Billboards As Revenue Source

Billboards As Revenue Source

Citizen Tax Saving Suggestion

Revenue ideal:  The large message sign on the Glenn Highway north of Muldoon could be used for advertising when there is not an emergency message to be displayed.  Advertises could pay for the use or "sponsor" public safety messages.

I am also in favor of Bill Boards on the highway which businesses could "rent" or pay usage permit fees to construct and maintain.

Vicki
Anchorage

Response: 

Thank you for your suggestion.  Billboards are prohibited in the state of Alaska.  A state wide ballot initiative was approved by voters banning billboards throughout the state.  The Municipality of Anchorage would be violating state law if we were to maintain and sell billboard space.  Commercial use of the public safety signs might make it a billboard and violate the billboard law

Dennis Wheeler
Municipal Attorney

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