Muralists in Los Angeles may soon have the ability to legally paint on private property throughout the city, and Los Angeles City Council member Ed Reyes is seeking community input.
A public discussion regarding the mural ordinance is scheduled for Thursday, January 5 from 6:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium at Goodwill Industries Metro North, located at 342 N. San Fernando Road
A draft of a new mural ordinance that was released earlier this month is an effort by city officials to draw the line between outdoor signs and advertisements, and what is considered art.
Reyes co-drafted the proposed ordinance, which according to a press release issued by Reyes’ office, would permit fine art murals on private property and help restore L.A. as the “Mural Capital of the World.”
The discussion is a precursor to the workshop and public hearing notice being held on Tuesday, Jan.10 at Los Angeles City Hall. A PDF on the project can be obtained from the Department of City Planning’s website.
A 60-day public comment period will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 8. The public may also submit comments and concerns about the proposed ordinance to Tanner Blackman at email@example.com.