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L.A. postpones billboard regulation vote

May 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles City Council has postponed a vote on new billboard regulations.The council will wait until City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich takes office and has a chance to review the law. Trutanich will be sworn in July 1; the vote has been rescheduled for September.

The billboard ordinance would have restricted digital billboards in all but a few specially designated "sign districts," which could include portions of Encino, Westwood, Koreatown, and downtown Los Angeles.

The digital displays first began appearing three years, following a legal settlement between the city of Los Angeles and sign company Word Wide Rush. The council received complaints from some residents about the new signs going up in their neighborhoods, which led to the ordinance creating sign districts.

A temporary ban on new billboards and digital signs will remain in effect until the council takes up the matter again in September.

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