Judge Joseph James has upheld the Zoning Board ruling denying permission for construction of a multi-million dollar billboard downtown --- a billboard that's already mostly completed. (See the PG and the Trib stories. Bram Reichbaum's Pittsburgh Comet has the entire ruling online.)
Controversies connected to the handling of the Lamar electronic billboard are woven into a number of big Pittsburgh political and goverment stories of the past couple of years.
This link will let you check out many of my past blog posts on the topic. After clicking the link, scroll to the bottom of the screen.
This PG story also notes that Mayor Ravenstahl has just changed the makeup of the Zoning Board that ruled against the billboard.
More to come.