City agrees to let 'Starry Night' mural stay, waives fines and pays family $15,000

The City of Mount Dora made a decision on the controversial 'Starry Night' mural on Tuesday night.

The city agreed to a settlement, waiving the family's $10,000 in fines. They also agreed to pay the family $15,000. The mayor of Mount Dora has apologized to the family.

The homeowners painted the mural as a marker for their son who has autism, stating that it helps him find his way home. They also say they got permission before painting it, but the city previously stated that it violates the city's land development code. Until yesterday, the homeowners were fined $100 a day.