LA Close To Lifting Ban On Public Murals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders are a step closer to lifting a decade-long ban on public murals.

The City Council voted 13-2 on Wednesday to allow the murals again.

The decision comes after years of debate over how the city should regulate murals, which flourished in the 1970s and chronicled generations of Los Angeles history.

A proliferation of advertising on walls led to the ban and lawsuits by advertisers.

The new rules, which must come back for an expected final approval next week, will permit new murals in business and industrial zones as long as artists register projects with the city and pay an application fee. Commercial messages are prohibited and the murals must stay in place for at least two years as part of the city effort to control advertising.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live