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Proposed LAX digital billboard district raises concerns over traffic, distracted driving




Traffic approaches LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Traffic approaches LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote on a proposal to restrict billboard “visual blight” in neighborhoods like Westchester in return for creating a digital billboard district within LAX.

Residents of Westchester are overjoyed at the prospect but others are concerned about the traffic and distracted driving it will create around the airport. Is this a necessary evil to raise city revenue or an undue burden on travelers? We’ll get the details and debate the proposal.

Guests:

Sharon McNary, KPCC reporter

Dennis Hathaway, President, Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight

Cyndi Hench, President, Neighborhood Council of Westchester / Playa Vista / Playa Del Rey