Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On The Agenda: Echo Park council takes up gang injunction; potential name change

By Tony Cella

The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council is scheduled to debate its position on the Echo Park gang injunction  tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cisneros Learning Center.

Other agenda items include:

  • Changing the body’s name to Echo Park Neighborhood Council
  • Possible action on a proposed, seven-home development on Rosemont Street

Click here to review the entire agenda. The meeting will be held tonight, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Cisneros Learning Center, 1018 Mohawk St.

Tony Cella is a freelance reporter who has covered crime and grime in Los Angeles, New York City and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Click here to contact Cella with questions, comments or concerns.

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  1. Yeahhhhhh, ‘debate’ with your neighborhood gang members. Just like that super productive, not at all awkward post-gang shooting neighborhood meeting, where everyone came to discuss keeping our streets safer which just devolved into the gang claiming no one was a gang member while they mad-dogged their neighbors. THAT WAS FUN AND HELPFUL.

  2. I couldn’t attend due to work. Does anyone have any updates? I hope the turn out was a positive and productive one. Also, i hope that the council kept in mind the problems that passing this injunction will cause within the community. Thank you.

    • I can confirm that the meeting was very positive. There was broad consensus around objections to the injunction. Art Goldberg was eloquent, Kim ? from Youth Justice Coalition is impressively charismatic and knowledgable, Paula Guadron from STAY emphasized our need for social programs as an alternative to the injunction…many other speakers spoke against the injunction. The city attorney was informative and advocated for the injunction persuasively–but he was just attempting to mollify the opposition. He did cede 5 minutes of his time to Mr. Goldberg! This after Ari was booed for at first ruling on his own that Art couldn’t speak. Can’t write it all down now. But my hunch is that the council might decide to support the injunction despite all of the public opposition. Who knows….

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