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Lack of Respect or Civil Disobedience? Illegal Supergraphics Grace Hollywood & Highland

An example of a supergraphic | Photo by aharvey2k via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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Even though the city has given the CIM Group over $28 million in financial aid for the past few years for redevelopment projects, they are allowing illegal supergraphics and billboards on their properties in Hollywood. The city agreed last year to let them have three supergraphics--currently there are six. Additionally, the agreement included taking down two billboards that are still up. The CIM Group had no comment to the LA Times in a report about them. They only would release a statement, deflecting responsibility to the billboard company they allow and most likely share profit to sell and install the advertising : "CIM is not a party to or involved with the lawsuit between SkyTag Inc. and the city of Los Angeles, and therefore does not have any comment."

However, in another illegal supergraphic case, the individual building owners and the company are facing 23 criminal charges each.