|THE CHATSWORTH ROUNDUP | UPDATE |
|August 16, 2010|
Assemblyman Asks Your Help to Ban Ad Trailers
Blumenfield asked the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council to bring you up to date on his efforts to ban advertising trailers from our streets. His bill is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer. Here is Blumenfield's report:
Are you sick and tired of seeing those unsightly billboards
on unhitched trailers everywhere you look in the San
Fernando Valley? I know I
am. I have heard from literally thousands
of people in our community who want to get rid of this "road spam" permanently.
That is why I have authored state legislation, AB 2756, to stop
the proliferation of mobile billboards once and for all. Not only are they a visual blight, they are a
safety hazard for drivers who must swerve around them, and they use up valuable
The City of Los
Angeles has tried for years to get rid of these ugly
signs, without success. The courts have
ruled that in order to prevent mobile billboards from being parked on our streets,
the city must post signs at every entrance to the city explaining they are not
allowed here. It is impossible for a
city the size of Los Angeles
to comply with that type of costly and excessive requirement, and this has been
one of the main reasons why city officials have not been able to enforce local
laws that seek to regulate these signs.
My legislation will make it clear that cities and counties can
take action against mobile billboards without the signage and other burdensome
requirements that are currently preventing effective enforcement of
restrictions on the signs.
AB 2756 has passed the state Assembly, and is moving through
the state Senate this month. Once it
passes the legislature, all that is needed to make the new policy against
mobile billboards a reality is for the Governor to sign it into law.
The Governor needs to hear from the people of the San Fernando Valley that these signs have become an
unacceptable blight in our community. My
office is collecting names of people who support my legislation to help ban
mobile billboards, and we will present the list of names to the Governor when
he is making his decision on the bill.
If you would like to support the fight to end mobile
billboard blight, please go to my website to add your name to the thousands of
others who have already supported this effort. Go to www.assembly.ca.gov/blumenfield- click on "Ban Mobile Billboards - Sign Here." Let's send a message to the Governor that mobile billboards are unsafe,
unsightly and unwanted in our community.
Blumenfield represents the 40th Assembly District, including the San
Fernando Valley communities of Canoga Park, Granada Hills, North Hills,
Northridge, Reseda, Tarzana, Van Nuys, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland
Hills. He is Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee.
City Council Approves New Lawn Watering Schedule
Once signed by the mayor, this will be the new Los Angeles lawn watering schedule before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.:Odd-numbered addresses:
Water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 minutes per day.Even-numbered addresses:
Water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 8 minutes per day.Addresses ending in a fraction:
Follow the schedule for the last whole number on the address. Hand watering:
With a garden hose and flow control nozzle is still allowed without time limits, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m., any day of the week.
For details,click HERE
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in late September. No matter what's
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