Deep in the heart of the badlands there's a body of water that soon will disappear. According to the DWP, "Recent drinking water rules and regulations require covering Elysian Reservoir" on the east side of Elysian Park. Yeah. Bromate. But there still remain choices in regard to use of this public parkland. We can either watch the DWP put some kind of metal lid over the reservoir and raise a fence around it (the less expensive choice), or we can vote to have them put grass over the 14 acres in question and leave the green space open to the people. (Personal sentiment disclaimer: I want the grass.) This is the "buried tanks" option that will be one of three boxes to check in the vote the DWP is putting to the people this Saturday in Echo Park.
They don't call it a vote. DWP language: "Options for the 14-acre property...will be presented to solicit your opinions. Please attend."
Yes. Please do.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (formal presentation at 11 a.m.)
Logan Street Elementary cafeteria
1711 Montana St. (Entrance on Montana St.)
For more information: 213-367-4466
The Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park is strong in its sentiments: