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Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12
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On Tuesday 01.10.12 at 1 PM in City Hall, Code Studies staff conducted a workshop and public hearing for the Mural Ordinance discussion draft. Here is the presentation. Please submit comments to tanner.blackman@lacity.org by 02.08.12. Thanks.

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Mural Ordinance Workshop at City Hall, 01.10.12

  1. 1. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps O v e r v i e w understanding the current mural prohibition recent direction from City Council to preserve existing murals and permit new murals details of the mural ordinance discussion draft next steps to adopt a mural ordinance your inputMURAL WORKING GROUP
  2. 2. …is this a mural?
  3. 3. …is this a mural?
  4. 4. …is this a mural?
  5. 5. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Current Code Definitions sign any whole or part of a display board, wall, screen or object, used to announce, declare, demonstrate, display or otherwise present a message and attract the attention of the public. mural sign a sign that is painted on or applied to and made integral with a wall, the written message of which does not exceed three percent of the total area of the sign. wall sign any sign attached to, painted on or erected against the wall of a building or structure, with the exposed face of the sign in a plane approximately parallelMURAL WORKING GROUP to the plane of the wall. LAMC SEC 14.4.2
  6. 6. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Are murals banned in LA? YES (sadly) … and … NO (kind of) currently, murals may be permitted: -on city property -on county, state, or federal property -on private property pursuant to a legally adopted specific plan, supplemental use district, or development agreement LAMC SEC 14.4.4 B. 10MURAL WORKING GROUP
  7. 7. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps What?! Why?! -pre-1986 – murals not mentioned in LA Municipal Code - 1986 – murals first mentioned in sign ordinance, exempted - 2002 – general ban on murals, creation of “sign districts” - 2007 – most recent mural approved on private propertyMURAL WORKING GROUP
  8. 8. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps W h a t n o w ? Direction from the City Council on Oct. 19, 2011: 1 preserve & protect existing murals vintage mural permit enable creation of new murals original art mural permit 2 report back on costs & funding for a public art programMURAL WORKING GROUP
  9. 9. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps W h a t n o w ? Direction from the City Council on Oct. 19, 2011: 1 THE MURAL preserve & protect existing murals vintage mural permit ORDINANCE enable creation of new murals original art mural permit 2 report back on costs & funding for a public art programMURAL WORKING GROUP
  10. 10. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Te r m s content-neutral the City cannot control content, at all time / place / manner duration, placement, location, material, historic protections, etc. administrative permit no discretion original art mural new approach to define murals in LA Permit ConsiderationsMURAL WORKING GROUP 1st Amendment implementation
  11. 11. preserving existing muralsintro | definition | background | approaches | next steps MURAL WORKING GROUP
  12. 12. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps V i n t a g e existing mural stock city, extra-jurisdictional, & private property murals created before ban “grandfathered” but not clear in code vintage mural permit how to establish date created: copyright, historic news clippings, records/receipts, other?MURAL WORKING GROUP
  13. 13. permitting murals newintro | definition | background | approaches | next steps MURAL WORKING GROUP
  14. 14. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Original Art Murals purpose administrative permit to allow “original art murals” with no regulations on content in a simple, accessible way possible definition of mural a hand-produced work of visual art, which is tiled or painted by hand directly upon or affixed directly to an exterior wall of a buildingMURAL WORKING GROUP
  15. 15. Original Art Murals a time/place/manner timeline
  16. 16. • mural to remain in place for 5 years • building owner cannot receive compensation • no mechanical parts or changing images • may not exceed height of structure • may not protrude more than 6” from wall • historic & design overlay protections • neighborhood involvement process • administrative application & small feeproposed time/place/manner regulations
  17. 17. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Original Art Murals benefits -encourage murals citywide (“let art happen”) -separates art murals from signs -potentially simple and cheap to administer -time/place/manner, administrative approach -no regulations on content issues -training & implementation -assessing public sentiment -new legal approachMURAL WORKING GROUP
  18. 18. P o c e s s rintro | definition | background | approaches | next steps MURAL WORKING GROUP
  19. 19. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps DCP Public Participation Policy between day 1 & day 1 day 60 day 76 day 90 day 60 release conduct end of release CPC draft workshops / comment finalized, hearing ordinance staff period signed hearing staff recommendation reportMURAL WORKING GROUP Dec.7 Jan.10 Feb.8 TBD TBD
  20. 20. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps Four critiques … 1.  fee 2. media restrictions 3. duration requirement 4. VARA/CAPAMURAL WORKING GROUP
  21. 21. intro | definition | background | approaches | next steps T h a n k Y o u Questions? Comments? Tanner Blackman City of Los Angeles | Department of City PlanningMURAL WORKING GROUP Code Studies | Office of Zoning Administration tanner.blackman@lacity.org | 213.978.1195 *NOTE: all images used in this presentation are either City resources or publicly available on the internet. Citation information for each image is available upon request.

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