Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:14 AM by Associated Press (SR)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A vintage Coca Cola sign that set off a neighborhood spat in San Francisco is being allowed to stay up.
The city's Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional permit for the sign on Thursday.
The 15-by-7-foot sign - likely first painted in 1930 - is on the side of a home in Bernal Heights. It was covered with asbestos siding in the 50s and rediscovered in 1991.
Opponents say it promotes a sugary drink, sending a dangerous message to students at a nearby elementary school.
Supporters counter that it's a relic from the neighborhood's working-class past that should be preserved.
The city had deemed the sign illegal after someone filed a complaint about it.
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