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Billboards & Signs
Billboards have been controversial in St. Paul for a long time.
History of Billboard Debate in St. Paul
- November 1999, St. Paul voters defeat a referendum designed to ban billboards
in St. Paul, vote was 47% in favor and 53% against.
Previous SPIF Discussions
- Signs & Banners - August 2005
- Billboards: Where the Candidates Stand - August 2005
- Prevent Suicide Billboards - October 2007 - An interesting discussion about the use of Billboards by non-profits in St. Paul.
St. Paul Billboards Ban
Arguments in favor
- Aesthetics. Billboards are a blight in St. Paul neighborhoods, ruining the landscape and lowering property values.
- - Property Rights. Property owners ought to have the right to use their property in this way.