CITY COUNCILWOMAN Blondell Reynolds Brown wants to clear up some myths about her school-property advertising bill.
Brown said that since it moved successfully out of committee earlier this month, she's been getting hit with a hailstorm of concerns from constituents about the content of the ads. The measure still must pass the full Council next year.
As now written, the bill would prohibit commercial displays on any school property that has historic value, and would ban ads featuring alcohol or tobacco. It's expected to bring millions of dollars to the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District, but it was stalled last week at the final Council meeting of 2013.