Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pressure Builds for Billboard Ban.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

Sandoval County commissioners will take another look at what an activist calls "litter on a stick."

They may decide Thursday to look into developing a moratorium and ordinance banning billboards in the unincorporated area of the county.

The commission first heard concerns about billboards at a July 6 meeting in which numerous residents spoke in favor of a ban.

A memo from the county's planning and zoning commission says several members of the public have requested that the county consider developing a proposed moratorium and ordinance banning billboards.

In June, the town of Bernalillo imposed a temporary moratorium, which expired Sunday, on new billboards while the town studies possible revisions to its sign ordinance. …

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