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Griffith Park as Historical Landmark?

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Last month, Col. Griffith J. Griffith's grandson and the Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust put in an application has applied to formally preserve the park by getting it designated as a historic landmark. "We're doing it to stop commercialization," the grandson told the Daily News. "They want to build aerial trams, hotels and build restaurants. "We don't need any of it. I believe my great-grandfather would be turning over in his grave." Lots of people support the idea, but one person, Councilman Tom LaBonge is wary of limiting development under the guise of a possible need for infrastructure for things such as water, power and sewer.