Two years ago the Los Angeles city attorney signed a truce with billboard companies in the battle over the spread of their signs. The companies agreed to remove some of their big signs but in return they got permission to put up nearly 900 powerful new digitally illuminated billboards. Some neighborhoods are fighting back against what they call eyesores and safety hazards. City officials have reversed course and now say they want a halt, but can they force the advertising companies to pull them down?
Vince Gonzales, KCET (@kcet)
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (@ericgarcetti)
Dennis Hathaway, Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight
Katherine Mangu-Ward, Columnist and Associate Editor at Reason magazine, Reason.com