Above: Blu mural in Los Angeles
On Wednesday, a 13-2 vote was made by the City Council setting the wheels in motion to lift a decade-long restriction on murals in Los Angeles. Since 2002, there has been a moratorium on murals, which originally was intended to curb proliferating advertising. With the new rules that are expected to be finalized by the end of next week, artists will be required to register their project and pay a $60 fee. The mural will be restricted to industrial and business zones, excluding single-family residential homes and those that have any commercial messages.
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Below: Kent Twicthell mural in Los Angeles