PACIFIC PALISADES—Residents from Pacific Palisades have complained to city officials about the Caruso-related billboards along Sunset Boulevard and Swarthmore as illegal for violating the Pacific Palisades Commercial Village and Neighborhoods Specific plan.
The Pacific Palisades Commercial Village and Neighborhoods Specific Plan is a 66-page guide that contains a blueprint of the city along with rules and regulations to be followed. Residents filed their complaints with the Department of Building (DBS) and Safety. To post the Caruso-related billboards, they must be approved by the Palisades Design review board.
The Palisades News reported that the DBS Code Enforcement investigator visited the signage on the fence fronting Sunset and issued an order for Caruso to remedy the illegal signage on the fence. The DBS investigator realized that the fence was under the jurisdiction of the Street services and closed the code violation case.
“The Department of Building and Safety (DBS) received a complaint about signage on the fence. The Building and Safety Code Enforcement investigator made on-site visit and issued an order for the contractor to remedy the improper signage on the fence,” said George Kivork, press secretary for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, to Canyon News via email.
“However, upon secondary investigation, Building and Safety Code Enforcement determined that the fence was in a public right of way, thus under jurisdiction of Street Services, and therefore closed the code violation case.”
He further added that Street Services received a request about the same matter at the same time.
“The Street Services inspector noted that the Building and Safety Case Management team had requested a meeting to resolve the issue. Street Services staff have spoken with the contractor who is working to bring the fence in compliance with city regulations,” said Kivork to Canyon News.