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Burbank is clamping down on roving billboard ads after brightly colored vans touting topless maid services caused a stir and prompted complaints from the public.
Under a new ordinance, vehicles with attached signs or billboards aren't allowed on city streets. This after Hot Topless Maids vans and other roving ads in and around Burbank last year prompted officials to address what many called "visual blight."
“What we’re capturing with this ordinance is those signs that are bolted to a van, leaned against a van, trailers that are unhitched and left in public right of way,” said Deputy City Planner Patrick Prescott at a meeting last week.
The law exempts vehicles whose advertisements are permanently pasted or painted on. For example, a pizza delivery car would be exempt, Prescott said.