The City Council approved a citywide Mural Ordinance just a few months ago after years of discussion and debate. The Mural Ordinance specifically prohibited murals on houses, an issue which divided the city's neighborhoods. Many of the suburban and affluent neighborhood councils opposed the original Mural Ordinance until its backers agreed to include language that specifically prohibited murals on single-family dwellings.
But even as the Mural Ordinance was being revised and approved, the council instructed the Planning Department - with assistance from the City Attorney's Office and Office of Cultural Affairs - to prepare an amendment that would allow murals on single-family lots in council districts 1 and 14. Councilman Curren D. Price recently asked that his 9th district be included too.
The three districts represent the eastern-most portions of Los Angeles and central L.A. along the Harbor Freeway corridor.
The PLUM committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall, Room 350. The draft ordinance also needs approval from the full City Council.
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