The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be voting on an ordinance that will place a 1% project valuation fee on residential development for the creation of art. We are pushing back on this ordinance because adding costs to housing construction, in the midst of a housing crisis is absolutely the wrong approach.

The Percent for Art in Private Development Ordinance (Art Fee Ordinance) will be heard on Tuesday, July 23rd . Join BIA-LAV in opposing the ordinance and voicing your concerns at Tuesday's hearing. For more information, please contact BIA-LAV Director of Government Affairs, Diana Coronado .

Date: Tuesday - July 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM 
Location: Kenneth Hall of Administration (Board Hearing Room)
(500 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)

  • Residential Development: In all previous versions of the ordinance, County staff came to the determination that residential development should not be included due to its negative impact on housing.
  • Art Audit: An art fee without taking stock of the existing or stored art in the County is putting the cart before the horse. Staff should take the time to audit the state of art in the entire County.
  • Increased Cost to Housing: In addition to adding costs to the production of housing, this ordinance will add administrative expenses and bureaucracy that didn’t exist before, making housing more difficult to produce and take longer for tenants and homeowners to get into their home.
  • Art in Development: When building to today’s standards, market-rate housing is already art-rich by providing various types of art integrated building within housing developments.