Anti-billboard ordinances are nothing new, but looking at the future trends, at least here in north texas, not only are new billboards entirely banned in essentially all incorporated towns statewide except the very rural, but
most cities are now trying to reduce them, by requiring someone to remove several old ones to get approved for one new, or using LED as a tool. Dallas and many surrounding cities have banned new boards outright, but will allow you to convert an existing to LED if you first demolish 3 existing signs. Plus, since everywhere bans substantial repair to existing boards, as they reach end of life those signs drop off too.
As the number of signs dwindle, and the remaining signs 1. Stick out more noticeably and 2. Get priced out of local businesses, are we looking at a recipe for additional statewide action against billboards? Are statewide bans on the horizon for more states like Texas?