As the community continues to be divided over the proposed development at the intersection of Manchester Blvd and Vermont Ave, 2UrbanGirls received a “Letter to the Editor” about a recent community meeting held on the subject.
So MHD sent his field reps & No reps from Maxine office however I’m quite sure they didn’t get an invite. I didn’t even get a invite one of the stakeholders sent me a text as a heads up!
A rep from Metro (Stephanie Wiggins) was there with a PowerPoint sharing there plans of this tranist workforce preparatory high school, people from the community asked the following questions.
•Why can’t you guys partner up with an existing school such as (Southwest JR college, Washington High, Crenshaw High) – Response didn’t want to deal with the process of LAUSD
•Why would Metro create something like this without doing a Pilot program first to see if this is successful – Response this will be the first free school
•How will your classroom be built out, who will facilitate, course materials – No Response, will have answers next meeting.
•Rep from retail recruitment (Daneil Tellanlian) – unprepared haven’t gotten any retailer to commit & No pharmacy not enough room in there plans. Parking for grocery store limited space.
My overall thoughts, this County project not good for this location we need economic growth on more than anything Vermont Manchester is our main corridor, we need basic necessities for a community to thrive. It feels like our Councilman is forcing us to stay in poverty.
Concerned resident in Council District 8