In response to a petition filed by Tony Buzbee back in April, Clear Channel Outdoor has conceded and taken down the Alert Houston billboards that featured Mayor Turner’s face. The purported goal of the Alert Houston campaign was to encourage Houstonians to sign up to receive emergency alerts through the system. Buzbee’s petition claimed that the donation of the billboards to Mayor Turner by Clear Channel violated campaign finance laws.
Buzbee touted the concession as a huge victory: “By removing these billboards, Clear Channel is clearly acknowledging the lack of oversight in the approval of these billboards as a public safety campaign. These billboards were nothing more than a blatant campaign ad for Turner’s re-election. I will continue to speak up while everyone else remains silent. I will not stand for corruption of any kind. Ever.”