Rep. Ann Morgan Lilly to host discuss...

Rep. Ann Morgan Lilly to host discussion on billboards

There are 64 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 11, 2009, titled Rep. Ann Morgan Lilly to host discussion on billboards. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

West Side city Rep. Ann Morgan Lilly will host an open discussion meeting about billboards in El Paso as City Council will reconsider the billboard ordinance this year.

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LULU

El Paso, TX

#21 Feb 12, 2009
"YES" to you, vp!

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#22 Feb 12, 2009
Against them wrote:
Drivers don't have a TV on their dashboard, so why do we need them all over the road? I guarantee that if I get in a wreck because some idiot was looking at a billboard I will sue the billboard's manufacturer, sponsor, and anyone who voted to let more of these eyesores go up!
Some do. I've seen them watching their DVDs while driving. Perhaps we need to focus less on advertising while driving, and get people to focus on... say DRIVING. This city has THE worst drivers I have EVER seen in all of my travels. The billboards aren't a distraction... your cell phones are, your oh so important text messages are, your reading material is... Forget about the billboards. That's a non-issue, and is asanine to even have public formus on the matter... a waste of time and tax payers money. We need to have mandatory Driver's Education in high schools... like MOST other states, and police who enforce ALL the driving laws, not just excessive speeding.
LULU

El Paso, TX

#23 Feb 12, 2009
Hey, PM, I agree with you about the driving, driver's ed, etc. but....no fair calling the billboard debate a "non-issue". It's an important issue to many folks. Every once in a while we hear about something we care about - and that's the time to speak up. Nothing's going to change unless we do.
Green

El Paso, TX

#24 Feb 12, 2009
I have spoken to a few people who when I told them I was from El Paso made a comment like "I drove through there once" and I can see by the look in their eyes that they did not like what they saw. That's the important first impression that we have on visitors. Sorry to say, but a drive through I-10 looks pretty trashy. I don't like to say that about MY city, but it is the truth.
outside thinker

El Paso, TX

#25 Feb 12, 2009
all I ever hear is what they do in other cities, does el paso follow what happens in other cities if so maybe we all can earn more $$$$$
Does el paso ever want to set a higher standard.

people talk about wasting water. where in the tar nation does it go?, does it fall over the edge of Earth?

lets decrease compitition among companies and increase the price for service from the only one allowed to grease the palms
outside thinker

El Paso, TX

#26 Feb 12, 2009
green have your freiends go back to where they come from and see if the locals have the latest tech stuff or did they come from Fabens
mike

United States

#27 Feb 12, 2009
I WANT EL PASO TO LOOK LIKE NEW YORK NEW YORK
I ALSO WANT THE MOBILE ADVERTISING ITS COOL
WE HAVE TO MANY COMMUNIST IN THIS CITY
billboards

El Paso, TX

#28 Feb 13, 2009
we need the criminals pics on there to help the authorities find them. that means we need all criminals pics up. like ed archuleta,mayor cook, susie byrd, all of them.
oluC

United States

#29 Feb 13, 2009
Never trust a woman with 2 last names.
LULU

El Paso, TX

#30 Feb 13, 2009
Right on, Green! Outside Thinker and Mike should move to NY.......oh, and by the way, Mike, NY has a restriction on billboards....they're only allowed in Times Square. So, we could do that - put them all in the same area - even the Marlboro guy - and leave the rest of the city alone.
NETO

United States

#31 Feb 14, 2009
This a anti-business town. To much regulation and not enough business, sounds like to many retired people at home that do not know what to do with their time. Signs create jobs and keep the public informed. We really need more signs in the new areas. I dislike Scottsdale because you can never find a Mac Donalds because the sign is setting on the ground. Why don't we just till business they should not put any signage and just have the customer guess where they are at in a city.
Luis

United States

#32 Feb 14, 2009
Remember people she was the representative that voted for legalizing drugs in El Paso and not she wants signs to be illegal? Are any of her supporters
or fund raisers business owners? This is a blow to Business again.
LULU

El Paso, TX

#33 Feb 14, 2009
It's not at all against business....in fact, it's FOR business. It's about attracting new business, new residents, new jobs, and yes, new money to our community. How can anyone be against that?
leo

United States

#34 Feb 14, 2009
I do not understand this woman, she wants to legalize drugs and make signs illegal. West side its time for a Change.
Eyesores

El Paso, TX

#35 Feb 16, 2009
Three things a person sees when they come to El Paso. One is the Asarco smokestacks that are ugly and give the city a bad first impression. Second are the railroad yards that are run down and in the middle of the city. The third are the billboards that stick out like an eyesore and make the city look cheap.

When was the last time anybody really paid any attention to the advertising on the billboards anyway. They make the city look cheap and searve no good purpose...
Green

El Paso, TX

#36 Feb 17, 2009
Absolutely Eyesores, As I said before many people only see El aso as they travel through on I-10 and that image remains in their mind forever. When you live here, you just ignore the ugly billboards, but people traveling through do not get a good impression.

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#37 Feb 17, 2009
LULU wrote:
Hey, PM, I agree with you about the driving, driver's ed, etc. but....no fair calling the billboard debate a "non-issue". It's an important issue to many folks. Every once in a while we hear about something we care about - and that's the time to speak up. Nothing's going to change unless we do.
There are MANY more things that this city needs to address LONG before it addresses billboards on I-10. That's why it's a non-issue. They can be addressed 5 years from now, when you've got a city council and PSB that actually cares about what you have to say. A neighbor that isn't pumping trash, be it either pollution, drugs, or people, across your border for you to take care of. Or even when you've got a thriving economy that doesn't rely solely on Ft. Bliss. THESE are issues that need to be addressed now. Billboards aren't hurting anyone, or draining anything.

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#38 Feb 17, 2009
Green wrote:
I have spoken to a few people who when I told them I was from El Paso made a comment like "I drove through there once" and I can see by the look in their eyes that they did not like what they saw. That's the important first impression that we have on visitors. Sorry to say, but a drive through I-10 looks pretty trashy. I don't like to say that about MY city, but it is the truth.
The billboards aren't the problem. The trash that blows through the city constantly is one problem, the fact that there is absolutely nothing to keep anyone's attention for more than 30 seconds is one problem. Even people who come from other areas of "desert" such as Arizona and New Mexico drive through and see a very distinct lack of trees and grass, and are immediately turned off to the city. They don't drive through and say, "Oh, what a lovely place. Too bad the billboards are here, or I'd like to come back." There are QUITE a few more reasons than billboards. Face it, El Paso sucks big donkey $(%#. And will continue to do so until you El Pasoens learn to stand up for yourselves and stop allowing Mexico to drag this city into the hellhole that has claimed Juarez. You need to show a BI-culturalism. Instead of looking south and seeing a giant Mexican flag, AMERICANs should look south and see an equally large AMERICAN flag in response to the Mexican flag. They should be able to walk into the Cielo Vista J C Penney and hear music in English... or better yet, no words at all, to make everyone satisfied, and be greeted in English, not in Spanish first, and then a disgusted sigh and in heavily accented English. THOSE are what cause others to never want to step foot in El Paso again.

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#39 Feb 17, 2009
LULU wrote:
It's not at all against business....in fact, it's FOR business. It's about attracting new business, new residents, new jobs, and yes, new money to our community. How can anyone be against that?
Doing away with billboards is NOT going to do any of that. This town needs a change of allegience, and a change of government to facilitate new businesses and new jobs.
oh shite

El Paso, TX

#40 Feb 17, 2009
if we dont have billboards then i wont be able to advertize my "give susie the byrd, vote for whomever" sign. that will sux.

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