Decision on actress' gate finalized

CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday voted to require “CSI: Miami” actress Eva La Rue to remove the gate she illegally constructed in front of her north Glendale home.

The decision officially concludes weeks of controversy that generated heated debate at City Hall and extensive media and community attention.

La Rue had said she built the gate to guard against an alleged stalker, but neighborhood residents decried the addition, which according to city code was built too close to the right-of-way, as blatantly flouting zoning regulations.

The actress has since moved out of the north Glendale home, according to her attorney.

Councilman Ara Najarian — who cast the sole dissenting vote after repeatedly arguing that La Rue’s appeal was an example of a misapplication of city law — last week successfully lobbied for an official discussion of the appeals process, which has yet to be scheduled.

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