Community Health, Youth Voices
What should the city of Los Angeles build on a long vacant lot in the heart of Boyle Heights? That question is still unanswered seven years after the city bought the property at the corner of East First Street and South Boyle Avenue where a gas station and laundromat used to stand. Residents at community workshops have suggested affordable housing, inexpensive parking and service-oriented business like grocery stores. Community members worry their ideas won’t shape the city’s final project. “There are good intentions to hear what the community has to say but it’s a long process and there will be a lot of people along the line who won’t get heard.” Read more at Boyle Heights Beat.