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McNeilly Loses Another Round

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The WeHo City Council voted to nix the ballot measure that would have taxed their billboards, a measure supported by sign king Mike McNeilly. In City Attorney Mike Jenkins' reports on the measure, provided to the City Council and available on the city's web site, questions are raised as to whether the initiative is invalid because it violates the "single-subject rule." (The proposal called for both a tax on billboards and an amendment to current zoning rules to essentially allow new billboards.) A handful of City Council members objected on these grounds, according to the meeting meetings forwarded to us by city public information officer Tamara White. For those wondering how this whole ballot process works, in cases where the City Council believes an initiative is invalid, they can vote to keep it off the ballot. [WeHo City Council Agenda; Nov 15th]