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Billboards have been controversial in St. Paul for a long time.  
 
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==History of Billboard Debate in St. Paul==
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* November 1999, St. Paul voters defeat a referendum designed to ban billboards
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in St. Paul, vote was 47% in favor and 53% against.
  
 
==Previous SPIF Discussions==
 
==Previous SPIF Discussions==
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/2X7g2xgkgItGBBhcYXwB3V Signs & Banners] - August 2005
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/2X7g2xgkgItGBBhcYXwB3V Signs & Banners] - August 2005
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/4D0VrtFjYRQZ6dF7IwLKm0 Billboards: Where the Candidates Stand] - August 2005
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/4D0VrtFjYRQZ6dF7IwLKm0 Billboards: Where the Candidates Stand] - August 2005
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/50JIvezXPfsss1ABVleHYJ Prevent Suicide Billboards] - October 2007
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/50JIvezXPfsss1ABVleHYJ Prevent Suicide Billboards] - October 2007 - An interesting discussion about the use of Billboards by non-profits in St. Paul.
  
 
==St. Paul Billboards Ban==
 
==St. Paul Billboards Ban==
  
 
===Arguments in favor===
 
===Arguments in favor===
* Aesthetics. Billboards are ugly and decrease the aesthetic appeal of our neighborhoods and communities.
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* Aesthetics. Billboards are a blight in St. Paul neighborhoods, ruining the landscape and lowering property values.
 
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/stpaul/groups/stpaul-issues/files/Signs___Billboards/get_file?id=11282 Selby Banners]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/stpaul/groups/stpaul-issues/files/Signs___Billboards/get_file?id=11282 Selby Banners]
  
==Links==
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==Links / Articles==
  
* [http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199911/03_mccalluml_billboards/ Billboard Battle is Just Starting, November 3, 1999]  
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* [http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199911/03_mccalluml_billboards/ Billboard Battle is Just Starting] - November 3, 1999  
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* [http://citypages.com/databank/24/1175/article11315.asp What's the Frequency, Marvin?] - June 11, 2003
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:10, 14 October 2007

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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

St. Paul Billboards Ban

Arguments in favor

  • Aesthetics. Billboards are a blight in St. Paul neighborhoods, ruining the landscape and lowering property values.
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Arguments against

  • - Property Rights. Property owners ought to have the right to use their property in this way.
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Images in SPIF

Links / Articles

 

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