Digital Billboard Hearing • Monday, May 18

 In Land Use, News, Zoning Notice


UPDATE— March 28, 2015

Public Hearing scheduled on Digital Billboard Ordinance, Prop 250-2014.

Monday, May 18 at 5:30 pm
Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee of the City County Council
Room 260 of the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St, Indianapolis

All interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate.

For more information, visit the website of Marion County Alliance of Neighborhood Associations.


UPDATE— January 26, 2015

Councillors voted to POSTPONE their vote on Digital Billboard Ordinance, Prop 250-2014. Thanks to everyone who attended recent community meetings and hearing.

Details on the City Council Monday, January 26 meeting via our friends at Midtown Indianapolis, Inc: “Tonight city councillors heard from 37 neighborhood organizations and rightfully voted to postpone a proposal to lift the ban on digital billboards. This does not end the need for public dialogue but it certainly extends the timeframe to enable residents to come forward and express their opinions and concerns. On the half of the neighborhoods we work with and our Board of Directors we are grateful for the council’s foresight and recognition of the importance of this issue. Testimony tonight called for a return to the normalization of the process related to revising zoning ordinances. We are hopeful that the council and the billboard industry and residents alike can agree that this process rightfully belongs on the same trajectory as Rezone Indy and that the department of Metropolitan Development will seriously take up this issue and analyze it comprehensively in the same fashion afforded to the city’s other zoning ordinances. Thank you to our colleagues and other neighborhoods and to the many residents that expressed their thoughts on this matter we are grateful that this important Issue will continue to receive the attention that it deserves.”


UPDATE— January 15, 2015

More news regarding the Digital Billboard Ordinance, Prop 250-2014 pending before the Indianapolis City County Council.

Recently, we posted on the MKNA Facebook page and published a City Beat Blog post regarding “A SPECIAL RESOLUTION requesting the Metropolitan Development Commission to initiate a proposal to amend Chapters 730 and 734 of the Revised Code of the Consolidated City and County to allow Digital advertising signs in Marion County with certain restrictions.”

Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis (HUNI) has demonstrated a leadership role informing residents about the emergence of the proposal. Read the HUNI news articles for a recap of residents’ activities concerning the issue. The HUNI articles also provide details of what specifically you can do to oppose or support Prop 250-2014.

Neighborhood Meeting

Saturday, January 17 from 9 to 11am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian Street. The Marion County Alliance of Neighborhood Associations will meet with billboard industry representative Trent Hahn, Bose Public Affairs Group

Public Meeting of City County Council Metropolitan & Economic Committee

Monday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the City County Building Public Assembly Room, 200 E. Washington Street. All interested parties are invited to comment on the proposal for legalizing digital billboards in Marion County. Additionally, you may send comments to members of the City County Council.
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