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Hollywood Farmers' Market and LA Film School Agree to Coexist Peacefully Until Mid-April, Permanent Parking Solution Still Needed

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Where the LA Film School's parking lot meets the Hollywood Farmers' Market, December 12, 2010 (Photo by SKD's LA Street Scenes via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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It seems the Los Angeles Film School and the Hollywood Farmers' Market have come to a peaceful and long-awaited temporary agreement to the parking access and street closure controversy that has rocked the community for the past few weeks. Last Thursday, a meeting held between the market and its operator, nonprofit Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), the school and Councilman Eric Garcetti's office produced "an agreement that would keep the market open until April 12 while its organizers and the film school seek a permanent solution to the parking problem," according to an AP report published by the Huffington Post.

The Film School took some time to come around to the agreement, however, as over the weekend, word circulated among supporters of the Market that the Film School had once again balked at the agreement and would not sign on the statement.

"Up until almost midnight [Thursday] night, Councilman Garcetti and his staff tried to negotiate mutually-acceptable language which would reflect the basic interests of each side. In the end, we were not able to come up with language which would satisfy the Film School. That is the reason why the Film School is not officially signing-off on the joint statement," explained Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEE-LA Mike Woo in an email sent on December 18th.