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Ore. city panel says no to ads on control tower

October 14, 2011

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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 ( 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.


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