Government action brings out the critics: Critics fear proposed Springfield ordinance could lead to billboard proliferation
The concerned? Those who already have billboards in Springfield:
Billed as a “business-friendly” revision of the city’s existing sign regulations, the proposed ordinance was the subject of an unexpected critique Aug. 12 as two local billboard owners warned that the new rules are too lenient.
“A whole lot of new billboards are going to be built here and in places and locations you might not want to have a billboard in,” said Greg Watkins, who worries a billboard boom could create a backlash.