$18 million for Boyle Heights & Eagle Rock street improvements; the Echo Park music writer behind Aquarium Drunkard

Silver Lake | Ross Reyes

Silver Lake | Ross Reyes

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  • Music writer Justin Cage of Echo Park has established himself as an influential music industry curator and reviewer through his Aquarium Drunkard blog, which was the first to write about the Emmy-nominated group Alabama Shakes. L.A. Times
  • An estimated $18 million in public funds have been allocated for street improvements in Boyle Heights and Eagle Rock, including pedestrian lighting along Colorado Boulevard, new median islands along Eagle Rock Boulevard and sidewalk and traffic improvements near the Pico Gardens housing project. EGP News

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  1. I’m wondering why Huizar’s district secured all
    Those funds and Cedillo’s district didn’t. Am I not understanding allocation? Congrats go out to Eagke Rock and Boyle Heights, but Highland Park sure could use some $ to create a safer Figueroa corridor and I don’t mean a few benches and painted crosswalk.

  2. Cedillo has the reputation of having a terrible sense for what makes a city good from an urban planning perspective. From what I can tell he really would be more suited to represent a suburban community. The lesson is even local elections matter greatly.

    While Huizer is far from perfect he does at least understand what makes a city tick, as he should considering he has a masters degree in urban planning from Princeton. He has to know how important street trees are to the quality of life in our city but since the billboard companies give him so much free advertising at election times it seems he has been corrupted into siding with the billboard companies who want to continue to be able to hack city street trees with no consequences over his constituents who want to protect the street trees.

    • “The lesson is even local elections matter greatly.”

      This. And often moreso than the abstract soap opera in D.C. and on CNN (largely soundbites and hyperbole.)

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