Monday, March 4, 2013


Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 27, 2013.  With little rain this year, native Arroyo Lupines are blooming when they're just a foot tall.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

In case you haven't bothered to look at the stack of political propaganda crammed in your mailbox every day for the past few weeks, there's a City election tomorrow. 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Community Residents' Association for Parks cannot endorse political candidates.  However, we are primarily focused on the City Council race for Council District 13,  where 12 men are running to replace termed out Eric Garcetti (who's running for mayor).  Why should you care?  The City Councilmember has a lot of influence over what type of development does or doesn't happen in his district.

Development history on the Red Car  Property dates back to 1905 (before it was even within the City limits).  Speculators have failed to develop the property since Peggy Stevenson was our City Councilmember (Mike Woo's predecessor).  Jackie Goldberg famously stood up to developers on the behalf of our neighborhood when we defeated a zone change at the City Planning Commission in 1995.

We suggest you look closely at candidates' records of work in the community and note which ones have carpetbagged in hopes of being the next liberal "Chosen One." 

Follow the money: LA City Ethics Dept website

See also:
The Eastsider Ballot Box
LA Times CD13 endorsement