ACTION ALERT!



City Council Hearing on Fresh & Easy’s Proposal for a Neighborhood Market in South LA
Wednesday, December 8th 2010  10:00 AM
Council Chambers  City Hall Room #340
200 N. Spring Street  Los Angeles 90012

Fresh & Easy is the first full-service grocer to express an interest in locating in South Los Angeles in more than 20 years. An appeal, based largely on the market’s design, has been filed against the market proposed for Crenshaw and 52nd Street . The appeal will be heard at next week's City Council meeting as part of the Council’s regular agenda.

If you want to have more healthy food choices in South LA and are tired of traveling outside our community to buy wholesome foods, we encourage you to:

1. Sign up with Tanishia and attend this meeting. A bus will be available from CHC to City Hall and back.
2. Contact the following Council offices today to express your concerns and continue to contact through December 8th, 2010:

District 1 – Ed Reyes (213) 473-7001; councilmember.reyes@lacity.org
District 2 – Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002; councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org
District 10 – Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (213) 473-7010; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org
District 13 – Eric Garcetti (213) 473-7013; councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org
District 14 – Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014; councilmember.huizar@lacity.org
District 15 – Janice Hahn (213) 473-7015; councilmember.hahn@lacity.org
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (213) 978-0600 or (213) 978-0721; mailto:mayor@lacity.org
3. Pass this Action Alert on to your networks.
4. Complete the attached postcard and email it to Tanishia@chc-inc.org or fax to 323.295.9467. Contact Tanishia for printed copies to distribute to your networks.

To coordinate our efforts and demonstrate our strength in numbers, RSVP and return postcards to Tanishia Wright with Community Health Councils at tanishia@chc-inc.org or 323.295.9372 x225.

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Comment by Heather Lee Presha on December 6, 2010 at 11:45am
Thank you Danielle!!!! I need more people to help! Please spread the word. I also have a petition for folks to sign if they can not go to the hearing on Wednesday. Please email me if you'd like to sign: heatherpresha@aol.com
Comment by Danielle Holland on December 6, 2010 at 11:40am
I'll be there Heather!!!!! About freak'in time a major is looking at this neighborhood! I'm so sick of having to leave my home area because there aren't any stores I shop at, in Leimert Park! What do we as a community, have to do to make sure FRESH & EASY or TRADER JOE'S hears from us?
Comment by enhager on December 3, 2010 at 11:40pm
Here is Winnifred Jackson's (HOPE) response - http://citywatchla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&a...
Comment by enhager on December 3, 2010 at 11:29pm
Comment by enhager on December 1, 2010 at 9:47pm
Background and previous stories about Fresh & Easy coming to Leimert and Crenshaw
Comment by enhager on December 1, 2010 at 5:28pm
Tanisha said that there is an appeal in opposition to the development of the store that was filed by a group called HOPE. They apparently are a part of the Park Mesa Neighborhood Council, even though the President of the Council is in full support of the supermarket.

Tanshia said that the Communty Health Council "is only concerned with bringing fresh and affordable foods into our community and since Fresh & Easy is the only grocer willing to come into the area, we have decided to support them in any way we can."

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