If you lived in a house or apartment within full view of this new digital billboard, how would you feel? A number of those people came out Saturday night to protest this visual intrusion into their homes and their neighborhood. The billboard, owned by CBS Outdoor, directly faces homes and several apartment houses, just north of the intersection of Cahuenga Blvd. and Franklin Ave. Organizers of the protest said they had been complaining to city councilman Tom LeBonge, but hadn’t gotten any response. This in contrast to Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who has been vocal in the fight against digital billboards in his westside district, and Council President Eric Garcetti, who reacted to citizen outrage over a new digital billboard in the Silverlake area by proposing ways to stop or limit them.
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