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St. Pete reaches deal on digital billboards

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    A deal to swap out existing "static" billboards for digital displays is in trouble in St. Petersburg. That was clear after a parade of citizens at a public hearing raised numerous objections to the proposal, impressing city...
    A deal to swap out existing "static" billboards for digital displays is in trouble in St. Petersburg. That was clear after a parade of citizens at a public hearing raised numerous objections to the proposal, impressing city...
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

The St. Petersburg City Council has settled a controversy over billboards.  They voted Thursday night to replace 83 old static billboards with six digital ones throughout the city. 

It was an 8-0 vote in favor of the change. 

Clear Channel will have about half a year to remove the existing signs.  As part of the deal, the city will receive 15 percent of the revenue generated by the digital displays.  

The decision is a reversal from last year, when members rejected a similar deal after pressure from critics who wanted all billboards banned in the city.

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