October 31st, 2011
Ron Kaye: Naming rights are a sign of the times
By Ron Kaye
The Burbank Leader
Faced with a threatened crackdown on abuses, Burbank Realtors are policing themselves during a “probationary” period to preserve a city ordinance that allows them to put up as many as four 24-by-24 signs announcing a weekend “open house.”
Glendale officials are grappling with how to get rid of unsightly tall poles and oversized signs luring customers to fast food restaurants and other businesses, even as they try to reduce visual blight by approving one digital billboard in exchange for sign companies removing as many as 30 traditional billboards.
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