Los Angeles Drafts Pro-Mural Ordinance

Part of the trouble is finding language that will prevent billboards from proliferating, but planners finally have a draft for public review (available in the article).

"The revived effort has been led by Tanner Blackman, City Planning employee and self-described Shepard Fairey fanboy. A few members of the L.A. City Council have also attached their names to the clever new ordinance, which separates the mural-approving process from that of billboards, by way of new time-place-manner restrictions."

"Of course, city politicians are arguably the ones who got us into this ads-versus-art mess in the first place -- by buddying up with profitable advertisers to create the billboard wasteland that Los Angeles has become. And when City Attorney Carmen Trutanich cracked down on the rogue industry, he wiped out street art as a side-casualty."

Full Story: L.A. Mural Ordinance Hopes to Lift Ban on Street Art: Public-Comment Draft in Full

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