NO MURAL BAN ON SINGLE FAM!
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The City of Los Angeles' mural ordinance proposes to restrict murals on single family residences. Below are some major points thought up by major thinkers....
"Why deny single family owners the ability to beautify their property?
Why does this draft ordinance directly discriminate against single family home owners? The rational, yet to be articulated by the city, appears pointless. Why are those property owners with only one house being unfairly targeted by this draft proposal? What public purpose is being exposed and endorsed by the city planning department on this matter? Is this the future of fundamental planning principles and ethics in the future, a class based litmus test?"
-Professor of Urban Planning, David Diaz
"MCLA recognizes that some individuals may not like Art Murals in some cases or
perhaps ever. As a public advocate for the preservation and documentation of public Art Murals MCLA does not share this hostility, and for the most part we do not even understand it (that feeling may be mutual), but we stand by the right of these people to their opinions. The new Art Mural ordinance neither abrogates, let alone bans, the rights of these citizens, nor of specific neighborhoods to exercise long established rights to impose local regulations. But for any individual or group to impose their own preferences and fears, real or imagined, on the many citizens who love public Art Murals and benefit from their creation and presence in Los Angeles is morally wrong and flies in the face of our most fundamental laws and traditions."
- President Bill Lasarow & Executive Director Isabel Rojas-Williams of MCLA (Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles)
“If decorative art murals (not defined by content) on exterior walls of a single family unit or zone become illegal in all 15 Districts, the following and existing walls will have to be painted out, erased, or removed by the property owner (at owner’s expense)....all existing fences, low walls, surrounding property line walls, alleyways, front court yards and entry’s, car ports, garage doors and retainer walls with decorative art murals, vines and community beautification graffiti deterrent images or designs.”
-William F. Herron III, Mural Graffiti Abatement Technician of CUA (Conservancy of Urban Art)
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