On Monday night, Rapid City Council members ducked into executive session to discuss a billboard ban that a judge recently ruled against.
Lamar Outdoor Advertising filed suit against the City of Rapid City, claiming an ordinance regulating digital billboards violates South Dakota law. A federal judge ruled in favor of Lamar, essentially allowing billboard companies to convert standard billboards into digital ones.
After more than an hour in executive session, council members decided to delay a decision to file an appeal of the lawsuit.
Sixty-six percent of voters approved the digital billboard ban in a public vote. The ordinance went into effect in the summer of 2012.