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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP)- Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia Beach can't regulate advertising signs on bicycles under its zoning ordinance.

Herring says the city does not have zoning authority to regulate such signs on bicycles or bicycle trailers using public streets. He didn't express an opinion on whether the city could regulate bicycle ads under its police powers.

Herring gave his opinion in a letter sent last week to Del. Bill DeSteph. The Virginia Beach Republican requested the opinion.

DeSteph had run campaign ads on Bike Banner's bicycle trailer signs when he ran for City Council.

Bike Banner owner Tyler Jordan tells the newspaper that the city notified him earlier this year to cease operations. Despite the notice, he continued to operate the business for a short time.

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