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What if the City of Ypsilanti allowed ads on it's biggest landmark? What if there was say a giant Apple logo on the Water Tower that brought in say, 500K a year? Maybe it's a Chevy logo, maybe it's Ford or Coke or whomever but think about it. The city could make obscene amounts of money for allowing a big old ad on the side or top or front of the Water Tower. Now we're not saying let's make it garish, no, one big ad OR a kind of slide show at night that would project onto the Tower like people do at Christmas with projections of Santa and angels and what not.
We're not going to do it for anything less than 500K a year, if you don't wanna pony up, we're no worse off than we are now but IF a big company would be willing to advertise on it for the prescribed price, suddenly the bus subsidy or an extra few cops wouldn't bust us.
Think on it, then tell us in comments