Per Adrian at Curbed, the City Council just voted to allow homeowners to paint murals on their houses in Echo Park and some of the surrounding areas.
If you think this is going to end well, check out the handiwork of one aspiring artist in the area, thoughtfully painted on the front fence one of my buildings:
Can you imagine what this budding artiste could do with an entire single family home as his canvas. And, lest you imagine that the type of people who do this stuff don’t own homes, I direct your attention to the area around the intersection between Echo Park Ave. and Baxter, where several of the homes are, indeed, owned by known gangsters (who periodically get shot at by disgruntled associated / rivals / etc.).