Bruno the Dim Loses One for the Billboard Industry

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Bruno Barreiro is the sharpest knife in the drawer. NOT!
How the heck special interest groups and corporate conglomerates keep counting on Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro is beyond belief. It's no secret Bruno the Dim is one of their tools, but the man can't pass legislation to save his life.

His latest failure was his inability to get one of his fellow commissioners to vote on his measure that would have allowed the City of Miami to regulate electronic billboards without county oversight.

The controversial proposal didn't even get a second when it was heard yesterday at the county commission's Infrastructure and Land Use Committee meeting.

That's because Barreiro didn't exactly light up the room with his brilliance, or lack thereof. First, he tried to argue that the color spectrum can be considered visual pollution in response to a citizen's comments that the electronic billboards in the city are eyesores.

"What is visual pollution?" the Dim pondered aloud. "Could it be colors? If I don't like to wear purple, is that visual pollution? That can be considered visual pollution."

Mmm, okaaaay.

Then Barreiro likened Miami to his two children when they were crawling and pooping in their diapers. "This is like a kid," he said. "When you have a kid, you let him walk, you teach him to walk as a baby. But there comes a time when you let go of the hand, and yeah, you know, unfortunately, and you regret this, I know because I have two of my own, they are going to get hurt. Sometimes, they are going to fall. Unfortunately, what we have done with the sign code, we haven't let them walk on their own."

No, Bruno. Unfortunately, it's you who can't walk on your own.

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11 comments
Enforce laws now
Enforce laws now

If elected officials were smart they would demand rigorous enforcement of the Sign Laws.

Fine the violators
Fine the violators

Miami-Dade County needs to step up and enforce it's Sign Code. The County can fine the violators. That makes enforcement a great idea.

Hello, Bruno?
Hello, Bruno?

Hello Bruno.

LED billboards are visual pollution.

Respect our scenery
Respect our scenery

Commissioners need to stop doing whatever the billboard companies want. Commissioners need to respect the visual environment.

Third world Miami
Third world Miami

Those commissioners need to vote no to billboards. They just make Miami look honky tonk.

Why insult the tourists?

Crap ads 24/7
Crap ads 24/7

Anyone want to wake up look out your window and see flashing ads? Changing every 6 to 8 seconds? With no way to turn them off or change the channel? That is what condo owners and homeowners can expect when the new LED billboards are installed.

DbagBruno
DbagBruno

A lot of the already exisiting billboards are illegal.  No idea why they aren't torn down.

And yes, Bruno is a douche.

Views get ruined
Views get ruined

City and County administrators get pushed around by lobbyists for billboard and mural ad companies.

Elected officials accept money from lobbyists.

Residents get screwed.

Billboards suck
Billboards suck

Billboards, LED billboards and massive mural ads are visual pollution. LED billboards distract drivers with tacky ads.

Voters and residents have caught on. The City of Miami has allowed visual pollution to increase at a massive scale.

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