New Ordinance For Billboards
POSTED: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 7:14am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm
El Paso City Council has taken a stand against new billboards.
A new ordinance bans new billboards within city limits and a few miles out.
It also limits the number of digital billboards to 15.
Supporters say billboards are a community eyesore and that digital signs are a distraction for drivers.
Opponents of the ban say it's only going to hurt local business. Under the new ordinance, to put up a new digital billboard, 16 regular billboards would have to be taken down.