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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Malcom

United States

#41 Feb 18, 2009
I guess our Star on the mountain is also an eyesore???
Electric bulbs placed on the mountain.

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#42 Feb 18, 2009
Malcom wrote:
I guess our Star on the mountain is also an eyesore???
Electric bulbs placed on the mountain.
It's an eyesore to me. Every time I see it I think of the thousands upon thousands who are looking up at the star to point their north in order to cross our borders illegally. Since it offends me, should we turn it off entirely?? Of course not! It's also a non-issue is this ridiculously corrupt city. There are bigger fish to fry right now than advertisements. Let's not buy Rep. Lilly's distraction tactic and do some real good in the city... for a CHANGE.
Green

El Paso, TX

#43 Feb 18, 2009
The subject of this post is billboards. Can't we multi-task...solve more than one problem at a time? If you want to talk about the border, go to another post. There are plenty on that subject. If you don't think that this deserves discussion...go away, because we do. I would call that a "DISTRACTION TACTIC".
William

Fredericksburg, TX

#44 Feb 19, 2009
I think regulated billboards are important to the local economy. The new electronic signs are interesting and informative. Why ban something like billboards, especially during an economic crisis?

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#45 Feb 19, 2009
William wrote:
I think regulated billboards are important to the local economy. The new electronic signs are interesting and informative. Why ban something like billboards, especially during an economic crisis?
Agreed. Advertising is good for business, hence good for the economy.
Green

El Paso, TX

#46 Feb 19, 2009
But, not good for driving just like cell phones and text messaging. Driving is a full time job and bright flashing signs are a major distraction and safety hazzard.
Ajepa

El Paso, TX

#47 Feb 19, 2009
Anytime the government bans something, it is taking away your rights, and giving them more power to take away the next thing they want. Why aren't seat belts required on school busses?
dopes

AOL

#48 Feb 19, 2009
Will I be limited to 3 minutes during the discussion?

Maybe she meant a lecture?
luis

Moulton, TX

#49 Feb 19, 2009
Well Senorita its looks like the majority of you people that went to your meeting this a.m. believe billboards are important to our community, including the FBI.

THATS GREAT
joe

Moulton, TX

#50 Feb 19, 2009
The title of this article should have been Ann Lilly and city speakers with already prepared agenda for a.m. meeting to tell all billboards are an eyesore. The meeting turned around on them and the importance of billboards was presented to Ann Lilly and her guest. Hey that guy from Clear Channel has alot of friends and I heard he is very honest.
Bill

Moulton, TX

#51 Feb 19, 2009
No Joe the article should have been titled El Paso should look like PHOENIX AR. OR SEATLE WASHINGTON OR SCOTTSDALE BUTS ITS EL PASO Ann be proud of our city. If you like Scottsdale I hear they have great rates on Amtrac. We have the beautiful sunshine compared to Sealte Washington which reflects its glare on the beautiful art on the billboards. I love billboards it expresses our business culture.
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#52 Mar 30, 2009
I wish that Ann and Susie Byrd would focus their attention on using our tax money wisely! We have unfinished or untouched medians. Streets in disrepair. Keep El Paso beautiful is a joke. Our freeway and street are filthy. Asarco, the railyard, Dyer, etc - need I say more. Yes I will. We aren't having a police academy because the city spent all the money - for 2 years! With the violence in Juarez so close.... Are you kidding me? Our police are the lowest paid in the state. Most of the people who are agreeing with them are typically not the up and company leaders of the community who understand that new technology like digital is actually progress! God forbid! Progress Progress girls! Please don't relect these two women - they are bad for our community and bad for business and bad for El Paso. They are NOT qualified to by on council!
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#53 Mar 30, 2009
luis wrote:
Well Senorita its looks like the majority of you people that went to your meeting this a.m. believe billboards are important to our community, including the FBI.
THATS GREAT
Let's not forget the city uses them and the county. Hippocrits!
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#54 Mar 30, 2009
PatriotMissile wrote:
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It's an eyesore to me. Every time I see it I think of the thousands upon thousands who are looking up at the star to point their north in order to cross our borders illegally. Since it offends me, should we turn it off entirely?? Of course not! It's also a non-issue is this ridiculously corrupt city. There are bigger fish to fry right now than advertisements. Let's not buy Rep. Lilly's distraction tactic and do some real good in the city... for a CHANGE.
Please provide your age to prove my point!
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#55 Mar 30, 2009
Green wrote:
The subject of this post is billboards. Can't we multi-task...solve more than one problem at a time? If you want to talk about the border, go to another post. There are plenty on that subject. If you don't think that this deserves discussion...go away, because we do. I would call that a "DISTRACTION TACTIC".
I would be willing to bet that you are over the age of 50? Cause you have no idea what you're talking about - progress - it's happening get on board
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#56 Mar 30, 2009
luis wrote:
Well Senorita its looks like the majority of you people that went to your meeting this a.m. believe billboards are important to our community, including the FBI.
THATS GREAT
That's right - billboards are awesome!
Brian and Jenn

Sacramento, CA

#57 Mar 30, 2009
dopes wrote:
Will I be limited to 3 minutes during the discussion?
Maybe she meant a lecture?
Do I ever SECOND THAT EMOTION! Do you get the feeling that Susie and Ann are on some weird power trip without the experience to back it all up. Ann has done absolutely nothing to improve the district she's over which I actually live in - I WANT HER GONE!

“Feel The Force”

Since: Dec 08

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#58 Mar 31, 2009
Brian and Jenn wrote:
<quoted text>
Please provide your age to prove my point!
I'm not sure what point you're trying to prove, but I'm 30.
Rick

United States

#59 Mar 31, 2009
rick wrote:
Ann, Good Job. In Hawaii there are no billboards at all. In fact signage is resticted to the buildings. Most profressive communities are trending this way. When all advertizers are restricted, then no one gains an advantage. Asthetically, every little bit helps, so who cares if you start with signs or landscape.
Ban the Boards!!!!
YOU ARE A TOTAL MORON ANNE
Rick

United States

#60 Mar 31, 2009
PatriotMissile wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure what point you're trying to prove, but I'm 30.
From Houston - HMMMM - I smell agenda!

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