Death Knell For New Sign Ordinance? Budget Cuts Will Mean No Action, L.A. City Councilman Says

The work of crafting a new city sign ordinance, which began more than two years ago in a flurry of intensive work by the city planning department, followed by multiple public hearings by the City Planning Commission, appears destined to end not with a bang but a whimper, a victim of the financial crisis dominating the news from City Hall.

Ed Reyes, chairman of the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee, said last week that the mayor’s call for $1 million in planning department cuts means that the department will be limited to processing applications for development projects, and that initiatives such as the sign ordinance will have to be put on the shelf.  The ordinance was approved by the City Planning Commission in March of 2009, but a number of amendments were submitted by city council members when it was taken up by the PLUM committee in May of that year, and no further action has been taken.

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Dennis Hathaway

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