"what we did was to use the nightlife to bring back the day life"
OK. For starters, the above statement by Eric Garcetti is a nightmare. What the out-of-control proliferation of booze laden nightclubs in close proximity to residents has produced is....loud drunks at night, doing various nasty and/or violent things in one's driveway. Drunk drivers everywhere, screeching around corners, shouting, fighting,eliminating, drinking some more, etc. You get the picture. Nice one, Eric.
As for the gentrification that has driven out the Hispanics: It's not only Hispanics who have fled due to higher rents, but creative artists as well. Musicians, painters, film crew, struggling actors, artists of all kinds, used to make up the Hollywood neighborhoods. Then, around the late 70's and early 80's and, in came the waves of Hispanics. It was amazing to watch this place change before my eyes, into a Latino haven. This brought gang violence with it. We had shootings all the time. We formed a neighborhood watch group and patrolled our neighborhood with the Guardian Angels. OK. .That said, I think I prefer the old days of the Guardian Angels to the current days of gangs of drunks swinging bottles of booze toward your car while you hold your breath hoping they don't smash your windscreen in. There are more residents sharing apartments as well; the rents are so high now that a single person can't afford to live there alone. So, there are 2-3 times as many cars and many fewer parking spaces. Ahh, what improvements, Mr. Garcetti.
Hipsters have ALWAYS lived in Hollywood. If 'hipsters' means artists and creative types of hip people---not braindead clubbies or yuppies. I'm sad to see my neighborhood transformed from one of real artistic interest, into a boring, yawn-inspiring, corporately driven landscape. That's not what made Hollywood so cool. It's the people who make it cool. This false Hollywood, "vision for the future" is some corporately driven plan that has nothing to do with Hollywood. It is in the process of erasing everything that Hollywood was about. The 'new residents of Hollywood' who come and live in the tiny cubicle condos in skyscrapers facing the Hollywood Hills, are not Hollywood. Hollywood is gone, baby, gone.