In 2007, the mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the world’s fourth largest metropolis, decreed the removal of almost all forms of outdoor advertising that had cluttered the city for many years. Outdoor advertisers, including Clear Channel, vigorously fought the ban, but recent polls have shown that 70 per cent of the population wants to keep the city ad-free.
- Follow the Money: Billboard Companies and Their Lobbyists Support City Councilman’s Campaign
- No Transparency: L.A. City Council Committee and Billboard Legislation
- The Reef: Digital Signage Spectacle Coming to South L.A?
- Dangerous Game? Grandfathering Applied-For Sign Districts
- Violation? What Violation? Many Altered Billboards Left Off City’s List
- Just Say No: L.A. Planning Commission Doesn’t Like Amnesty, More Digital Billboards, Grandfathering
- Annals of Inaction: L.A.’s New Sign Ordinance
- Funny Math? Clear Channel’s $3.9 Million Donation to the LAPD