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|Bans Against Murals In L.A. May Be Over|
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|Thursday, 29 August 2013 07:59|
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council has tentatively agreed to lift a decade- long prohibition on murals adorning privately owned buildings in the city.
The measure, which still must come back for final council approval, would restrict murals on single-family residences, but the council requested a report on methods for allowing communities to "opt-in" and allow murals on homes.
The new ordinance tentatively passed on Wednesday, Aug. 28, defines murals as non-commercial works of art, distinguishing them from signs and advertisements for goods and services, which are subject to different rules.
City attorneys presented the City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee last month with two versions of the ordinance – one that would allow and one that would prohibit murals on single- family homes.
The committee, however, could not come up with any recommendations on the issue.
Division over the issue led to the consideration of the socalled "opt-in" process for individual neighborhoods.
Councilmember Jose Huizar, who chairs the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, said the final ordinance would help restore Los Angeles' reputation as the "mural capital of the world."
|Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:05|