GLENDALE (CBS) — Residents who have lived in Southern California for any length of time are no strangers to the region’s air, noise, and light pollution, but now lawmakers in Glendale want to clear the air when it comes to unsightly signs at fast food restaurants.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports City Councilman Ara Najarian is leading the effort to crack down on signs that violate city codes so residents and visitors alike won’t have to tolerate “something you see in East L.A.”

The city has an estimated 609 oversized signs as high as 25 feet and with surface areas up to 200 square feet, according to the Los Angeles Times — in clear violation of the height limits between 6 to 8 feet and surface area restrictions to as big as 75 square feet.

Najarian told KNX 1070 the move is all about making the city’s skyline more uniform in appearance.

“We’ve got little cheesy signs lit by flourescent tubes versus great huge fast-food signs, and we’d like to bring them more into conformity,” Najarian said.

The city council has ordered staffers to come up with a plan to enforce the measure and convince any potential violators to remove their signs.

Under the current proposal, local businesses would be allowed around two years to replace their signs with ones that are up to city code.

Comments (11)
  1. Lame says:

    ‘You See In East LA’

    Just report the news and stop trying to stir up the sht-pot.

  2. Richard B says:

    I think this crook needs to focus less on fast food signs all of the Armenian crime and fraud going on in his city

  3. Richard B says:

    I think this crook needs to focus less on fast food signs and more on all of the Armenian crime and fraud going on in his city

  4. Cindy duck says:

    Wow a racist prick, just googled him and sent him and email letting him know he could have made a more educated comment

    Everyone should contact him and let him know what he said was racist and uncalled for and we’re not putting up with it!

    1. randy says:

      How’s it racist? What race are people in East LA? If they’re Hispanic, that’s a nationality, not a race.

      1. Cindy duck says:

        That’s the only thing you can focus on? Get a life loser, it was a derogatory statement made against Hispanics ands its wrong, why don’t you comment on that.

      2. Keep Glendale Beautiful My Armenian Brothers! says:


        There are racists like you would not believe in the Mexican community so please, get a grip.

        East LA is a place stuck in the past but its mentality has spilled into the rest of Los Angeles so I’m slightly baffled by the comment myself but see the point they are making.

        On the other hand I see it as preserving a city to not become blighted and stagnant and mediocre.

        And I’m Latino. I lived in East LA many years, I call them my dark years. A stagnant, dated, complacent, simple, … place.

  5. Michael J. McDermott says:

    Glendale shoud “EYE A CRACKDOWN” on these “SUPER FAST IDIOTS” driving “SUPER FAST BMW’s” and not worrying about stupid restaurant signs. AGREE?

    1. Keep Glendale Beautiful My Armenian Brothers! says:

      You see a lot of irresponsible driving in all manners in all social and cultural backgrounds. And not all Armenians drive BMWs. A brand does not make a person instantly evil.

  6. Giovanni Magana says:

    Hey wait a minute what`s wrong with East LA.
    the city is a little poorer but not as arrogant as it is in Glendale
    besides that, when was the las time you saw East La making the national news for the biggest medical scam, we see this scams all the time in the news

  7. Cindy duck says:

    Keep Glendale beautiful , ur an idiot, and not all Hispanics are Mexican you dumb ass, and the stuff you say doesn’t even make sence.

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