APPROVED! LA's City Council VOTED today (11-0923-S2) to allow murals on single-family residences on CD 1 (CM Cedillo), CD9 (CM Price), and CD14 (CM Huizar).
1971 "Steve McQueen Monument" by Kent Twitchell
Photo © 2011 Isabel Rojas-Williams
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to allow murals on single-family residences in Council Districts 1, 9, and 14 and on exterior building openings.
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
1. FIND that this action is categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Article III, Class 3 of the City's Environmental Guidelines. [ENV-2013-3392-CE and ENV-2008-2143- CE]
2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Director, Department of City Planning, attached to Council file No. 11- 0923-S2, as the FINDINGS of the Council.
3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE to amend LAAC Section 22.119:
a. Subdivision (7), Subsection (d) to allow original art murals on lots that are developed with only one single-family residential structure and that are located within Council Districts 1, 9, and 14.
b. Subdivision (6), Subsection (d) to allow murals on exterior building openings.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney and the Department of City Planning. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
"L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks voted against the proposal. Because it did not receive unanimous approval, the ordinance will require a second vote next week. ".