Coming our way – more billboards and less greenery (Gaston Gazette)

Currently the North Carolina Legislature is moving ahead with legislation being pushed hard by the Outdoor Advertising industry (House Bill 309 and Senate Bill 183). The liberalization of existing rules would greatly increase the amount of vegetation and trees that could be cut away around billboards. It’s hard to offer any reasonable justification for the […]

2017-05-24T08:56:15+00:00June 3rd, 2011|

Bill to increase clear-cutting for billboards denies local voice (Op Ed by Mayor Stultz) (Charlotte Observer)

Provision would override local regulations on trees and open space.

As mayor of Gastonia, I take great pride in my connections and interactions with citizens. The input and feedback provided by citizens guide the policies and procedures implemented by our local government. Residents have a direct say in the future of their community, how it operates […]

2017-05-24T08:56:15+00:00May 13th, 2011|