By: R. Neal  shortURL
Briggs: I have met with several of the smaller, local billboard and EMC companies that are based in Knox County. Most are small family businesses that would be adversely affected by a total ban of all billboards and EMC's. The message I receive is "let's regulate, not ban". The small company owners are not opposed to sitting down with the MPC, environmental groups, homeowner associations, and local government representatives and working on regulations that everyone can live with. Consequently, I would like to withdraw the ordinances banning conventional billboards and electronic message centers.
I get the idea that digital billboards and EMC's are easier to change. They also create driving distractions. A good compromise might be to not allow any animation and to only allow changing them once an hour or some other limited frequency.
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