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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  • Dr. Cynthia Closs
    signed 2017-05-13 02:21:56 -0400
  • Erica Zimmer
    signed 2017-05-12 22:13:24 -0400
  • carole treston
    signed 2017-05-12 18:09:39 -0400
  • John Hobbs
    signed 2017-05-12 16:37:54 -0400
  • Christopher Bickel
    signed 2017-05-12 15:50:36 -0400
    Christopher J Bickel
  • Danielle Moritz
    signed 2017-05-12 14:42:12 -0400
  • Tammy Miller
    signed 2017-05-12 14:37:06 -0400
  • Angela Buchanico
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-12 14:35:52 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards
  • Angela Buchanico
    signed via 2017-05-12 14:34:59 -0400
  • Emily Galvin
    signed 2017-05-12 13:58:16 -0400
  • Juli Bono
    signed 2017-05-12 13:21:28 -0400
    Terrible idea. It just junks up the neighborhood. Billboards are not Murals. Who will maintain them when they get gross- bird doo, wind-blown dirt, sun damage, graffiti, etc…. It’s hard enough to try to get a tree pruned from a wire in the city, among other things.
  • Christina Shemo
    signed 2017-05-12 13:10:55 -0400
  • Jeanne Calandra
    signed 2017-05-12 12:50:36 -0400
  • janet mangano
    signed 2017-05-12 12:29:24 -0400
  • Jonathan McCarthy
    signed 2017-05-12 11:58:24 -0400
  • Daniel Klein
    signed 2017-05-12 11:55:54 -0400
    Daniel Klein
  • Michael Fischette
    signed 2017-05-12 11:37:23 -0400
    Fairmount/Spring Garden: Billboards on the BF Pkwy, Kelly drive or Pennsylvania Avenue near the Art Museum(s) is obscene. It is a desecration of the art and sculptures that exist in that area.
  • Brittany Strubilla
    signed 2017-05-12 10:50:38 -0400
  • Pat Urevick
    signed 2017-05-12 08:55:20 -0400
  • Nicole McGloin
    signed 2017-05-12 08:51:12 -0400
  • Vincent DeFazio
    signed 2017-05-12 08:39:26 -0400
  • Robert Billet
    signed 2017-05-12 08:28:53 -0400
  • Jeff Carpenter
    signed 2017-05-12 07:58:36 -0400
  • Ryan Murphy
    signed via 2017-05-12 07:10:41 -0400
  • Hell No
    signed via 2017-05-12 06:20:25 -0400
    This will not work
  • Susan DeWyngaert
    signed 2017-05-12 05:58:42 -0400
    Susan DeWyngaert
  • Harold Lanham
    signed 2017-05-12 03:14:45 -0400
  • Amy Doolittle
    signed 2017-05-12 01:23:55 -0400
  • Dorothea Melnicoff
    signed 2017-05-11 23:33:19 -0400
    Let’s work together to keep Philadephila’s city beautiful and uncluttered by bill odder do
  • Carolyn Gray
    signed 2017-05-11 21:28:43 -0400
    Carolyn E. Gray: I am against the erecting of the billboard!!!