Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion
The city of San Diego, CA, enacted a city zoning ordinance that prohibited outdoor advertising display signs, including billboards. On-site at a business location were exempted from this rule. The city based the restriction on traffic safety and aesthetics. Metromedia, INC, a company that is in the business of leasing commercial billboards to advertisers, sued the city of San Diego, alleging that the zoning ordinance is unconstitutional. Is it?
What is the Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion?