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The Solution for Mobile Billboards Just Might be Found in WeHo

A mobil billboard found on Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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At the end of March, the L.A. City Council finally made a big move to address one of the biggest complaints in the Valley: mobile billboards. The group directed the City Attorney to make up an ordinance banning the street advertisements based a West Hollywood law, which in part says:

A. It is unlawful for any person to conduct, or cause to be conducted, any mobile billboard advertising upon any street, or other public place within the city in which the public has the right of travel. B. Mobile billboard advertising includes any vehicle, or wheeled conveyance which carries, conveys, pulls, or transports any sign or billboard for the primary purpose of advertising.

Exemptions include buses, taxicabs and vehicles "engaged in the usual business or regular work of the owner, and not used merely, mainly or primarily to display advertisements."

Meanwhile, proposed state legislation (AB 2756 [.pdf] - Blumenfield/Feuer) to change the vehicle code would prohibit mobile billboards if there is no city or county ordinance in effect is making its way through the Assembly. Today, the bill will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization. [For the Record: An earlier version of this post said the meeting was on Tuesday].

Previous Mobile Billboard Coverage on LAist
- The Power of Knowledge: City to Arm Residents with Legal Info on Mobile Billboards
- Banning Mobile Billboards a Tricky Proposition
- Zine Seeks State Legislation to 'Better Regulate' Mobile Billboards
- City, 1; Mobile Billboard Trailers, 0