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LETTER: City Council overreaching with proposed mobile billboard ban

Friday, October 15, 2010 | 1:25 p.m. CDT

Reference the proposal by two City Council members to ban a mobile billboard on the grounds that, "it's basically a mobile scrolling billboard with no other purpose than to be a mobile scrolling billboard."

What's next? Will we soon get a proposed ban against furniture delivery trucks that are driven around with no other purpose than to deliver furniture?

Assuming mobile billboards are not illegal, this proposal seems to be a particularly egregious example of council members overstepping their authority by dictating how a legitimate business can operate.

Frank Montagnino lives in Columbia.


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