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Saturday, November 12, 2011
SAVE South Central Farm NOW! PROTEST THEN COUNCIL MEETING!
Tuesday, November 15 · 8:00am - 11:00am
LA City Hall 200 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Its time to protest at City Hall.... *Protest 8:00 AM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 THEN…RIGHT AFTER PROTEST... *10:00 AM LA CITY COUNCIL MEETING,
Los Angeles City Council at Nov. 15th, 2011 10:00 a.m.
200 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles City Council to vote on Tuesday whether to allow a garment factory warehouse to be built on original South Central Farm...The South Central Farmers along with other organizations have proposed an alternative plan for development that will preserve green space, park land, farm land, and community space.
Councilmember Jan Perry's proposed in lieu amendment to the settlement between the City of Los Angeles and Libaw-Horowitz ignores the long-term, quality-of-life issues facing the area's residents.
The existing 2003 agreement included a pledge from Mr. Horowitz to transfer 2.6 acres of the former "Lancer" site in South Central Los Angeles to the Department of Recreation and Parks for development of soccer fields. The proposed amendment sponsored by Councilmember Perry would release Mr. Horowitz from that pledge and would instead allow him to pay $3.6 million in in lieu fees to be used for park improvement purposes in the surrounding vicinity, adding those 2.6 acres to the adjacent approximate 11.5 acres of zoned industrial land.
The 2003 City Council's provision of the settlement agreement calling for soccer fields specifically addressed the community's desire, expressed for a decade and more since the protests against the Lancer Incinerator project, for such. To forfeit that promise and neighborhood benefit in the wake of the current financial downturn would, for short-term purposes, subvert the community's long-term goal of increasing access to park land and create a precedent that will inevitably inure to the detriment of the City as a whole and its residents. SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM
CLEAN AIR FOR OUR CHILDREN
LA, KEEP YOUR PROMISE!www.southcentralfarmers.com
Items for Which Public Hearings Have Been Held - Items 18-38 ITEM NO. (18)
11-1524 CD 9 ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending an agreement with Libaw-Horowitz Investment Company concerning the Lancer Property (41st and Alameda) and establishing a trust fund for the receipt and disbursement of funds. Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR: 1. FIND that the establishment of the Lancer Site Recreational Improvements Trust Fund is considered an administrative activity and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2(f), of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE amending the previous Agreement entered into by the Harbor Department and Libaw-Horowitz Investment Company concerning the Lancer Property (41st and Alameda) in Council District Nine to convert from land to cash and establishing the Lancer Site Recreational Improvements Trust Fund for the cash pledge of $3,573,365 to be used for park purposes in Council District Nine. 3. APPROVE the Termination and Release of Pledge Agreement and Associated Cash Pledge of $3,573,365 between Libaw-Horowitz Investment Company and the Harbor Department (attached to the Harbor Commission report dated August 4, 2011, in the Council File). 4. AUTHORIZE and DIRECT the Executive Director of the Board of Harbor Commissioners to execute, and the Board Secretary to attest, to: a. Termination and Release of Pledge Agreement between Libaw-Horowitz Investment Co. and the Harbor Department. b. The associated Cash Pledge Agreement between Libaw-Horowitz Investment Company and the Harbor Department. 5. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with the assistance of Council District Nine, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and other departments as appropriate to establish a process for the implementation and payment of funds associated with the Cash Pledge Agreement. Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of these actions. The City will receive $3,573,365 to be placed in the Lancer Site Recreational Improvements Trust Fund upon adoption of the proposed Ordinance. Community Impact Statement: None submitted. (Arts, Parks, and Neighborhoods Committee waived consideration of the above matter)