Wednesday, March 25, 2009

At Least One Tennessee City Council Unbowed to the Billboard Industry

Knoxville City Council goes where sign-industry-whipped Nashville Metro Council will not: banning both electronic message centers and LED billboards.

K-ville's ban opponents raise the same old tired arguments: they should be helping business. Wait a minute. In a "free" market, why should government be in the business of helping business?

1 comment:

  1. This was a hard-fought battle that was finally won thanks to a group of dedicated folks at

    There is currently a 6 month moratorium on digital billboards as well in Knox County. See more discussion here -


    Keep fighting! Once people realize how intrusive they are, it will make it easier to rally neighborhoods.

    Good luck.