Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nashville Neighborhood Defense Fund to Discuss Tygard's LED Bill Tonight

The opponents of the bid to bring LED billboards to residential neighborhoods have been quiet lately, and that may or may not change with a discussion at a NNDF membership meeting scheduled tonight at 6:30 at 701 Murfreesboro Road.

CM Charlie Tygard's latest version of the bill calls for proposed neighborhood LED billboards to be turned on no earlier than 6 a.m. and turned off no later than 10:00 p.m.  Those seem like arbitrary numbers. And Tygard dusts off an old selling point that he used when he tried to get council to allow car washes in certain neighborhoods a while back:  LEDs should be integrated into brick, stone, or wood architectural feature with permanent landscaping. What is this preoccupation with monument-style sign features and landscaping? Does Tygard really believe that makes street-choking car wash traffic and retina-imprinting LED billboards more attractive in neighborhoods? Sounds like another low-density suburban perk applied across all neighborhoods, even high-density urban ones.

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  1. The Donelson-Hermitage Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a community meeting regarding the proposed LED sign bill on Monday, February 16 at the Hermitage Police Precinct located at 3701 James Kay Lane.

    The meeting will begin at 7pm and all of the council members from the Donelson-Hermitage area will be in attendance to field questions from audience members.

    The meeting is open to the public. For more information visit our website at

    Susan Floyd
    DHNA Board of Directors