As the Griffith Park Proposed Master Plan
wends it's way through the city bureacracy, opposition to some key elements of the plan is stiffening.
These controversial proposed "improvements" (as listed on the Save Griffith Park website) include:
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- Eight multi-level parking structures
- Two aerial tramways
- Street widenings, such as a 117-foot wide Crystal Springs Promenade
- Introduction of traffic into the interior of the Park
- Division of the Park into separate themed "zones"
- Creation of a hotel, restaurant, culinary school and sports complex in the Park's interior
- Redesign of the 18-hole golf course at the expense of the Zoo Magnet School
- A commercial pier on the Los Angeles River at the Los Feliz Bridge
- Additional public-private partnerships and revenue-enhancing schemes
, an organization dedicated to blocking these "improvements", is mobilizing like-minded citizens in an effort to help shape the Master Plan into a framework that protects one of the largest urban parks in the country from excessive development.
To learn more about how to help, visit them on the web here
, where you can find a list of actions that you can take from home. The group is also encouraging concerned residents to attend next Monday's meeting of the Griffith Park Master Plan Working Group
(6:30 PM in the Griffith Park Ranger Station at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive