Friday, June 26, 2009

Common Pleas Court Says No To Electronic Billboard

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph James has upheld a Zoning Board decision to not approve a digital billboard for Lamar Advertising. Lamar had challenged the Zoning Board's vote, which was 1-1 and 1 abstention. City councilman Doug Shields says he is not surprised by the common pleas courts decision. He says that in order to prevent issues like this from happening again you need people on the zoning board who are not afraid to uphold the law and who do not bend to the will of the city's administration. Shields said that because of zoning board member Wrenna Watson's position of support for the billboard he will be reading all of her opinions on issues that have come before the board before he approves her appointment from the Mayor.

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