Nodal responded to charges that there has been improper notification of meetings by saying ads were taken out in local newspapers and fliers distributed. ”We changed our design to try to address the concerns of the more than 500 people we met with over the course of six meetings. We are committed to reducing the hardscape and making it as green as possible. Our only ’special interest‘ is to provide open space for the public use that we are proposing.“
At the end of the meeting, Recreation and Parks Supervisor Ed Ferrante said residents’ concerns would be brought to the attention of Recreation and Parks General Manager Ellen Oppenheim. Ferrante added that a public hearing will be held by the Recreation and Parks Commission before it makes a decision. No date has been set. Information about the commission‘s schedule will be available on the department’s Web site at www.laparks.org, or by calling (323) 566-4651.