Dear Fox Hills Neighbor
May 7, 2015
Your Fox Hills Neighborhood Association is taking a stand against the proposed billboards in Fox Hills. The Carlyle Group wants to put up large digital and static billboards by the 405 and 90 freeway to benefit from the Silicon Beach traffic in that area.
Culver City will gain a 10% profit from this ($420,000/year). Is this worth what could potentially harm our local community? Please read Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells article at http://meghansahliwells.com/ morebillboards/ to learn more about this action increasing litigation, loss of control and undermining our "Brand" as a city.
At City Hall, on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm our Culver City Council will be presented the "Hospitality and Entertainment District" survey results by the Carlyle Group and Placeworks. Some of the results are below:
http://www.culvercity.org/en/ Articles/districtvisioning_ 083115.aspx
In their presentation, they do not show where the signage will be other then on the sides of the hotels. Below is a link to their original plan showing where the digital boards (some double sided) will be:
http://banbillboardblight.org/ wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ Culver-City-Digital-Sign- Proposal.pdf
As stated on their "Proposed Vision" presentation on page 12:
"Revenue generated from these signs provides a source of funding for streetscape improvements, development of public plazas and open spaces, and bicycle share programs."
What you can do:
- Forward this email to fellow Culver City residents
- Email your City Council : http://www.culvercity.org/ Information/emailus.aspx?dept_ id=38 (Currently only one City Council member is opposed to allowing billboards into Culver City)
- Attend the Monday, May 11 at 7 pm Culver City Council Meeting at City Hall
- Sign the Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/ sign/no-to-billboards-yes-1
Thank you for your time,
Fox Hills Neighborhood Association
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