By Marian Dodge
The proposed Sign Ordinance (CF# 08-2020) that went to the city’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) on August 9 is vastly different from the version that was approved by the City Planning Commission. It establishes a Comprehensive Sign Program that City Planner Alan Bell confirms would allow commercial signage in city parks.
LFIA President Don Seligman spoke strongly against advertising in city parks at the PLUM meeting. He was joined by representatives from many other community organizations.
Another ordinance in the pipeline (CF# 11-0724) would go even further by explicitly allowing “banners and signs at city-owned facilities and city parks, and thereby exempt these signs from land use regulatory controls.” This means that advertising could be placed in Griffith Park without the few restrictions now available.
Please join the LFIA in voicing opposition to CF# 08-2020 at the next PLUM meeting at City Hall on October 18, 2011. Further express your opposition by writing to legislative assistant Michael Espinosa at City Hall, Room 395, 200 N. Spring St., LA 90012 or by e-mail at Michael.Espinosa@lacity.org. More information can be found at http://banbillboardblight.org.