PRESS RELEASE: County Board of Supervisors Approves CD4 Funding for Ford Theatre Trail

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to accept $250,000 from Council District Four’s portion of AB 1290 funds to support the John Anson Ford Theatre Trail Project. The proposed $3.35 million project will provide increased park access, as well as views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and other landmarks.

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October 30, 2018

 

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County Board of Supervisors Approves CD4 Funding for Ford Theatre Trail

 

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to accept $250,000 from Council District Four’s portion of AB 1290 funds to support the John Anson Ford Theatre Trail Project. The proposed $3.35 million project will provide increased park access, as well as views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and other landmarks.

“Los Angeles is best enjoyed outdoors - with it’s natural green spaces and stunning views,” Councilmember Ryu said. “As our City grows, it’s crucial that we expand access to our parks, and create new opportunities for Angelenos to enjoy and explore them. I’m proud to work with Supervisor Kuehl on the John Anson Ford Theatre Trail Project, which will provide some of the greatest vantage points for visitors to soak in Los Angeles.”

The proposed 4,500-foot-long John Anson Ford Theatre Trail would wrap around the John Anson Ford Theatres Complex just southeast of the Hollywood Reservoir, and include interactive signage, ADA-compliant trail segments, restrooms, pedestrian bridges and more. The $250,000 from Councilmember Ryu’s AB 1290 funds, which are allocated by the State for community projects, follows $1.25 million in County & State funding for the trail project, which has been spearheaded by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

“I am very happy to see this project moving forward and thank Councilmember Ryu for his help,” said Supervisor Kuehl. “When the trail is complete, it will be nearly a mile long, looping around the ridgeline of the Ford Theatres with stunning vistas of the Hollywood Sign and reservoir, Griffith Observatory, the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Bowl and downtown LA. This trail is a terrific investment in the future.”

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.


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