Fenty Administration Removes Unsightly Billboards After Decades of Display

News Release for Immediate Release
December 28, 2009
Fenty Administration Removes Unsightly Billboards After Decades of Display

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, joined by Attorney General Peter Nickles and Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Director Linda Argo, announced that the District completed removal of four billboards located at 4th Street NW and P Street, NW.

“The billboards removed in the past week frustrated Mount Vernon residents for decades,” Fenty said in a statement. “We are excited to announce that the billboards have finally been removed.”

Residents in wards 2 and 5 have described the billboards as unattractive, even referring to them as a cause of neighborhood blight. Clear Channel began removing the billboards on December 15, 2009. All supporting posts for the billboards will be removed by December 31, 2009.

“I would like to thank Clear Channel for their swift and thorough work to dismantle the billboards,” said Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Director Linda Argo. “I also would like to thank the community for their invaluable assistance in these efforts.”

“This is a great example of collaboration between the community, the District, and its private sector partners.” said Attorney General Peter Nickles. “Together, these groups identified a solution that successfully meets every party’s needs.”

The removal of an additional billboard, located at 3rd and K Streets, NE, will be completed by December 31st.


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