What A Card Named K 2.5 Means For Your Neighborhood | New Housing East LA | Daily Digest morning edition
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A lightning loop seen from Echo Park on Monday evening. Thanks to Jaymee Christopherson for the photo.
Highland Park fire
Firefighters put out an attic fire this morning in the 5200 Buchanan Avenue block before it spills over to the rest of the house. LAFD
What’s all the fuss about the cards?
Last week, many civic-minded and politically active citizens of the Eastside were buzzing about maps – city council maps, in this case.
They watched virtual meetings for hours; waited indefinitely to voice their opinion in bursts of a minute and implored neighbors and friends to speak out as well.
The maps were drafts of what LA city council districts would look like over the next decade. After countless revisions, the LA City Council Redistribution Commission, which oversees this map-making process, finally selected a recommended draft map – officially known as the K 2.5 Draft Plan – to present to the public. .
Most of the districts in the Eastside council wouldn’t change much. However, District 4 Council represented by Nithya Raman of Silver Lake, would see its territory move considerably to new areas and move away from the neighborhoods which elected it less than a year ago.
Despite the high stakes, changing political boundaries, known as redistribution, is a process that relatively few people follow. Yet it “has an impact on your everyday and real life,” said political consultant Rick Taylor.
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New housing underway for East LA
Construction of 78 affordable and permanent supportive housing units began on land vacant for decades at 3rd Street and Dangler Avenue. A 30 foot mural titled “East Los Luv” will be painted on the facade of the building. The development of the Gold Line is expected to be completed in 2023.
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Funky Sole moves on
The organizers of awesome sole are looking for a new home for the longtime funk and soul dance party after failing to come to an agreement at The echo in Echo Park. Los Angeles Times
Murder on the rise
The LAPD says 285 people were murdered in the city as of September 27, nearly 60 more than at the same time last year. Crosstown
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