With SB76, which would strip cities of the power to ban or limit digital billboards, billboard companies are once again inserting themselves into the state legislative process ("Legislators sidestep city vs. billboard firms fight," Tribune, Feb. 26).
Once again, it makes no sense that billboards are an issue of such statewide importance that the Legislature needs to address them. Local communities should have the right to regulate signs.
If billboard companies don't get free rein with state-endowed rights to place electronic billboards anywhere and everywhere, they aren't going to suddenly declare bankruptcy. Sweeping aside local government processes is simply not an area that the state should get into.