The North End Neighborhood Council, along with other neighborhood councils, has voted to oppose the proposed settlement with Clear Channel over the issue of billboards.
Neighborhoods universally consider billboards to be visual blight, and they are opposed by cities across the United States. Introducing electronic billboards in Tacoma would be extremely harmful and would degrade the quality of life in our city. They are described as being like TVs on a stick, and each needlessly wastes as much electricity as 30 houses use, undermining any effort of Tacoma to be “green.”
Hence, the NENC strongly supports the original 1997 city …