The Right Site Coalition is encouraging the community to help stop the needless destruction of the historic homes on the proposed elementary school site known as Site 9A. The neighbors may have been run out of their homes with illegal threats and intimidation by real estate contractors working for LAUSD, but the historic fabric of this abandoned community still stands.
The Right Site Coalition and the Echo Park Historical Society are in the midst of a CEQA lawsuit against LAUSD that will not be heard until December 18th so in the meantime the school district is attempting to demolition the evidence before the case goes to trial.
Council President Eric Garcetti has said that he would not allow the closure of streets necessary for the school to be built; now we need him to block the issuance of demolition permits for the project. For background on the Site 9A fight click here.
LAUSD will conduct a public hearing this Tuesday, October 10 at Rosemont Elementary School at 6PM. (See attached PDF). Help support the preservation of part of the fabric of our community by acting today.
From the Right Site Coalition:
Please take a moment of your time and fax, call or email CD 13 representative, Council President Eric Garcetti today!
He must request a stay of demolition. The Right Sight Coalition has fought for over a year to stop the LAUSD from foolishly demolishing this essential part of Echo Park. Directly in our Community Center, it is full of historic housing and commercial uses. We need to show LAUSD that when you’re wrong you are wrong.
Enrollment numbers for 06/07 are about to be released and according to a Logan Street Elementary parent, the school was down to 742 students this year. That would mean over 150 less students than last year! Imagine how the other schools have fared.
Please support the Right Sight Coalitions fight to save this part of our neighborhood while preventing LAUSD from putting a school in an area that doesn’t need it! We have a trial date of December 18 for the CEQA lawsuit. Donations for the Right Sight Coalition may be mailed and made out to:
PO Box 261022
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax or send your letters to:
Councilmember Eric Garcetti
5500 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028