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Friday, March 25, 2011

LaBonge's laundry list for Griffith Park

It certainly didn't take long for newly re-elected councilman Tom LaBonge to start work on leaving his legacy all over Griffith Park.

Here's the letter he presented to Recreation and Parks Commission President Barry Sanders at Wednesday's meeting.

The devil lies in items like #15, where less is certainly far, far more.

And item #4. The re election of all City Council incumbents will likely result in the mass giving away of public assets and public funds to chosen non-profits and campaign contributors reaching an all-time high over the next four years.

Then there is item #1 - the Griffith Park Master Plan now reduced to a Vision Plan so that it can be filed away and ignored. Public meeting about this as the Griffith Park Master Plan Working Group meets with the Department of Recreation and Parks ostensibly to discuss:

Thursday March 31st, 2:00 p.m.
Ranger Station Auditorium
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park

Reality check: Recreation and Parks isn't in full control of what happens to the Master Plan.

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