The Eastsider posted photos last week of the tagging that covered the west and south facing sides of a seven-story building on Sunset Boulevard half way between Echo Park and downtown. The tagging has also spread to the east side (pictured) of the vacant building, which once served as the headquarters for the Metropolitan Water District, located at the base of Victor Heights. The tagging was first reported by residents in March before it spread across and up the see-through office tower, said Richard Reyes, a field deputy for Councilmen Ed Reyes. “It’s terrible, said Reyes at Thursday night’s meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Assn.
What are city officials doing about the blight? They are writing a letter, Reyes said. The letter will soon be sent to the Holly Hill Community Church, which owns the property, to clean up the tagging and secure the building from vandals and the homeless. If the response is not suitable, Reyes said the matter would be referred to other city agencies.