Throughout its long history, SF Beautiful has worked to limit the presence of billboards and other visual pollution throughout the city.
Over the years, we have helped push through legislation to limit and regulate the amount and placement of billboards and other commercial advertising throughout the city. In 2002 we sponsored Proposition G, to prohibit any new billboards, which passed with 79% voter approval. In 2009, we successfully opposed Proposition D, which would have allowed a massive installation of digital billboards on Market Street, blighting our skyline. In that same election, we also promoted Proposition E, which now prohibits any new advertising on public property. SF Beautiful remains committed to ensuring that the city enforces its public advertising laws.