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31 Billboards Down…

Things have been pretty quiet on the billboard front in Tacoma lately - intentionally quiet. And now there's this update, included in last week's City Manager's report to Council.

On August 15, 2012 the City entered into a two-year Standstill Agreement with Clear Channel that provides an opportunity for the City and Clear Channel to meet and confer on viable options related to resolving the existing lawsuit. As part of this agreement, Clear Channel agreed to remove 31 existing billboards, relinquish its rights to "banked" billboards, and repair certain billboards that were in an unacceptable state of disrepair. The 31 billboards identified in the agreement have since been removed. 

Planning and Development Services staff has reached out to Clear Channel since January 2013 and have exchanged files on existing billboard locations, ownership, and removal/rehabilitation. Clear Channel has recently assigned new staff to this issue. They initially promised us a preliminary proposal in spring 2013 but postponed the delivery of the information during the State legislative session. Their latest schedule is to forward to City staff a preliminary draft proposal late summer/early fall. 

31 down...

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Published Author RR AndersonRegistered

keeping it quiet is a mistake.  Where are the blue sky ribbon cuttings? https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tacoma-Pierce-County-Shameber/550724138297501

August 12, 2013 at 8:43 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Erik B

Now around 220 left to remove.

August 12, 2013 at 10:44 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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fred davie

...and in doing so clear channel advertising has solidified it’s nearly 100% grip on the Tacoma outdoor advertising market. Mayor Strickland and her cronies have made it impossible for anyone except clear channel to put up a billboard. Enjoy your politically awarded monopoly Clear Channel!

August 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Tacoma nana

Way to go Anders!!!

August 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Democracy at it’s best.  When the people and big business approach city council on opposing sides on an issue….the people get lip service and big business gets what they want. 

August 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Does anyone have a map of the 31 billboards they removed?

August 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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August 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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