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CITIZENS TO PICKET WEHO CITY COUNCIL

by PROTECT PLUMMER PARK Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 6:09 AM
protectplummerpark@gmail.com 323-874-0646

CITIZENS TO PICKET COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM DEMOLISHING A NATIONAL HISTORIC BUILDING

CITIZENS TO PICKET W...
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For Immediate Release:

PROTECT PLUMMER PARK

Contacts:

Stephanie Harker - 310-985-4723

Cathy Blaivas - 323-788-3156

West Hollywood, CA - The fierce, grassroots fight to protect a neighborhood park from unwanted development by the

City of West Hollywood, has intensified as the group, Protect Plummer

Park, has retained the law firm of Luna & Glushon to seek a Temporary Restraining

Order, in an all out attempt to stop the City of West Hollywood from

immediately demolishing the Historic 1938 WPA structures, Great Hall/Long Hall.

The beloved, classic, Spanish Colonial Revival building, known officially as the Community Clubhouse, that

sits in Plummer Park, was listed on the California Register and on the

National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the

Interior, in 2013.

West Hollywood's original 41.3 million dollar, controversial plan to renovate Plummer Park

began in 1994 and was revisited in 2007. The plan was approved in 2010, and

was to be funded primarily by the State, with money from the the City's now defunct redevelopment agency. West Hollywood has been denied the funding twice by the CA Dept. of Finance as the State does not recognize the bonds as an obligation.

It is Protect Plummer Park's contention, that there were never any

alternatives presented to the public and though there has been a fervent outcry

for 2 1/2 years by 100s of residents and over 2,600 signatures on a petition

against the plan, the City, the Mayor and two Councilmen will most

likely vote on Tuesday night, Jan. 21st, 6:30pm, to go forward with immediate demolition of the

historic buildings to gain what the city calls "desired open space."

About 100 citizens plan to picket and to speak out at Tuesday's West Hollywood City Council

meeting to urge the Council to oppose the destruction of this important

piece of history and to include the public in a previously promised redesign more agreeable

to the community members. Other preservation groups; the LA Conservancy, Hollywood

Heritage, the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance and The Living New Deal

have joined Protect Plummer Park in efforts to save historic Great Hall/Long Hall and have urged their members to attend the meeting.

What: Public Demonstration to Stop Demolition

When: TUES, JAN 21, 2014 at 6:00pm- picketing

Council Meeting starts Promptly - 6:30pm

Where: West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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For further information contact:

PROTECT HISTORIC PLUMMER PARK

Phone: 310-985-4723 or 323-788-3156

Email: protectplummerpark@gmail.com

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