HomeTop StoryLos Angeles Times: Monterey Park nixes ban on Chinese-only signs

Los Angeles Times: Monterey Park nixes ban on Chinese-only signs


Monterey Park, CAThe Monterey Park City Council has given the thumbs down to an ordinance that would have essentially banned signs in just Chinese and would have required some “modern Latin lettering” on storefront signs.

The Los Angeles Times reports the council took no action on the second reading of the ordinance, meaning its dead for now.

Monterey Park is 70 percent Asian and similar ordinances have already been passed in many cities including Rosemead, Temple City, San Gabriel and San Marino.

 But the proposal reignited racial tensions in the city and civil rights groups including the ACLU and Asian Americans Advancing Justice strongly opposed it. Most agreed the law was not needed since most signs in the city are already bilingual.
 You can read about how this controversy evolved and what is likely to happen next  in the Los Angeles Times.


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