At a meeting a few months ago, residents somewhat seriously suggested they would lie down in front of the space shuttle to keep it from going through Leimert Park. Some one said the streets were already messed up (to put in new sewers and for resurfacing projects) and another said there was already too much construction (to bring the nearly billion dollar light rail to our neighborhood).
But it sounds like we are on the right path to get to see history and to save as many trees as possible and replacing the ones we lose with more mature trees. Read the ABC national story here.
Never again will a space shuttle roll down our streets - and the Endeavour will stop at Crenshaw and King. Remember the hoopla over that stupid rock that took weeks to get to LACMA? This is a lot more exciting.
The ECWANDC Community Task Force meeting will discusses the transport of the space shuttle, apparently with representatives from the California Science Center.
The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 am to noon at the Community Health Councils, 3731 Stocker – Suite 201. Call (323) 295-9372 for more info.
The North Area Neighborhood Development Councilis also discussing the issue with Lark Galloway-Gilliam, president of the ECWANDC and Executive Director Community Health Councils.The California Science Center is also expected to attend. The NANDC meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at MLK Park near the corner of Western and King Blvd.
This is the ECWANDC task force's first meeting, but the Science Center has had met with the ECWANDC and other groups several times on the matter.
City Urban Forestry and Valley Crest will present a proposal to replant trees along Crenshaw and MLK Blvd. They are asked to provide a Street by street listing and visual display of replacements.
· Size of tree well
· Specie options
· Side walk depth
· Number and % of trees being removed per street
· Number and % if trees to be replanted and/or added.
Also requested: Notifying occupants within 1000 feet radius of the trees to be removed.
This above is taken from an email from Lark.
Yesterday the California Science Center sent the following statement from the president of the California Science Center Jeff Rudolph:
"The Space Shuttle Endeavour will arrive on Sept. 20 and will be transported on city streets to the center in Exposition Park in October. It will be one of the largest things ever to move over a city street in Los Angeles history. To make way for the shuttle the Science Center, working the cities of Los Angeles and Inglewood will be moving power lines, street light and trees. For every tree that will be removed, two will be planted with higher quality trees and we will make additional improvements to beautify the cities. Two years of tree maintenance will also be provided by the California Science Center Foundation."
I personally have heard that many of the trees on Crenshaw were to be removed in a year's time to make way for the construction of the Crenshaw light rail train. Also my wife works at the California Science Center.
According to the LA CIty website these are the trees to be removed, which include a number of trees on King and some near the corner of Crenshaw and King:
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