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City Attorney Files More Supergraphic Complaints As Permitted Ones Go Up Downtown
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The Los Angeles City Attorneys office this week filed for a civil law enforcement action in regards to five supergraphic locations around Los Angeles. Vanguard Outdoor LLC sign company, a handful of sign installers and property owners were all named as defendants. "These supergraphic signs were and are illegal in that they were erected, and have been used and maintained, without required permits and inspections," alleges the complaint, which describes them as public nuisances.
The city is seeking an injunction against the companies from further engaging in prohibited forms of advertising. Additionally, a $2,500 per day fine is sought -- yes, retroactively -- as well as "disgorgement of all gross revenue generated by the erection of these signs," the city attorney's office said.
Two of the signs are located at 3000 South Robertson aside the 10 Freeway, which could mean an additional $10,000 fine for not complying with a Caltrans notice of violation. Other locations are 5858 Wilshire Blvd., 6565 Sunset Blvd. and 6464 Sunset Blvd. (Google Stretview shows this building with bird dung)
Meanwhile, supergrahpics were installed this week near the 10 and 110 freeways at LA Live in downtown. The signs were approved by the L.A. City Council, but not with the blessings of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
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