Between Something and Nothing

Cocaine case no-actioned; pigeons are rats with wings

1990: City tells billboard companies non-expressway billboards must go in five years, or else.

1991-2000: Billboard companies put more signs up, especially on expressways. City: zzzzzzz.

March 2000: First of ten New Times exposés: City zzzzzzz!

In Miami, billboards are less than advertisements for South of the Border and more  than homes for pigeons
Jonathan Postal
In Miami, billboards are less than advertisements for South of the Border and more than homes for pigeons

July 2003: Settlement allows Carter Outdoor to pay city $350,000 for signage sins. Must dismantle two signs by 2023, or pay $40,000 more and relocate them. Ten illegal expressway billboards remain intact in exchange for free advertising.

July 2004: Settlement allows Clear Channel to keep about half of its 450 signs in exchange for cash up front, $250,000 per year, and free advertising.

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