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Sign Ordinance Decision Delayed Again

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the City Council has decided to postpone a vote on the proposed sign ordinance (which would attempt to regulate billboard and sign usage in the city) until September. Sounds like they want the new guy to figure out the mess. Via the Times: "When things look dicey, politicians at City Hall have a time-tested strategy: punt. So, faced with criticism from business leaders and neighborhood councils, the Los Angeles City Council put off a vote on the complicated overhaul of its sign ordinance, agreeing to wait until after July 1 to make a decision -- after City Atty.-elect Carmen Trutanich is seated." Additionally, this morning both City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Jan Perry introduced motions that would regulate signage. Basically, LaBonge's motions would only allow sign districts to operate in downtown and Hollywood. Perry's motion (expected to be filed shortly) deals with wording about signage in the Greater Downtown Housing Incentive Area as defined by the Downtown Housing ordinance. [LA Times]