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LA Council Bans Supergraphic Signs In Hollywood

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles City Council members have prohibited new giant advertisements in a large swath of Hollywood.

Tuesday’s unanimous vote came about a year after the council passed a citywide ban on new billboards that left out the so-called Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District.

The Hollywood ban applies specifically to the massive outdoor signs known as supergraphics.

A spokesman for Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose district includes Hollywood, says up to 16 new supergraphics may still be installed because they were approved before the ban.

Separately on Tuesday, a federal judge denied a motion by billboard company Vanguard Outdoor challenging the city’s ability to enforce its billboard ban. Vanguard had argued the ban violates its rights to free expression and equal protection.

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