L.A. bans alcohol ads on bus shelters, city property

on 21/01/15 at 11:25 am

Booze News

index34The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban alcohol advertising on bus shelters, benches and other city-owned property.

The measure’s supporters said the prohibition will curb the alcohol industry’s ability to entice young people into alcohol consumption.

Councilman Paul Koretz, one of the authors of the ban, said the city joins “Philadelphia and San Francisco in striking a blow against the presence of alcohol ads on city-owned and controlled property, including bus shelters used daily by young people in our city.”

The council voted 12-0 to approve the ordinance, which will now go to the mayor’s desk. If signed, the measure would make Los Angeles the most populous city in the country to prohibit alcohol advertising on city property, according to supporters.