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County approves adding Santa Clarita billboard vote to ballot

Posted: July 29, 2014 4:17 p.m.
Updated: July 29, 2014 4:17 p.m.
 

The question of whether to approve a controversial billboard deal between the city of Santa Clarita and Metro will be added to the county ballot for the upcoming general election in November, county supervisors decided Tuesday.

Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to accept a request from the city to put the matter on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

The ballot question that will be put to voters concerns an ordinance authorizing a development agreement between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city of Santa Clarita to give Metro the right to construct three, double-sided digital billboards on city-owned property off Highway 14 and Interstate 5 in exchange for removing 62 billboard structures inside city limits along the Metro right-of-way.

Following a successful drive by those opposed to the deal, Santa Clarita City Council members voted 3-1 on June 24 to put the matter to a vote and seek to consolidate it with the county’s general election.

Some opponents of the billboard deal have criticized putting it on the November ballot, questioning the estimated $208,000 cost and saying the ordinance should have been rescinded outright.

Critics also have said the number of billboards listed for removal is no longer valid, since the City Council later approved an agreement with Edwards Outdoor Advertising to remove 47 of its billboard structures around the city, including 22 in the Metro right-of-way.

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Comments

Unreal: Posted: July 30, 2014 11:26 a.m.

So now for 40 billboards by the railroad tracks (not the most attractive place anyway) we are supposed to vote to allow these mega messes to be put up? Glaring, double sided, lite 24 hours a day, advertising casinos, strip clubs, etc.? I don't think so.

There are only a few homes who could even see these billboards on the railroad tracks. There are thousands more who would have to have their views ruined from their homes by these 24 hour nightmares.

NO DEAL! NO DEAL! NO DEAL! NO DEAL! NO DEAL! NO DEAL! NO DEAL!


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 30, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Only if they install one in Bob Kellar's backyard.


lars1: Posted: July 30, 2014 2:18 p.m.

WE DONT WANT LAS VEGAS STYLE BILLBOARDS.

http://www.lasvegasbillboards.com/modx/billboards-digital.html

Just say NO.

I hear the city is looking at the outcome of Proposition 48.
It also came about from a group of MISINFORMED citizens.
The Keep Vegas-Style Casinos Out of Neighborhoods

To keep up with the city's tourist/convention center pursuits,
after the LAS VEGAS BILLBOARDS are here,
the Saugus Swap meet will be removed and a LAS VEGAS STYLE CASINO and CONVENTION CENTER will be built.
According to kellars logic, it is good because it will also generate revenue.


boneshark: Posted: July 31, 2014 12:57 p.m.

Keller would promise us a casino in place of the speedway and what we would actually get is Big Bobby's Bingo Parlor.



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