On Tuesday, March 14th at 5:45, the City Commission will discuss a new East 9th Street design created by city planners. The Lawrence Arts Center has submitted a letter outlining their plans for spending the remaining ArtPlace funds, which request the City to make an additional $500,000 commitment.
A deep look at ongoing tensions in Boyle Heights around the roles that art and artists play in development schemes that usher in displacement. Ultra-Red member Dont Rhine says, “We are still waiting to see an example of where an arts district didn’t displace a community. The designation of an arts district is a tool of development.”
“All of the 2014-15 East Lawrence Neighborhood Association board members who filed as candidates were reelected Monday in what was one of the most contested and attended elections in the group’s history. ”
“The challenge for those trying to preserve the integrity of these newly desirable neighborhoods is to institute improvements that appeal to residents but repel developers.”
Read the rest of the article about the work of Steve Rasmussen-Cancian here.