Buried at the bottom of this otherwise jejune Daily News piece
(seems traffic, not taxes, is the biggest impediment to doing business is the Valley, but don't tell the Howard Jarvis people), is this little nugget:
Councilmember Wendy Gruel, clearly recognizing the lamentable dearth of billboards in L.A., has introduced legislation that would allow advertising on DOT and Department of Sanitation vehicles.
Think of the synergy! Glad bags ads on garbage trucks. Quaker State ads on DOT trucks. Glade air freshener ads on the overalls of sanitation workers.
But why stop there? How about Blue Shield ads on ambulances? Viagra ads on LAPD cruisers? We can even sell space on public sidewalks to advertisers! Oh, wait, we already did that.