...at this point, says Mitch O'Farrell of Eric Garcetti's CD-13 office. Mitch said the council president's office was taken aback by news that the LAUSD had posted signs announcing it would close Marathon Street permanently on July 9 -- without having received permission from the city council to take the street from the city.
According to Mitch, the district has "no authorization to [vacate the street] whatsoever. They have received no permits. It hasn’t gone through the city council process. All they’ve done is put in an application." For some, wishing is believing.
Apparently, the school district has realized its folly because they agreed to take down the signs immediately.
"I find this disappointing, and I'm a little stupefied by the gall," Mitch said, adding that he was very glad they were removing the signs.