Petition: Stop PPA’s Neighborhood Billboard Expansion

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The Philadelphia Parking Authority has embarked on yet another new money-raising scheme where they are trying to install 45 billboards in residential neighborhoods with zero community input. 

Worst of all, $0 of this billboard cash cow will go to the School District. It's all going into the PPA's slush fund.

The PPA plans to blanket the city with 45 new billboards, starting with the following neighborhoods:

  • East Passyunk
  • Passyunk Square
  • Bella Vista
  • Old City
  • Washington Square West
  • Chinatown
  • Spring Garden / Fairmount

Is your neighborhood on the list? If not, you may be next, since the PPA has publicly stated they want to aggressively expand the program throughout the city. 

Using a little-known municipal billboard carve-out introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke a few years ago, the PPA believes that they are not required to notify or seek approval from neighbors. 

Many of PPA’s 45 new billboards will be placed on residential blocks, some next to parks and playgrounds. PPA has provided no details about the billboards, and due to the way the law is written, they can even install digital billboards of any size or brightness, with zero input from neighbors.

The PPA has tried to get this backroom deal passed with as few people knowing as possible, without notification to RCOs, residents, or neighborhood nonprofits. The proposed 6x12 billboards for neighborhood lots and garages will look like this:

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Sign and share this petition to tell the PPA that we don’t want their billboards in our neighborhoods!

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  • Caroline Furr
    signed 2017-05-09 22:51:33 -0400
  • Joanna Joye
    signed 2017-05-09 22:50:00 -0400
  • Jason Clark
    signed via 2017-05-09 22:47:16 -0400
  • blazej andziak
    signed 2017-05-09 22:29:52 -0400
  • Joan Toborowsky
    signed 2017-05-09 22:07:44 -0400
  • Jeffrey Carey
    signed 2017-05-09 21:52:39 -0400
  • Robert Rittenhouse
    signed 2017-05-09 21:45:55 -0400
  • Joseph Bergin
    signed 2017-05-09 21:44:24 -0400
  • Kaaren Lobel
    signed 2017-05-09 21:41:17 -0400
  • Jody Artur
    signed 2017-05-09 21:38:32 -0400
    If the City would manage its finances better, it wouldn’t need to rape the neighborhoods to get extra cash.
  • Anish Kumar
    signed 2017-05-09 21:11:53 -0400
  • Martha Moore
    signed 2017-05-09 21:08:56 -0400
  • Kristina Faria
    signed 2017-05-09 20:52:23 -0400
    Kristina Faria
  • Janice Neven
    signed 2017-05-09 20:51:12 -0400
  • visare shala
    signed 2017-05-09 20:32:22 -0400
  • Don Groff
    signed 2017-05-09 20:29:44 -0400
  • Warren Grossman
    signed 2017-05-09 20:29:09 -0400
    Sanctuary billboards now, courtesy of the sweeties in the PPA! How’d that happen??
  • Jennifer Trofe-Clark
    signed 2017-05-09 20:12:38 -0400
  • Linda Blythe
    signed 2017-05-09 19:55:02 -0400
    I want less billboards not more.
  • Eric Halpern
    signed 2017-05-09 19:51:58 -0400
  • Andy Farrell
    signed 2017-05-09 19:51:51 -0400
  • Daniel Esposito
    signed 2017-05-09 19:45:45 -0400
  • Dee King
    signed via 2017-05-09 19:40:21 -0400
    Dee King
  • Barbara Dowdall
    signed 2017-05-09 19:20:12 -0400
    Ambience of my home’s backyard destroyed in 1959 by billboard installed on top of corner row house at Wissahickon and Abbottsford across from Fernhill Park when Roosevelt Expressway burrowed straight through the middle of my beloved sledding hill. Fernhill the signature site for Love Your Park Day Saturday. (Rain postponement a possibility)
  • Robert Lewis
    signed 2017-05-09 19:18:24 -0400
  • Susan Saltzman
    signed 2017-05-09 19:13:15 -0400
  • Keith Kreisel
    signed 2017-05-09 19:10:54 -0400
  • S Hall
    signed 2017-05-09 19:07:24 -0400
  • Christopher Benson
    signed 2017-05-09 18:57:16 -0400
    Less ads and more creative art!
  • Kristine Dolphin
    signed via 2017-05-09 18:50:56 -0400
    No!!!