "...billboards are on enormous structures that litter the landscape, cover entire buildings, block access to scenic vistas, and create a strident, hectic atmosphere in our cities and countryside."

"Carefully drafted billboard ordinances have met legal scrutiny for more than 50 years. Billboard regulation is not a legal problem, but a political problem."

Full Story: Interview with Ed McMahon about his article "Billboards: The Case for Control"

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