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Shelby considers advertising on county property

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Memphis are considering a new way to raise money -- selling advertising space on county vehicles and other public property.

The Shelby County Commission approved a resolution Monday night allowing such ventures, though details on ad prices and the like are as yet unsettled.

The proposal was offered by Commissioner Mike Carpenter who said advertising space could be sold on county vehicles - such as code enforcement trucks - and government mailings.

Authorities say private advertising firms have offered to advise the county on setting up a program for selling such ad space and possibly the naming rights for public property.

The commission gave no indication how much money might be raised from the ad sales.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.thecommercialappeal.com

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