At the outset of the hearing Thursday on the city’s billboard policy, Planning Commission President Jane Usher took the audience through a PowerPoint presentation she put together on the history of how City Hall bungled the situation.
It read like a bill of indictment for wrongdoing and all that was missing was the name or names of the criminals.
For that. someone would have to go back and follow the money and match up how it flows from the billboard companies to the politicians. Maybe City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo will do that — maybe not since he’s the No.1 beneficiary of the billboard companies contributions.
Here’s the link digitalbillboard.ppt
Then, under a barrage of lawsuits engineered by the billboard industry, the aforemention City Attorney negotiated a settlement deal that gave the companies everything they wanted.
For example, Clear Channel and CBS — each with slightly more than 1,600 billboards — got this deal:
There’s lots more information that in Usher’s report. If you want to know how corrupt City Hall is, you’ll read the whole thing and get mad and do something about this and all the other dirty deals that City Hall is involved in.