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Supergraphics and Digital Billboard Ban Extended

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Yesterday. the City Council extended a three-month moratorium on new supergraphics and digital billboards for an additional 45 days. "The ICO [Interim Control Ordinance] will expire on March 26, 2009, but the legislative process to approve changes to the City’s sign ordinances may not be completed by March 26. If the ICO is allowed to lapse for even one day, a flurry of illegal signs could be installed and be nearly impossible to remove later," stressed a statement from Councilman Jack Weiss' office. This comes as both the Daily News and a follow up from the LA Times attracts attention to chopped down trees on Caltrans property along the 405 freeway near new supergraphics on the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Also: After LAist's ran this story, CBS took down their Dr. Phil supergraphic.