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Beverly Hills News – La Cienega Park to be Discussed at City Council Study Session Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 12:10 PM

By Victoria Talbot

Following a community meeting on Dec. 10, 2014, Community Services Director Steve Zoet will present a summary of the public comments regarding the future of the park and possible improvements at the Feb. 3 City Council Study Session.

Following the completion of the new facility at Roxbury Park, the City is looking to the future of the La Cienega Park facilities, and seeking public input. 

After contentious and heated community meetings which were in conflict with a plan presented by Community Services for Roxbury Park, the City Council determined that any plans would be the result of community input for La Cienega’s facilities. The intention to do the Community’s bidding is clearly evident this time, as Mayor Bosse rejected attempts by Community Services to put forth any designs. 

A summary of those initial comments will be presented to the Council. About 50 people attended that preliminary meeting; City Staff will be seeking Council’s direction in scheduling additional outreach on this issue.

Among the issues at the Center that require remedy are the rodent infestations through decay in the structure, updated plumbing and electrical, leaking roofs, sewer upgrades, air conditioning, heating, ventilation, door hardware and space limitations that create licensing and compliance issues for the preschool that operates there. 

The infrastructure is old and decaying from heavy use, and the City is considering the way forward for rehabilitation.

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