A Saturday Morning Revisionist Reading from "JOSE's (Huizar) Blog"
I supported the El Sereno community and fought to protect 19 acres of Elephant Hill against a large housing development plan (which I exempted under the new Northeast ICO) that doubled in size over the years and threatened to eradicate an open-space hillside that had been enjoyed by the community for decades. The City of Los Angeles bought the land as part of a lawsuit settlement. (more like paid $9 Million dollars for inflated land so that my fundraiser Ben Reznik would keep quiet about some past deals)
The MRCA proposes a 5-acre trail development from one side of the hill to the other and will assume full maintenance and make infrastructure and drainage improvements. Working with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the MRCA are now applying for a Prop 84 urban greening grant of $1.8 million for Elephant Hill. (What about paying back the $9.1 Million Payout to Reznik's client?) Wednesday’s City Council action in favor of my motion to approve the sale received overwhelming support from the El Sereno community and open-space advocates (Without notice to the community or LA-32 Neighborhood Council) .