We had volunteers who came on with the knowledge that they would get nothing if we didn’t raise money through Spot.Us. It was for the community. And we wrote, compiled, videotaped and mapped the definitive story on this 20-acre decrepit shopping center also known as Marlton Square. And people with websites all over Los Angeles took note. Maybe it will help. At least many of us know more than we did.
I quickly made a list of things I’d like to know more about, talked to Anh Don at Spot.Us and we chose these topics:
• Fast Food Ban - Even though zoning laws are used to keep auto mechanics and adult bookstores out of some areas, employing land use to change people's eating habits has been excoriated (usually only by those who don't live in the affected South LA areas. No one wants another McDonald’s by their house). It's been in place for a year (or two) and is set to expire soon (though I hear it will be be extended until a new zoning plan is adopted?). What did it do? Will it affect future building?
• Alleys - Transforming unsued abandoned alleys from crime and dumping magnets into green, gathering spaces. There is like a hundred miles of unused alleys in LA, mainly in older parts of the city lacking parks.
• Role model - South Los Angeles has had more than its share of millionaires over the years - Darryl Strawberry, Paul Pierce, Venus and Serena Williams, Len Dykstra, Keyshawn Johnson. But there's seems so little commercial investment in the community. Only Magic Johnson has tried it - and he's been super successful. His movie theater (closed for renovation), TGI Fridays, Starbucks and 24-hour fitness are always packed. Why haven't others followed?
Then I thought, let’s ask the community.
Tell me which of these three stories you’d like to know more about. If you have ideas for future stories tell me about that, too.
So that's why there is a pop up. But also feel free to leave a comment.
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