Burbank is moving to ban advertising vehicles from city streets just months after brightly colored vans flaunting massage and topless maid services peeved local residents and business owners.
The City Council on Tuesday directed officials to draft an ordinance banning vehicles whose primary purpose is advertising from public streets.
If it’s successful, Burbank could join Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles and other cities in kicking the roving ads off city streets.
The ad vans that sparked the initial complaints are no longer parked on city streets, nor did they try to get a permit, Burbank officials reported Tuesday.
Even so, the City Council opted to see a set of stricter rules on the books.
“This is an eyesore,” said Councilman Gary Bric.
Vehicles are already prohibited from parking on any city street for more than 72 hours.
“They’re going to stretch it out for 71 hours, 59 minutes and 50 seconds before they move,” Bric said, of the mobile ad operators. “They know what they’re doing.”