Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tygard Tells Tennessean He Will Push Past Widespread Neighborhood Concerns to Pass a Bill that Would Benefit a Handful of Churches

The Tennessean reports today that emails against Charlie Tygard's LED sign are pouring in:
Councilwoman Emily Evans, who represents Belle Meade and West Meade, said she's received more constituent e-mails about the proposal than she's received about almost any other issue this year. She said she wouldn't be surprised if the bill were amended before it comes back up for a vote.
The pro-sign/NBC PAC bloc of the council still appears to feel the need to hammer through some form of ordinance to allow a minority of churches and other non-profits to compete outside of commercial districts with for-profit businesses, which have to pay sales taxes on their signs.

Large numbers of neighborhoods are opposed, and yet, Metro Council seems unwilling to take LEDs-for-churches off the table.

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