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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  • John Meigs
    signed 2017-05-10 12:34:56 -0400
    Besides being unsightly, these signs will diminish the attractiveness of Philadelphia to tourists and, thus, negatively impact tourist revenue.
  • James Storment
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 12:28:33 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards
  • Frank Sherman
    signed 2017-05-10 12:25:04 -0400
  • margo barton
    signed 2017-05-10 11:56:47 -0400
  • Sarah Burgess
    signed 2017-05-10 11:55:36 -0400
  • Matt Ruben
    signed 2017-05-10 11:38:49 -0400
  • Eleanor Roberts
    signed 2017-05-10 11:37:12 -0400
  • Theresa Youngblut
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 11:27:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards
  • Theresa Youngblut
    signed 2017-05-10 11:26:53 -0400
    Theresa Youngblut
  • Norma Van Dyke
    signed 2017-05-10 11:02:02 -0400
    Norma Van Dyke
  • Cherin Silver
    signed 2017-05-10 10:46:18 -0400
  • Doreen Lafferty
    signed via 2017-05-10 10:43:02 -0400
  • James Thomson
    signed via 2017-05-10 10:42:02 -0400
  • Leslie Girone
    signed 2017-05-10 10:39:11 -0400
  • Ellee Shawe
    signed 2017-05-10 10:38:00 -0400
    Eleanor (Ellee) Shawe

    NO BILL BOARDS IN THE NEIGHNORHOODS .KEEP THEM THE QUAINT "HOMEY"MANNER THE ARE!!!
  • Marissa Walters
    signed 2017-05-10 10:33:22 -0400
  • Charles Davis
    signed 2017-05-10 10:17:37 -0400
  • Ian Wilson
    signed 2017-05-10 10:15:21 -0400
  • Susan Leimbach
    signed 2017-05-10 10:11:13 -0400
  • Jerry Fisher
    signed 2017-05-10 10:10:56 -0400
  • Larry Gavin
    signed 2017-05-10 10:10:15 -0400
  • Yael Levin
    signed 2017-05-10 10:05:21 -0400
  • JoAnn Greco
    signed 2017-05-10 10:04:40 -0400
  • Jayn Delphia
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 09:56:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards
  • Jayna Griffith
    signed via 2017-05-10 09:56:04 -0400
  • Ct Ryan
    signed 2017-05-10 09:49:16 -0400
  • Heather Shultz
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 09:40:24 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards
  • Heather Shultz
    @heather_shultz tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-10 09:40:21 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @PhilaParking not to blight our neighborhoods with dozens of new billboards http://www.5thsq.org/ppa_billboard?recruiter_id=454934
  • Heather Shultz
    signed 2017-05-10 09:37:50 -0400
  • Daniel Farrell
    signed 2017-05-10 09:22:58 -0400
    The PPA is outrageous and someone has to stop this greedy money grab