The Montgomery County Commission has approved a proposal to allow paid advertising in the county.
The proposal will go before the commissioners for a vote next week.
The commission approved the proposal by a vote of 2-1 in favor, and 2-2 against.
Commissioners Bob Jones and Mark Hochberg were not in attendance.
The measure is still pending a recommendation from the commission’s public health advisory committee.
Proponents say the proposal will boost advertising revenues by about $500,000.
The Montgomery Advertiser and other advertising companies have pushed for the county to approve advertising in Montgomery and other counties.
The county has been trying to reduce the number of ads on the streets and in the air for several years.
A number of countywide ad rules have been put in place in recent years.
The city of Montgomery adopted a resolution in 2014 calling for an end to all paid advertising on the street.
The resolution was rescinded in 2015.
In 2015, the commission approved a measure to allow ads on television, radio and in magazines for county employees, county employees and employees of the Montgomery County Police Department.
The agency also allowed paid ads on radio and television for county supervisors, county commissioners, and county employees.