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Mobile Billboard Ban Approved by Schwarzenegger

An unhitched advertising trailer sits on Woodman Ave. in Sherman Oaks outside Notre Dame High School | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Cities and counties will now be able to create local ordinances banning mobile billboards on streets, thanks to a state bill that was approved by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday. Unattended unhitched trailers left on city streets have been an exasperating issue for residents, especially in the western San Fernando Valley where it tops the list of complaints -- they take up parking, they're often found fallen over and in general, they are blight, they are a safety issue -- lodged by constituents.

It is likely Los Angeles will soon create an ordinance to regulate the signs, but it might not be an easy process. Bruce Boyer of Lone Star Security & Video Inc. has vowed to take legal action against the state bill and any local regulation. "The 14th Amendment [gives me] equal protection," he told Chatsworth Patch. "Am I exempt from exercising my First Amendment enumerated rights? If I pay my vehicle registration fees, why should I not have equal rights to my streets?"

AB 2756 was authored by Assemblymembers Bob Blumenfield and Assemblymember Mike Feuer.

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