As if one letter threatening the City of Los Angeles with financial ruin weren't enough, Clear Channel had to send out multiple such letters to different officials and from numerous lawyers and law firms, just to make sure that the City gets their point that they really like the money that these illegal digital billboards make, and they will be very, very angry if these illegal billboards are removed.   These additional letters are attached for your reading pleasure. 

Maybe Clear Channel believes that by throwing everything against the wall that something will stick?

Or maybe they believe that by creating a mountain of paper and a chorus of different, angry, powerful lawyers that they will distract the City and the public from the stark, plain reality that it's finally time (after 6 years) for these illegal digital billboards to come down?

If it weren't so sad, it would be funny. These characters at this mega-corporation Clear Channel are reminiscent of Lance Armstrong, when he would sue or threaten to sue anybody that accused him of cheating. Like Armstrong, the time has come finally for Clear Channel and their illegal digital billboards. 

And once we get these digital billboards down - which if we push our City officials could be a matter of a couple months - then all the king's horses and all the king's men won't be able put Clear Channel's illegal signs back up again.

Instead of Clear Channel Outdoor threatening the City of Los Angeles with a baseless "damages" claim, the City of LA and its residents should be threatening Clear Channel Outdoor with an Unfair Competition Law claim and a class-action public nuisance tort claim.  

If the City truly needs the "funds" from digital billboards - forget revenue sharing, which would be but a drop in the ocean of the City's budgetary problems, and instead focus on a $500,000,000 lawsuit by the City and the residents of LA to recover the ill-gotten revenues and to repay the "damages" suffered by all of the affected neighbors of these illegal signs. 

In the meantime, if we don't stop our Council from passing new law that protects these illegal digital billboards from the Court's decision and that stops more digital billboards in our great City, then we will have to live with these forever. 

Please sign this petition or get another person to sign it: http://chn.ge/XJYnlo

Please contact the LA Times Editorial Board and encourage them to speak out on this now: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-edboardbios23oct23,0,4130157.htmlstory

Please contact Councilmember Krekorian, who is the key driver behind all of these insane digital billboard preservation initiatives: Councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org

We are running out of time. Unless we can stop CM Krekorian and the other CMs that Clear Channel and CBS lobbyists have gotten to, we will have a dismal future "visual landscape" in Los Angeles for ourselves and for our children.
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