In City Council's ongoing effort to find more places to allow advertising - and to raise more money for the city's coffers - Councilman William K. Greenlee introduced a bill Thursday to allow newsstands to sell digital advertising on all sides and to permit ads on vinyl wrapping on newsstands.

The bill would impose a 7 percent excise tax, consistent with taxes already charged for advertising on private property.

"Allowing for enhanced advertising on newsstands is a win-win for the city, as it generates more revenue and helps small-business owners become more successful," Greenlee said in a statement. The bill also would allow newsstands to sell nonalcoholic bottled drinks.

Council President Darrell L. Clarke has trumpeted advertising on city property as a rich vein for mining new tax revenues. - Troy Graham