ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque city councilors late Monday reached agreement with the mayor over how to regulate electronic billboards and LED signs.
The council voted 7-2 in favor of an ordinance that establishes new standards for electronic signs citywide and bans their construction along some corridors, including parts of Coors Boulevard.
Deciding which parts of the city deserved extra protection as “view corridors” was the most-heated part of the debate. Ultimately, the council-approved bill bans construction of new electronic signs along Unser, Alameda, Griegos, Rio Grande and Tramway, in addition to parts of Coors.
Councilor Isaac Benton, the bill’s sponsor, said he wanted broader restrictions on where new signs could go, but he noted that the mayor had vetoed an earlier version of the ordinance.