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Old 06-02-2018, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Interesting article about the L.A river

Of course now that it might get revitalized and new development we are hearing the cries of gentrification .

Some of the stuff near the L.A river now looks like slums . It’s weird people want things to be nicer but then expect that it won’t cost more to live in those areas once nicer .

As the city celebrates the start of the project, some of the activists who originally championed the revitalization of the river fear that it has become a Trojan horse for gentrification. Sissy Trinh, the Vietnamese-American founder of the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), said that she “recognizes the need for green infrastructure projects like the LA River restoration, but the practical reality is that these types of projects are profit-making opportunities for mega-developers who are creating a speculative economy in our impacted communities.”

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/l...n-displacement
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:43 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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“Wherever the river is, it connects all of us,” said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. “Physically, environmentally, spiritually.”
maybe it's the alcohol but i cant stop laughing. this guy...
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Interesting article about the L.A river

Of course now that it might get revitalized and new development we are hearing the cries of gentrification .

Some of the stuff near the L.A river now looks like slums . It’s weird people want things to be nicer but then expect that it won’t cost more to live in those areas once nicer .

As the city celebrates the start of the project, some of the activists who originally championed the revitalization of the river fear that it has become a Trojan horse for gentrification. Sissy Trinh, the Vietnamese-American founder of the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), said that she “recognizes the need for green infrastructure projects like the LA River restoration, but the practical reality is that these types of projects are profit-making opportunities for mega-developers who are creating a speculative economy in our impacted communities.”

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/l...n-displacement
The L.A. river has never been a piece of art or a piece of anything for that matter.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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maybe it's the alcohol but i cant stop laughing. this guy...
Yeah I thought it was hilarious because I think hardly anyone in L.A thinks about the L.A River like that .
Never seen someone doing yoga , meditating or praying at the L.A river
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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Yeah I thought it was hilarious because I think hardly anyone in L.A thinks about the L.A River like that .
Never seen someone doing yoga , meditating or praying at the L.A river
Change that to "preying" and you would have.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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Didn't the Army of Engineers ruin it, long ago by building a levy? And didn't the City divert the natural waterway?

I don't believe in "gentrification." If something is slummy and ugly and someone wants to make it nice, to me, that is cool and a no-brainer. Who would be dumb enough to say: "No, we want to keep it trashy and ugly."
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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Didn't the Army of Engineers ruin it, long ago by building a levy? And didn't the City divert the natural waterway?

I don't believe in "gentrification." If something is slummy and ugly and someone wants to make it nice, to me, that is cool and a no-brainer. Who would be dumb enough to say: "No, we want to keep it trashy and ugly."
The people who live there and can only afford to, while it is less than it could be.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Cali
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maybe it's the alcohol but i cant stop laughing. this guy...
Thank God he cannot be elected for another term as mayor!
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Thank God he cannot be elected for another term as mayor!
Yeah but his second term is going to be 5 1/2 years ! So we are still stuck with him for a long time .
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Didn't the Army of Engineers ruin it, long ago by building a levy? And didn't the City divert the natural waterway?

I don't believe in "gentrification." If something is slummy and ugly and someone wants to make it nice, to me, that is cool and a no-brainer. Who would be dumb enough to say: "No, we want to keep it trashy and ugly."
Wide variance between slummy and ugly on one had, and prohibitive to anyone earning less than 6 figures individually or 150k with 2 earners on the other hand.
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