LA One Step Closer To Banning Alcohol-Related Ads On City-Owned Benches, Street Furniture

LOS ANGELES ( — Los Angeles City Council members were one step closer Friday to banning alcohol-related advertisements on city-owned benches and street furniture.

At a Public Safety Committee meeting, Councilman Mitchell Englander asked the city attorney to write an ordinance similar to ones in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Under the order, ads for wine, beer and hard liquor wouldn’t be showcased on public toilets, bus shelters and public kiosks, among other things.

The council said the drinking ads seen every day by young children are a negative influence.

The ordinance was estimated to decrease the city’s revenue from ad contracts by up to $600,000, according to a report.

The alcohol ads have already been banned on city buses and Metro trains.

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