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Akron extends billboard moratorium.
Council says it needs more time to balance residential and commercialinterests.
by WKSU's TOM PARKINSON


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The Akron City Council wants more time to consider a new ordinance to regulate billboards in the city. The council voted last night (Monday 1/5)to extend a 4 month moratorium on new billboards by at least 3 weeks.
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BILLBOARDS - Akron and Cleveland
http://realneo.us/content/billboards-akron-and-cleveland

ummary information regarding current legislative actions and discussions in Cleveland and Akron with regards to outdoor media advertising and in particular digital billboards.

CLEVELAND - In June 2008 Ordinance No. 945-08 was introduced to amend the City of Cleveland’s Billboard Ordinance, 350.10. That same month, there was an active variance request by Clear Channel (Calendar No. 08-97:, 12510 Triskett Road) to replace an existing static billboard which eventually received approval.

These two issues generated a local interest in Cleveland to take a closer look at the existing legislation.

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Brian Cummins
Cleveland City Council


Posted by: Brian Cummins (Cleveland, Ohio) on February 6, 2009 5:28AM
My comments reflect the Letter to Ed. that I wrote Aug. 13; The Federal Highway Administration is finally conducting research on the safety of digital billboards. Two studies done by "the industry" claining they were safe were thoroughly debunked by Jerry A Wachtel, chairman of the Transportation Reasearch Board for the Maryland State Highway Adminintration. Therefore, until a viable study is completed, it would make sense to not permit additional digital billboards in Akron,


Posted by: Christine Freitag (Akron) on January 8, 2009 11:55AM
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