The two committees will discuss amending the City's sign code to permit murals on private property. At issue is a May 2002 ordinance approved by the City Council that amended regulations governing prohibited signs to include Supergraphic Signs, Inflatable Devices and Murals Signs. The City Council is crafting an ordinance, consistent with the First Amendment, that permits fine art murals on private property, and thus restores Los Angeles as the "mural capital of the world."
During Wednesday's meeting, the City's Cultural Affairs and Planning departments will deliver a presentation on possible avenues for mural permitting. Their presentation is the result of ongoing meetings with muralists, art organizations and other stakeholders.
Who: Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, Chair, Planning and Land Use Management Committee; Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Chair, Arts, Parks and Neighborhood Committee
What: The City Council's Arts, Parks & Neighborhoods Committee and Planning & Land Use Management Committee will hold a joint meeting to discuss permitting art murals in Los Angeles.
Where: Public Works Room 350 of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, 3:30