Streetsblog Summer Series Concludes with Tom LaBonge on State of Open Space

The Streetsblog Summer Series concludes with a live Google Hangout/YouTube broadcast with City Council Member Tom LaBonge. LaBonge, the Chair of the City Council Committee on Parks and Aging, will talk with Matt Tinoco at noon on Thursday.

This time we’ll just be talking about parks and open space. Tinoco, who has produced the series this summer while I handled the interviews, will take the lead in the interview this time. As always, if you have any questions for LaBonge you can leave them in the comments section or tweet with hashtag #sblasummer.

The hangout will be broadcast at our YouTube page, SoCal StreetsTube. After the interview has concluded, we will archive the broadcast for public viewing.

  • Mark Glassock

    Here’s my question for my Council Member:

    “Dear Council Member LaBonge, I am a CD-4 constituent that works in South LA. One major issue that many neighborhoods in LA face is a severe lack of green space fueling epidemics of obesity and cardiovascular disease. With that, many of those same neighborhoods have a disproportionate amount of public and private vacant land. Some of these parcels are blighted and have been that way for decades. What are you doing to support interim-use or longer term public private partnerships for these empty spaces so that they can be used for healthy places like parks, community gardens, and social enterprise ventures without being a burden on the current city budget? Thank you.”

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