Upon being elected to office, Mayor Garcetti committed to spending a day in the district with each of the 15 Councilmembers to learn about their priorities and projects. Recently, Mayor Garcetti spent time in CD3 with Councilmember Bob Blumenfield focusing on the district’s thriving business-development climate. Today, Thursday May 29, is CD4’s turn.
Mayor Garcetti will spend the morning with Councilmember Tom LaBonge to visit the new Purple Line extension and tour iconic attractions to discuss economic development in Council District. The three sights include: Metro Purple Line Excavation Shaft, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Urban Light, and the Pan Pacific Park Senior Center. Additionally, Mayor Garcetti and Councilmember LaBonge will tour other places of interest by car.
- 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Visit Metro Purple Line Excavation Shaft | 6000 W. Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
- 10:05 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Visit the Urban Light Installation at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Discuss Tourism | 6001 W. Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
- 11:00 to 11:15 a.m. – Tour Pan Pacific Park Senior Center, Visit Senior Angelenos | 141 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Earlier this year, after announcing 2013 was a record tourism year in L.A., Mayor Garcetti announced his goal of attracting 50 million visitors by 2020. Mayor Garcetti said he looks forward to working with Councilmember LaBonge to boost the city’s tourism and economy.
Last week, Mayor Garcetti traveled to Washington, D.C. to announce that L.A. had secured $1.25 billion in federal funding for the Metro Purple Line Extension.
Members of both Metro and LACMA leadership will join the pair at their respective stops on today’s tour.
Be sure to follow both City leaders on their Instagram accounts for a collection of images for the day.