Possible New Hollywood Park and Why Mike Feuer is Totally Rad.
State Assemblymember Mike Feuer represents the 42nd District, which includes parts of Hollywood, West Hollywood, the Westside, Sherman Oaks and Studio City -- basically, hill hugging 'hoods.
Yesterday, he came out with his first e-mail newsletter (you can sign up here). It was well-done, informative and used the new "My Maps" feature on Google Maps. The Google Maps part make hims like totally rad. You can view his district and the proposed plot of park land via Google "My" Maps. Go Mike, you web 2.0 hunk. We are so sick of district maps in humongous PDF files that are unreadable anyway.
From his e-mail newsletter:
Hollywood has very little park space, though it is one of the most densely-populated areas of our city. Last month, at the urging of the community, I contacted CalTrans [sic] to urge the removal of a vacant lot at the intersection of Ivar/Franklin from an upcoming auction of excess real property. This land, which had previously been held for a possible transportation-related project, has long been viewed by the community as a possible site for a park. CalTrans [sic] agreed, and recently completed an appraisal of the land for a possible direct sale to Los Angeles. I have been working closely with Councilmembers Eric Garcetti and Tom LaBonge on this project.