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City Council extends digi-billboard ban

June 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
On Tuesday the L.A. City Council extended a temporary ban on new digital billboards and supergraphics, or massive ads that stretch across buildings.The ban was due to expire on June 24.

The council delayed a vote on a permanent ordinance to give incoming City Attorney Carmen Trutanich a chance to review it. He is due to take office July 1.

The proposed ordinance would limit digital billboards and supergraphics to 21 designated "sign districts," which include Hollywood, Encino, Canoga Park, Boyle Heights and the Los Angeles International Airport.

Companies violating the ordinance would be fined between $2,000 and $48,000 a day, depending on the offense.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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