Volunteer Billboard Inventory in Council District 11: We’ve Got the Results

Beginning a week ago, more than 30 volunteers have been going through the streets of L.A. City Council District 11 and cataloging billboards.  Volunteers Catalog Billboards in City Council District

Forms Used For Billboard Inventory

Forms Used For Billboard Inventory

The district, represented by Councilman Bill Rosendahl, runs from the 405 freeway west to the ocean, and includes Brentwood and Pacific Palisades on the north, and LAX on the south. Here’s what they found:

  • Total Number of Billboards:  563
  • Number of Digital (Electronic) Billboards:  17  (a number that may be increasing as you read this)

And what is the most billboard-infested street in the district? The clear winner is Lincoln Blvd. which runs from the Santa Monica border south through Westchester, with a total of 84 billboards.  Here are the other streets that qualify for the billboard Hall of Shame.

  • Santa Monica Blvd.    61
  • Pico Blvd.                  44
  • Wilshire Blvd.            32
  • Sepulveda Blvd.         28
  • Century Blvd.             28
  • Olympic Blvd.            24

And what company owns most of these signs?  No surprise that two of the largest outdoor advertisers in the country take that prize  Here are the numbers for the five companies with the largest number of billboards.

  • Clear Channel     143
  • CBS Outdoor       136
  • Vista Media          49
  • Regency Outdoor  47
  • Fuel Outdoor        43

There were a total of 34 billboards that had no identification, although the city’s sign ordinance requires all off-site signs to be clearly labeled with the name of the sign owner, the city permit number, and other information.

Dennis Hathaway

5 Responses to “Volunteer Billboard Inventory in Council District 11: We’ve Got the Results”

  1. Jan Book says:

    Congratulations to all of you who took the time to prepare this listing. And Bravo to our leadership! Now how do we get rid of those which are illegal billboards??

  2. KristinaMata says:

    THANK YOU organizers and volunteers ! !

    We now have something measurable to take to our Neighborhood Councils, Neighborhood associations, the CRA, Planning Commission and to our City Council members.

  3. Paul E says:

    Not to be a spoiler, but how are any of these billboards “illegal” if the local law banning them has been found to be unconstitutional?

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