Carr on Asselin; Billboard Question Remains Alive

Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr weighs in today on Chris Asselin’s failed attempt to secure a license to sell used cars in the city. It is not flattering.

Meanwhile, it looks like Lamar Advertising’s bid to install two electronic billboards in the city might come to a vote after all. Last week, City Council President Jimmy Ferrera announced that the permits would be automatically granted because—oops—the Council never got around to voting on the Lamar’s application within the required 90-day period.

But when Lamar went to the City Law Department seeking its permits, as the Republican’s Pete Goonan reports here, city attorneys responded that the 90-day time clock had never actually begun ticking, because a February hearing on the matter was not formally closed.

Earlier this week, I speculated that by “forgetting” to vote on the permits, councilors may have spared themselves having to take a public stance on the controversial and politically charged issue. Now it looks like that might happen after all.

Author: On Springfield

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