Forty-story billboards are still illegal -- at least for now.If Marc Sarnoff and Tomás Regalado had their way, pretty much any stationary object within 1,000 feet of a major Miami roadway would be plastered with an LED billboard by next Tuesday. (Surely this has nothing to do with the fact that ... More >>
Bruno Barreiro is the sharpest knife in the drawer. NOT!How the heck special interest groups and corporate conglomerates keep counting on Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro is beyond belief. It's no secret Bruno the Dim is one of their tools, but the man can't pass legislation to save ... More >>
Sarnoff, the city's biggest billboard backer, has taken thousands from advertising companies.Raise your hand if this sounds like what Miami needs: fourteen new glowing LED billboards along the highway demanding drivers in hi-def to buy Svedka Vodka, iPods and cut-rate car insurance. Oh, hi th ... More >>
As though the combination of drinking champagne and driving a car hasn't created enough traffic accidents over the years, Moët & Chandon is launching a distracting digital billboard visible to drivers heading into Miami Beach via I-395.The billboard ad campaign, which starts today, is called ... More >>
Sarnoff will work without pay for an entire monthThe City of Miami is facing a $100 million budget hole thanks to a 15 percent drop in property values. City hall has vowed not to raise taxes, and while Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff has talked openly about the possibility of bankruptcy, th ... More >>
via Miami City SquareAfter two hours of discussion, the Miami City Commission this afternoon voted 4-1 to grant final approval for two skyscraper-tall digital billboards to be built atop a new parking garage next to the Arsht Center. Only Frank Carollo voted against the plan after express ... More >>
A fight is brewing for today’s City of Miami commission meeting. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and City Manager Pete Hernandez are expected to present competing versions of a law that would regulate “murals,” the humongous outdoor advertisements currently hanging off many buildings in and around d ... More >>
Signage lobbyist Eston "Dusty" Melton wages guerrilla war on his old employers
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Miami shakes off its skanky image and prepares for the big time: Billboard capital of the universe!
How a citizens advisory board created to investigate illegal billboards became an industry support group
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