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   (Added by Ord. No. 78,537, Eff. 11/8/37.)
   (a)   No person shall erect, construct, or maintain or cause or permit to be erected or constructed or maintained any outdoor advertising structure, accessory sign, post sign or advertising statuary or any other sign or sign device upon any sidewalk, street, alley or other public place or to paint, paste, print, nail, tack or otherwise fasten any card, banner, handbill, sign, poster or advertisement or notice of any kind, or cause the same to be done on any curbstone, lamppost, pole, hydrant, bridge wall or tree upon any public sidewalk, street, alley or other public place, or upon any private property without the lawful permission of the property owner or authorized agent, except as may be permitted or required by ordinance or law. (Amended by Ord. No. 152,930, Eff. 10/19/79.)
   (b)   The provisions of Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to any outdoor advertising structure associated with an outdoor advertising program for the public right-of-way that is approved by the Board of Public Works. (Amended by Ord. No. 187,635, Eff. 11/16/22.)
   (c)   The provisions of Subsection (a) of this section, however, shall not apply to existing structurally attached advertising signs in areas of the public way dedicated under Planning or Zoning actions or Section 12.37 of this Code where the dedicated area is not presently utilized by the City for street purposes. In such cases, the sign must comply with all provisions of Chapter IX, Article 1, Division 62 of this Code (LAMC Section 91.6201, et seq.) and observe all Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), visibility and safety regulations. In addition the property owner must obtain a Revocable Permit from the Board of Public Works for allowing the sign to remain in the dedicated area. (Added by Ord. No. 170,419, Eff. 4/16/95.)