Durham's Inter-Neighborhood Council will bring the question of its support for changes in Durham's billboard ordinances, or not, to the forefront this evening with a vote on two competing resolutions.
One would encourage the maintenance of existing rules and regulations on billboards, which forbid their renovation/upfit and do not permit electronic or digital billboards in Durham. The second, competing resolution would support billboard stakeholders' request for digital billboards and for replacement and improvement to existing sign sites.
Individual neighborhood associations have been asked to vote on the direction their INC representatives should follow at tonight's meeting, which begins at 7pm tonight in the Community Room at the Herald-Sun offices on Pickett Rd.
Meanwhile, opponents of any changes to Durham's currently-restrictive billboard ordinances have today launched a new web site with their perspective on the issue. OWD advocate John Schelp also penned, with Larry Holt, a guest column in today's H-S opposing any changes to the ordinances. (The column is currently available only in the print edition.)