Topic Mitch O’Farrell
Officials across multiple agencies can’t explain why a portion of the park remains closed, but it’s a part of an alarming citywide trend of restricting public spaces.
Across Los Angeles, unhoused Angelenos are being forced out of their communities in the name of preserving public space for “all citizens” — but who does that really include?
In a bizarre move, the CD 13 Councilmember announced the reopening of Echo Park Lake and only invited a single news outlet.
One iconic park remains conspicuously shuttered as more and more of Los Angeles re-opens.
A brief primer on O’Farrell and how the Echo Park gentrification endgame has been building for decades.
Leaked audio from local news helicopters reveals animosity toward Echo Park Lake residents.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
On January 24th, Councilmember O’Farrell’s Chief of Staff was e-mailed Ashley Bennett’s business card. On February 3rd, Bennett was fired.
Tired of trying to justify the city’s inhumane sweeps of unhoused residents, Mitch O’Farrell’s office focuses on proper word choice.