It is huge, probably 40 feet long and 6 feet tall.
So what is bigger, the billboard or the lie that Trutanich does not know who produced it and paid for it? Well the billboard is big, but the 'I know nothing' lie is bigger.
Given the lack of a disclaimer statement required by LAMC 126.96.36.199, we have no ideal who paid for it, and why. What's in it for whoever paid to put this eyesore alongside the freeway? The public has the right to know, and that's why LAMC 188.8.131.52 was enacted.
|The requirement for a disclaimer on campaign communications applies to independent expenditures|
according to Los Angeles City Charter Section 470(l)
Of course whoever placed this billboard in violation of LAMC 184.108.40.206 is not losing sleep at the thought of Trutanich putting him in jail on $1M bail, or even prosecuting him at all. Trutanich is not likely to prosecute one of his supporters, and there is little doubt that this blot on the landscape is the handy work of one of his supporters who probably could not wait to brag about his 'independent expenditure.'
Another question that remains to be answered is who provided the artwork, particularly the graphics, used in the billboard? Although it is possible to 'grab' graphics from Trutanich's website, they would be unlikely to be large enough to be reproduced on such a large billboard.
|This graphic, 'grabbed' from Trutanich's website, is not large enough to be reproduced on the billboard|
Trutanich should come clean and not only reveal the identity of his secret benefactor and explain how the graphics were provided, but also refer the matter to the District Attorney's Office or the Attorney General's Office for prosecution as he clearly has a conflict of interest. However, given everything the public has come to know of all things Trutanich, the last thing they can expect is for him to come clean; it's not in his DNA.