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Satirical billboard turns heads in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The new Memphis Police Association billboard campaign has many people talking, and is asking one simple question “Where are your tax dollars?”

There are five billboards across the city paid for by the Memphis Police Association.

The billboards show a depiction of Mayor A C Wharton and Memphis City Council members holding bags of money with the names of various city projects written on each bag.

"We believe it's just about priorities," said Chief MPA Negotiator Marcus Tucker.

Tucker says the billboards are one way of holding city leaders accountable for their actions.

"I think it's honest, funny, and fair," said citizen Kathy Hurley.

“You ought to be able to say where your tax dollars go," Memphian Karen Spencer added.

The depiction also shows city council members getting off of a burning trolley.

Some of the city projects pointed out on the billboard include Beale Street Landing and The Fairgrounds.

"I think we have proven that many of these projects have proven to be successful," says City Council Chairman Myron Lowery.

Lowery says he sees nothing wrong with the billboard, in fact, he says "It's done in good taste, that's satire, but I love it."

This is not the first time the MPA has participated in a billboard campaign. Back in 2013, the group sponsored Billboards saying "Danger: enter at your own risk, this city does not support public safety."

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