Conversion of Memphis Billboard to Electronic Sparks Debate

A legal, nonconforming billboard in Memphis, Tennessee was improperly granted a  permit to be converted into an electronic billboard, reports the Memphis Business Journal. Nearly two decades ago, the Memphis City Council declared that all billboards not located on a "highway" were nonconforming. The billboard in question is located on a city street. However, a Circuit Court ruled that the Memphis sign code is "vague." To read the full article, go to