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Unpublished Paper
What’s the Value of a Billboard? Billboards, Takings, Eminent Domain, and the Environment
(2007)
  • Simon P Serrano, Florida Coastal School of Law
Abstract
What’s the Value of a Billboard? Billboards, Takings, Eminent Domain, and the Environment is an essay which treats the issue of land use and its relation to billboards. The essay discusses the history of this issue, beginning with decisions rendered within territories of the US in the early 20th century. Other central issues include the right to use the land to advertise, as countered by the value of the advertisement arriving from the use of public thoroughfares, takings issues, easements, and many more. The issues juxtapose the rights of the owner of the billboard to the right of privacy for both the adjacent land owner and the traveler of the public thoroughfare. The presentation ultimately concludes that the general public and the non-advertising land owners have priority over the advertiser. This essay treats both federal and local (Florida) laws and their relation to advertisements and land use. These laws are treated in both the issue and conclusion/solution portion of the essay, as the conclusion determines that both NEPA and local laws may promote more proper land use than that of billboards.
Disciplines
Publication Date
Summer 2007
Citation Information
Simon P Serrano. "What’s the Value of a Billboard? Billboards, Takings, Eminent Domain, and the Environment" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/simon_serrano/3/