"The Classic" by renowned artist Andrew Myers, which won a commission from the Arts Commission to commemorate Laguna Beach surfing at Brooks Street, caused a controversy recently because Myers' work featured an orange surfboard instead of bronze — to the dismay of the City Council.
The council is imposing a "compromise" to move the statue to another location and to have Myers redo the work in bronze.
Of course, the city has a right to determine what it wants to do with its property.
However, Myers needs to be paid his commission for his "time."
Myers under no circumstance should be "required" to change his art for the council's satisfaction. His art should be either returned to him or moved to another location acceptable to the council.