Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Restoring the 'History of Highland Park" mural

Very proud to have helped restore a more than 30-year old mural honoring the “History of Highland Park” – We’ll be unveiling this fully restored piece of art Saturday. My office worked for a number of years to get AT&T and the artists who painted this beautiful mural in full agreement to restore it. Thanks to AT&T, Judy Baca, SPARC & all the artists and volunteers for helping us make this happen.

Tomorrow in City Council, we will hear an update on the City's mural ordinance, which we heard in PLUM last week - As the Councilmember representing the district with the most murals in the City of Los Angeles, I've worked to help shepherd in an ordinance that will support creating new murals on private property while also working toward the kind of restoration that is allowing us to revitalize treasured pieces like the "History of Highland Park" mural.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

City Working on New Mural Ordinance

After introducing no fewer than 19 motions related to supporting murals over the last few years, I am pleased the City is moving forward on a new mural ordinance. I authored 4 out of the 6 motions we considered yesterday in PLUM and as someone who grew up appreciating murals and who supports the arts I want to make sure we follow through on this ordinance. See what could happen with murals throughout City here.