Few brought more attention to Los Angeles' public art and advertising laws recently than Barbara Black, who was fined after she turned her fence in a Valley Village alley into a mural. Facing more fines, and after a public battle that lasted several months, Black finally on April 7.
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents District 11, has introduced a motion to the council that would create an ordinance to specifically identify murals as art instead of signs. The city has lumped them into the same category for nearly a decade.
From the Argonaut newspaper, via CurbedLA:
“I'm putting this motion in because I strongly believe in separating art from commercial advertising,” the councilman told The Argonaut. “(Murals) are artistic expressions that are often intertwined with culture and history, and they deserve to be viewed separately from commercial signage.”