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Monday, June 01, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Growing Community Backlash over Historic Hazard Park Broken Promise

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, a community backlash is growing against CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar and the "University of Scandalous Conduct (USC)" as Historic Trees and Green Space face removal at Hazard Park, contrary to a supposed agreement to preserve its current configuration.
 Congrats on another Hazard Park Broken Promise. 
Historic Sycamore Trees line left side of Soto Street at Hazard Park in early 1900's
In 2013, this trees were targeted for removal to facilitate widening Soto Street for the "University of Scandalous Conduct's (USC) Health Science Campus Expansion.
Now in 2015, a just re-elected CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, reneges on his promise to preserve Hazard Park in its current incarnation. 
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have discover that a re-elected CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, is facing a growing community backlash in regards to the surprise, pending removal of Historic Native Sycamore Trees and Green Space at Hazard Park. Most discerning community members thought with the University of Southern California (USC) agreement to bypass park land in extending Norfolk Street to Soto, that the current configuration of the park would hold true. But the recent numbering of trees, along with survey stakes, show that Councilman Huizar never intended to fulfill on his pledge to preserve the historic Green Space. We should note that a Special Meeting of the Hazard Park Advisory Board will take place to deal with this apparent breach of promise to Hazard Park advocates. Details below---Scott Johnson.
Hazard Park Advisory Board Special Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Hazard Park Recreation Center
6 PM

Tree # 4.

 Tree # 5
 Tree # 6
Tree # 7
Tree # 8 with survey stake denoting potential lost green space to street widening.
 Tree # 9
 Tree # 10
Tree # 11, with 12 and 13 to follow.

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