Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to court they go.

Bitter pill. Some blowback is expected.
Zoning nixes controversial Grant Street billboard The electronic billboard that shocked city of Pittsburgh politics this year isn't allowed, according to a split decision from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and likely will lead to a court fight between the city and Louisiana-based sign giant Lamar Advertising.
There could be a court battle. Or, there could be worse. Or, the push back could be aimed like a lazer right at the over-reaching members on city council. Or, the corporation might have got the message and might aim to try to clean up its act of rushing and bully-styled insider dealings. Or, now that Pat Ford is gone, it could all be blamed on him.

I wonder if Pat Ford is happy that the BurghReport is dead -- and -- nuked of all its archives. Perhaps they were pulling strings from Florida to see that occur?


Anonymous said...

...why such hate during the holidays?

Mark Rauterkus said...

I don't know why the BurghReport owner pulled his own plug.

I don't know what Lamar Ad execs are going to do now that they've lost a lot of money. I'm sure that they will try to recover the sunk costs. Sunk, at the hand of city officials in zoning and city council -- as well as their own full-speed ahead policy.

Hate is your burden, and not mine.

Battles are burdens of life for all -- especially those that live in the city.