Philadelphia’s public spaces for sale by owner? – 1/28/13

Legal Intelligencer Article
Stephanie Kindt – Scenic Philadelphia Staff Attorney
and Frances Ryan – Scenic Philadelphia

Over the past six months, Philadelphia City Council has proposed a myriad of bills that would place advertisements in our public spaces, e.g. on school buses, on newsstands, entire sides of buildings facing historic districts, on municipal property citywide, even legalizing the small posters plaguing our neighborhoods (“We buy ugly houses!”). Several of the proposed bills relate to digital signage (electronically changing digital message boards utilizing LED technology).

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