Billboard appeal is delayed to Feb. 27

ARTISTS’ RENDERING of the front and back of one of the panels of the digital billboard proposed for Westminster.

UPDATE: The Westminster City Council voted 5-0 Wednesday night to continue the hearing on the billboard appeal to Feb. 27, 2019.

UPDATE: According to the Westminster City Clerk, the hearing on the billboard will likely be continued to the meeting of Feb. 27, 2019 due to illness on the part of the applicant. The council would have to officially vote for the delay.

An appeal of the planning commission’s approval of a 64-foot high electronic billboard tops the agenda for Wednesday’s (tonight’s) meeting of the Westminster City Council.

Proposed for a location at 13071 Springdale St. (facing the Garden Grove Freeway), the project was approved by the planners on a 3-2 vote in May. Councilmember Margie Rice has appealed the decision to the council.

Electra Media Inc. wants to erect the advertising adjacent to the Westminster Rinks ice hockey facility. The sign would be 64 feet above grade; the height maximum now is 35 feet. It would operate from 5 a.m. to midnight daily.

In connection with this, EMI is proposing to remove the abandoned Sunset Ford sign along the freeway at 6312 Garden Grove Blvd. Further, the applicant proposes to share a portion of the revenue from the proposed billboard with the city.

The council will meet in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.  at 7 p.m.



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