Billboard Wars II: Someone Thinks of the Children

The long-running dispute over advertising on the Electric Factory building at 7th and Callowhill — thought finally put to rest after its most tireless proponent, Frank DiCicco, retired from City Council — has been reignited by a new bill from DiCicco’s replacement, Mark Squilla. And why does Squilla think implacably opposed advocacy groups will suddenly welcome a huge digital sign? A cut of the ad revenue worth up to $125,000 annually for three local schools, that’s why. [Inquirer]