Hurricane Grief Could Spell Billboard Relief

Morris, Marya
July 2006
Planning;Jul2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the approval of the $109 billion emergency supplemental bill by the U.S. Senate that would permit 13 states in the Southern region to oppose the key provision of the federal Highway Beautification Act on May 4, 2006. The amendment that was introduced by Senator Robert Bennett and cosponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu will nullify local regulations that prohibits the reparation of billboards that were affected by several hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita and Ivan. Several Coast officials oppose to the amendment which include Fairhope, Alabama mayor Tim Kant who states that the Congress should focus more on the national problems than concerning on local matters.


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