The Police Department says electronic billboards are not a driving distraction.
FACTS:
On April 4 the Police Department alerted the public that April was National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The press release admonished the public to avoid distracted driving by listing the most well-known activities such as texting, eating, or manipulating in-car technology. The press release stated in part, “Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety”. As stated in the release and as common sense would dictate, any activity that diverts a driver’s attention is a potential safety concern. The statement is inclusive, and not meant to exclude any potential distraction.

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1. Are cities liable to maintain certain levels of public safety staffing?
2. The City of Fountain Valley requires Loco Lemon to pay $3,500 in license and permit fees?
3. Our current Fire Department paramedic deployment is not efficient and costly.
4. Questions have arisen about the need for overtime paid in the Police and Fire Departments.
5. The Mike Thompson’s Recreational Vehicle Superstore was a bad deal for the City.
6. The Police Department says electronic billboards are not a driving distraction.
7. Every business in town is required to have a conditional use permit in order to operate.
8. An article in the Orange County Register that appeared in the Dec. 18 Local section, included the headline, “Fountain Valley delays vote on LED billboard.”
9. In the same article, it is stated: “In October, then-mayor Nagel announced that he would cast a no vote due to concerns that the billboard could jeopardize the nearby Crossings development the city.
10. The proposed Clear Channel Outdoor Electronic Billboard is illegal according to the City’s Municipal Code.
11. Existing Businesses will be pushed out of the proposed Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan area if the new zoning is adopted.
12. The proposed Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan is being pushed on the city by a San Francisco developer and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).