Good news on the Derby front: the GGPNC site
are reporting that the overwhelming community response to the news of the Cultural Heritage Commission's initial reluctance to consider the Derby for Historic Cultural Monument status has led to a change of heart amongst the Commission's members.
Following impassioned pleas from Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Save the Derby's
own Rebecca Goodman, Marcello Vavala and Jay Platt of the L.A. Conservancy
, and GGPNC Board Member Bruce Carroll, amongst others, the Commission relented and passed by a 4-0 vote a motion to consider the case for the Derby.
It's just another step on a long, long road, but it does bring the Derby measurably closer to gaining at least temporary protection from Adler Realty's bulldozers.To learn how to contact Councilmember Tom LaBonge on behalf of the Derby click here. For more on the Historic Cultural Monument nomination process click here.