The council appears to have lost interest in the issue. Delpha Flad, a press aide to Councilwoman Rita Walters, who in the past has tried to strip blatant advertising from banners, says, “We‘ve left it up to the city attorney to determine if it falls within the guidelines that were passed by the council.”
Says Westhoff: “This was a close case. You are always going to have those [banners] that are technically within the meaning of the law but will seem like advertisements.”
Which is about what the marketing boys at ABC figured.