Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2467 Corralitas Drive: It Will Always Be Known As The Corralitas Pits Of Doom*

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 17, 2010. The Corralitas Pits of Doom were filled in last week. Lets hope they clean up the trash as quickly as they filled in the pits. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

* 5:45 PM, UPDATE: One of the original developers responsible for the Corralitas Pits of Doom, Albert Y.M. Huang, mayor of the City of San Gabriel, resigned as mayor. He was arrested for assault and purse snatching last Friday.

I met Huang on site and talked to him a number of times in 2006 when they broke ground on the Pits of Doom. My concern was the preservation of the Corralitas Public Staircase since it was already in bad shape before they broke ground.

At the time, unaware of my community leadership, Huang boasted of his connection to City Councilmember Eric Garcetti and that he planned to landscape the triangular portion of vacant lot below the Corralitas Public Staircase because it would enhance the value of 2463 & 2467 Corraltias Drive.

Unfinished homes, ugly rooftops, graffiti, illegal billboard and the Pits of Doom, thanks for improving our neighborhood.