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LA Murals, Commercial Signs and the First Amendment

MON AUG 19, 2013
Host:Warren Olney
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Tomorrow, the LA City Council will vote on whether to remove the ban on murals in what's called the "Mural Capital of the World." The ban was enacted 11 years ago during a battle between street artists and advertisers. One version of the new law would still ban murals on the walls of private homes. We hear a debate about art, ethnic tradition and personal taste. Also, Eric Garcetti's first political clash with the City Council: the DWP contract.


LA's Mural Ordinance (7:07PM)

Murals are so much a part of LA’s cultural tradition that it’s called itself the Mural Capital of the World.”  But murals have been banned in the city for more than a decade. On Friday, the City Council will consider two proposals to make them legal again. Version A would allow murals on single family houses, with a provision for neighborhood groups to ask their council member to opt out. Version B would not allow murals on single family houses at all.