Municipal council says ‘no’ to bus shelter ads

The Cache Valley Transit District will not be allowed to place advertising on bus shelters in Logan’s commercial and industrial areas. On a three to two vote Tuesday night the Logan Municipal Council voted against changing the city’s sign ordinance so the CVTD could increase its revenues through the advertising.Council Member Dean Quayle was supportive of the proposal, saying the CVTD does a great job and the advertisements would be in good taste. Tami Pyfer agreed, but not council chair Laraine Swenson.”It still is a billboard” Sweson said. “It’s small but it’s a billboard and in my mind advertising is advertising. I’m very opposed to this.”Council members Jay Monson and Herm Olsen voted with Swenson in making the decision to say “no.” Other cities, including North Logan and Smithfield, allow the advertising. The advertising would generate revenue for the fare-free transit district and lessen its financial dependence on taxpayers.

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