East Hollywood On The Move

The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council has layed out their vision for their future in a new video posted at You Tube.  Despite a music choice that made me feel as though I were about to fight a Koopa Troopa, the video is a great watch because the Council envisions a future that includes growing their community around more open space, more affordable housing, and reduced automobile dependency.

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