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SCRUB: Tell Mayor Nutter to veto the Newsstand Bill

Be a Public Voice for Public Space TODAY. 
Contact Mayor Michael Nutter  and ask him to veto Bill 090015.

Dear SCRUB Members and Friends,

On May 14, 2009, City Council unanimously passed the Newsstand Bill (No. 090015), which allows commercial non-accessory advertising on newsstands all over Philadelphia. SCRUB opposes this bill because it will not only detract from the look of our city but it:
 
1) Violates Federal and State law and the long standing policies of the FHWA by allowing commercial advertising signs within the public right-of-way;
(2) Threatens to undermine the validity of our existing sign laws which prohibit commercial non-accessory advertising within Center City Philadelphia; and
(3)  Eviscerates the Mayor’s  commitment for a comprehensive street furniture program while diverting a critical source of revenue for public amenities to special interests.  
 
Mayor Nutter has until next Thursday to veto Bill No. 090015. Make your voice heard and tell Mayor Nutter TODAY to veto the Newsstand Bill.  Click below to send a message to Mayor Nutter – it’s that easy!
 
We strongly encourage you to personalize the letter and call the Mayor’s office at 215-686-2181.  You voice can make a difference !  
Click here to go to Scenic America’s website to send Mayor Nutter your message:
 
Thank you for your help,
Mary Tracy

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