For once, the City Planning Commission did the right thing — nothing.
David Zahniser reports the commision met for four hours in the morning, took a break for lunch, and then resumed their meeting but still could reach a decision on a new billboard ordinance.
For good reason, the city has made such a mess of the situation, there isn’t any way to fix without getting to the root of the problem: 4,000 illegal billboards, Jack Weiss’ legislative bungling, incompetent legal representation of CIty Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and a know-nothing City Council that does what it’s told without thinking.
Here’s some free advice to the commission: Get a real lawyer for yourselves, don’t listen to the mayor and the lobbyists and do what’s right to make LA a liveable city.
I had no doubt that will mean putting aside all talk of future policy and vote to approve a lengthy moratorium on all billboards while the question of all the illegal billboards is resolved.
Clearly, the billboard mess shows no one in City Hall knows what they are doing or has the honor to do what’s right and necessary.