Billboards: Problem, or Solution?

In San Francisco, the mid-Market St. area has struggled for decades with blighted conditions. An area property owner thinks that digital billboards could solve the problem, and has put a proposition on the local ballot to get them built.
October 1, 2009, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"The plan, he believes, would bring in more foot traffic for businesses, attract galleries and theaters to mid-Market and create a new pool of money for neighborhood youth programs.

Critics say the billboards will be 24-hour eyesores that create more blight.

Still, Prop. D has garnered considerable political support, with a common refrain being 'nothing else has worked, maybe this will.'"

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Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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