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Street’s Billboard Deal Paves the Way for Electronic Billboards in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Last August when Mayor John Street announced his administration’s secret settlement with three players in the outdoor advertising industry, SCRUB voiced concerns about the impact of carte-blanche billboard legalization that gives up $9 million dollars in licensing fees. Now, just a year later, the City is poised to allow ClearChannel to replace conventional billboards with high-tech, electronic billboards, granting yet another plum to the outdoor advertising industry at the expense of Philadelphia’s visual environment and driver safety.