RadioBDC Logo
Work It Out | Knox Hamilton Listen Live
THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Ore. city panel says no to ads on control tower

October 14, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

MEDFORD, Ore.—The planning commission in Medford, Ore., has voted against a proposal to put giant advertisements on the control tower at the city's airport.

But the airport's director, Bern Case, isn't giving up. He says he's going to make another pitch, to the City Council.

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport proposes putting signs on the four sides of its 100-foot tower to advertise a business that Case hasn't yet identified. He says the deal could bring in about $300,000 over 10 years.

The signs would require an exception to the city's standards.

The Medford Mail Tribune ( http://bit.ly/qW1suf) reports that planning commission members on Thursday were unanimously against the idea. One said government buildings shouldn't be advertising mediums. Another said the government shouldn't compete with private sign and advertising companies.

------

Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

Boston.com top stories on Twitter

    waiting for twitterWaiting for Twitter to feed in the latest...