Request to Refer Metro TCN to City Council Transportation Committee & LADOT

Request to Refer Metro TCN to City Council Transportation Committee & LADOT

Proposed by Chris Spitz and Barbara Broide/WRAC MTC on August 21, 2023
Formally adopted by WRAC in December 2023 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


Refers to City Council file 22-0392

The ______ CC/NC, a member of the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils, requests that the Metro TCN program be referred to the LA City Council Transportation Committee and LADOT for their consideration before a final decision to implement the program is voted on by the City Council. The Transportation Committee and LADOT need to weigh in on the safety of this program through the study and review of current and historical research that has been done on roadway user distraction with digital billboards and changing message signs.


Background Information
Updated DCP Metro TCN Webpage
Recent Action Alert (from Coalition for a Beautiful Los Angeles)
CPC Staff Report (released on Friday 9/1/23)

Note:  Per the DCP FAQ (linked on the webpage above), Metro TCN digital billboards are proposed for 22 community plan areas in Los Angeles, including 10 billboard structures with 17 digital display sign faces proposed for WRAC member council areas (in Palms/Mar Vista/Del Rey, West Los Angeles and Westchester/Playa del Rey).  See map of Westside locations here.

The Metro TCN program/proposed City ordinance/s (necessary to permit these digital billboards to be erected) will be heard by the City Planning Commission on September 14; initial substantive written comment is due by September 5; other comment is due by September 12. WRAC has also requested postponement of the hearing (see letter linked below in Notes).

If approved, the matter must then be heard and voted on by the City Council.  A companion WRAC-recommended motion opposes the program and adoption of the proposed City ordinance/s.

UPDATE as of 12/13/23:  program approved (with modifications) by the CPC on 9/14/23; program heard in City Council PLUM Cmtee and approved with amendments; then heard in City Council 12/8/23 and failed to pass unanimously (No votes by Park, Raman, Yaroslavksy); to be heard again in Council 12/15/23.

Contact Barbara Broide, Chris Spitz or  Selena Inouye for more information.


8/28/23 WRAC letter (requesting postponement of 9/14/23 CPC hearing)

9/6/23 WRAC position letter (oppose Metro TCN)

PPCC modified version:  opposed and requests studies based on public safety and scenic blight (message to CD 11 from President Maryam Zar, 11/7/23)

BABCNC modified version passed 9/27/23

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