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Advertising on city buses a slippery slope


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 08, 2013

~~<p>&quot;Hawaii is unique for having a long history of banning billboards. Let's keep it that way. The City Council's decision to not allow advertising on the outside of city buses was a vote in support of Honolulu's and Hawaii's cutting-edge laws banning billboards from our state.&quot;</p>
<p>So began a commentary published in The Honolulu Advertiser on Oct. 3, 2003, that rightly commended the Council for rejecting a bill the author went on to assert &quot;would have threatened the constitutionality of Hono-lulu's billboard ordinance. For those of us who enjoy an uncluttered view of Hawaii's world-class scenery every working day, it was a risk too big to take.&quot;</p>
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"Hawaii is unique for having a long history of banning billboards. Let's keep it that way. The City Council's decision to not allow advertising on the outside of city buses was a vote in support of Honolulu's and Hawaii's cutting-edge laws banning billboards from our state."

So began a commentary published in The Honolulu Advertiser on Oct. 3, 2003, that rightly commended the Council for rejecting a bill the author went on to assert "would have threatened the constitutionality of Hono-lulu's billboard ordinance. For those of us who enjoy an uncluttered view of Hawaii's world-class scenery every working day, it was a risk too big to take." Login for more...



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