Dec 8, 2019
The city of Watertown wrestled with the idea of allowing a billboard on the side of a truck in 1919. Fears were that "Public Square will look like a flock of circus posters if all truck and automobile dealers carry out the plan.”
One hundred years later, the city is still wrestling with the signage ordinances in Public Square after a local business proposed installing an LED sign in the area.
From billboards to golf courses, Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott discuss how city ordinances help make up a community for better or worse and how decisions sometimes stir controversy that lasts years or even decades.
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