MAYOR ELECT ERIC GARCETTI, THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS OPENS ECHO PARK JUNE 15

EPCC NEWS

June 17, 2013

MAYOR ELECT ERIC GARCETTI, THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS OPENS ECHO PARK JUNE 15

Los Angeles—“ Echo Park is your park,Echo Park is back! “

Mayor elect of los Angeles, Eric Garcetti opened Echo Park after its two years of $ 45 million renovation with the sounds of gongs festivities and loud cheers of more than a thousand people who attended the opening last Saturday morning, June 15, 2013.

Garcetti also lauded the residents of Echo Park for their support for Prop 8; “ You supported Prop 8, your initiative to save Echo Park lake and make use of water and save the wetlands. This is your lake and you saved it.”

The Mayor elect also commended all the agencies and organizations involved in the use of recycled water from the storm drains to the lake. The Echo Park Lake which opened as a water reservoir in 1900’s was closed for two years and will formally host the Asian Lotus Festival in July 2014.

New Council member O’Farrel

Also on hand during the program was the newly elected District 13 Council member Mitch O Farrell who succeeds Eric Garcetti. Former CD 13. The incoming council member Mitch O’Farrell won over his rival John Choi by a margin of 1,455 votes during the run-off election last May 21.

On his so made a brief remarks on the opening of Echo Park. Councilman. Garcetti pointed out on his speech that Echo Park’s renovation was “ one of Council Member O’Farrel’s project while he was the District 13 Director under Councilman Eric Garcetti.”

Exhibit booths from different community organizations and Filipino-American community leaders from FACLA, District 5 of the GEPENC, PALAD, American Apparel and city Agencies like the DWP, Public Works, and others were at the opening as well as The Park Finest Restaurant who served grilled foods at the park.

Community organizations like the East Wind Youth Foundations also performed a Dragon Dance at the program before the opening of the park. City officials led by Mayor-elect Garcetti also graced the program.

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