Outcry Grows Over LA’s Digital Billboards

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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?
Credits

Guests:
Vince Gonzales - KCET - @kcet, Eric Garcetti - City of Los Angeles - @MayorOfLA, Dennis Hathaway - Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight, Katherine Mangu-Ward - Reason magazine - @kmanguward

Host:
Jim Sterngold

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis