Mike McNeilly, Skytag: The Loser Who Pushes Urban Blight and Ugly Supergraphics is Sued by Carmen Trutanich for Millions

Comments (0)


Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:10 PM
click to enlarge Mike McNeilly, Skytag: He looks so handsome! Too bad he's all about greed and visual blight. - OURCAMPAIGNS.COM
  • ourcampaigns.com
  • Mike McNeilly, Skytag: He looks so handsome! Too bad he's all about greed and visual blight.

Mike McNeilly is still trying to wrap Los Angeles in hideous, dangerous, skyscraper-sized illegal supergraphic advertising so he can get richer. But once a loser, always a loser. McNeilly ran for California governor in the Republican Party in 2003 and got 581 votes -- out of 5.4 million GOP votes cast. He's a greedy man trying to make ugly L.A. streets uglier -- so he can fill his coffers with cash at SkyTag, his visual blight company.

Remember how McNeilly tried to sell himself as an "artist" at one point? Laughable. Now, L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says he's going after Blight McNeilly for millions of dollars in fines. Trutanich says McNeilly illegally wrapped 17 locations in his trashy supergraphics.

According to Richie Duchon at City News Service:

A newly filed lawsuit alleges Sky Tag's supergraphics were safety

hazards for drivers and workers in buildings that hung the signs. In the

complaint filed Friday, Chief Assistant City Attorney Jeffrey Isaacs alleges

Sky Tag ignored repeated zoning and fire code violations.

The fines sought could reach tens of millions of dollars. Every day a

supergraphic is found to be hanging illegally counts as an individual violation

subject to a $2,500 fine.

click to enlarge Skytag's Mike McNeilly: If you see him on the street, say something rude. He's rude to everyone in L.A.
  • Skytag's Mike McNeilly: If you see him on the street, say something rude. He's rude to everyone in L.A.

And Mike McNeilly has had plenty of time to pull down his illegal Skytag jumbo signs. Let's hope you never get trapped in a building wrapped by McNeilly, the czar of vapid, bad-taste building wraparounds.

One illegal SkyTag site has stubbornly been maintained since 2001 and another since 2008, city officials are saying.

McNeilly can afford to jet out of town to get relief from the blizzard of 10,000 legal and illegal billboards that have all but ruined Los Angeles, whose streets and boulevards were once actually kind of pleasant -- but now are about visual blight and more visual blight.

click to enlarge Mike McNeilly's verdant Beverly Hills SkyTag compound, far from the blight he creates in Los Angeles
  • Mike McNeilly's verdant Beverly Hills SkyTag compound, far from the blight he creates in Los Angeles

Mike McNeilly can hunker down in his posh Skytag compound on Summit Drive in Beverly Hills, then jump in a pricey car, and roll up the windows.

Meanwhile, McNeilly forces Skytag's crass commercialism on everyone else, and takes the profits as they roll in to Skytag, Inc.

Where on earth did Mike McNeilly get those 581 votes in 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger beat Gray Davis for California governor?

Probably from 581 people who slather buildings with bad-taste advertising on behalf of Mike McNeilly.

Further reading about the greedy men who run L.A.'s illegal supergraphics movement. Please check out: "The Mad Men of Los Angeles."

And don't miss the story of who is to blame on the Los Angeles City Council: "Billboards Gone Wild: Citizens Take Things Into their Own Hands."

Related Content

Now Trending

  • L.A. Teens Fast For Central American Immigrants

    When you were a teenager you hung out at the mall, made mixtapes and ate McNuggets. These here L.A. kids are going without food this week to support the children coming to the United States illegally from Central America. The young people "will be drinking water only" through Friday, a...
  • Innovative Condom Is Crowdfunding Its Way Into Your Bedroom

    An innovative condom that only covers the tip of the penis is one step closer to reality. We last told you about local inventor Charles Powell's Galactic Cap in May, when he was using Indiegogo to try to raise $100,000. That cash would be used to launch clinical trials and start the U.S. Food and...
  • 10 Secret Ways to Outsmart L.A. Pitfalls

    You're so smart, you know how to avoid L.A.'s urban booby traps and tap its big-heartedness. You're so good, you share this wisdom with friends and family. Special knowledge like that godsend, the easy-peasy shortcut between the Westside and DTLA — Slauson Boulevard. And the fact that Sprouts has "double...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets


  • 21st Annual Classic Cars "Cruise Night" in Glendale
    On Saturday, spectators of all ages were out in multitudes on a beautiful summer night in Glendale to celebrate the 21st annual Cruise Night. Brand Boulevard, one of the main streets through downtown Glendale, was closed to traffic and lined with over 250 classic, pre-1979 cars. There was plenty of food to be had and many of the businesses on Brand stayed open late for the festivities The evening ended with fireworks and a 50th anniversary concert from The Kingsmen, who performed their ultimate party hit, "Louie, Louie." All photos by Jared Cowan.
  • The World Cup Celebrated And Mourned By Angelenos
    The World Cup has taken Los Angeles by storm. With viewings beginning at 9 a.m., soccer fans have congregated at some of the best bars in the city including The Village Idiot, Goal, The Parlour on Melrose, Big Wang's and more. Whether they're cheering for their native country, favorite players or mourning the USA's loss, Angelenos have paid close attention to the Cup, showing that soccer is becoming more than a fad. All photos by Daniel Kohn.
  • La Brea Tar Pits "Pit 91" Re-Opening
    Starting June 28th, The Page Museum once again proudly unveils the museum's Observation Pit, which originally opened in 1952 but has spent most of the last half century closed. Now visitors can get an up-close look at Pit 91, which is currently under excavation. The La Brea Tar Pits, home of the Page Museum, is one of the world's most famous ice age fossil locations, known for range of fossils from saber-toothed cats and mammoths to microscopic plants, seeds and insects. The new "Excavator Tour" is free with museum admission if purchased online at tarpits.org . All photos by Nanette Gonzales.