Film ordinance tries to take away rights
Regarding “Changes to filming ordinance worry some,” Dec. 13:
After watching Tuesday’s City Council discussion about the proposed new film permit ordinance, I was struck by a huge omission. Not one person happened to mention the fact that any city-imposed filming rules need to keep in mind that every citizen has the legal right to photograph in public without restriction, as long as they are not interfering with the public business.
Because of this neglect, what we saw Tuesday was a mishmash of contradictory rules and exemptions that weren’t governed by any overriding concern, except perhaps that of how it’s perfectly OK for the Burbank police to control someone’s use of a camera.