Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Neverending (Billboard) Story

I mean.. what is there to say about this?  Is a silver stake needed to end this story thread?

It's not over of course.  With this latest legal ruling, does it all just mean this story is really beginning.

The billboard in question sits on top of the Grant Street Transportation Center which is mostly a Pittsburgh Parking Authority lot...  Does any of this impact the parking lease machinations?  Probably not, but everything in this town is connected.  In fact I think the seeds of the current dysfunction in city council stems from the acrimony that resulted from the billboard machinations.  I had a video on youtube of when Doug Shields and several other councilors walked out as president and left Motznik in charge one day...Remember that? One of the more entertaining snippets on Grant Street that year.  but it was over 10 minutes and the Youtube gnomes have censored it for length.


Anonymous MH said...

Lots of people split the videos into parts to get around that.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

I swear they keep RL around because he is the only one capable of condensing that story and getting it right. If somebody had to start from scratch with archival research let alone primary research they'd either throw up their hands or print something very peculiar.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

I assume there is a statute of limitations on the ZBA opinion written by AM. I assume the would-be sign operator would prefer to wait that out. However if the new electronic sign regs don't come out of City Planning to their liking I suppose they could carry out their threat to sue over this incident out of spite.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:49:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

It might be for the best if somebody sued. Pat Ford left town without a chance to use his Crazy Mocha gift cards.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:06:00 PM  

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