O’FARRELL HOSTS LITTLE ARMENIA TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS CULTURAL ENHANCEMENTS

LITTLE ARMENIA -- Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell met with cross-section of constituents, including many in the Armenian-American community, to discuss cultural enhancements to this East Hollywood neighborhood as the Council office gears up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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Constituents gathered together on Saturday, March 28th, to engage with city staff to provide perspective on cultural enhancements for Little Armenia, including a gateway, enhanced lighting fixtures, decorative benches, historic signage, and sidewalk stamps.

“I feel strongly about preserving and enhancing the culture within Little Armenia,” said O’Farrell, who represents the only officially designated “Little Armenia” in the United States. “I want to thank the members of the community, along with the Department of Cultural Affairs, who participated in the collaborative process.”

Attendees were supportive of the proposed enhancements, and were provided surveys to help collect additional input and preferences. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Council District 13 staff will analyze the suggestions and draft a project proposal.

The March for Justice will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which will take place on April 24, starting in the 13th District. More information can be found here: http://www.march4justice.org/

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