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LAEDC Urges Support of Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan

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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Chief Operating Officer, David Flaks, submits the following statement into record regarding Item No. 57 on the Special Meeting agenda of the Los Angeles City Council on June 25, 2013:

“The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), an organization dedicated to promoting job growth, economic expansion and preserving the overall global competitiveness of Los Angeles County, urges the City Council of Los Angeles to adopt the ordinances establishing the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP).  The CASP is one of the first planning efforts in the nation to envision an area that successfully accommodates modern industrial uses with a mixed-use, transit-oriented development hub.  Through coordination with all stakeholders—including the LAEDC and its membership—the CASP sets forth a truly visionary plan for the future of Los Angeles: one in which good-wage, middle-class jobs in manufacturing can be coupled with affordable housing options and access to mass transit, creating a true ecosystem to support our residents and grow our economy.  We would like to thank members of the City Council, City Planning Commission, Mayor’s Office, and City Planning for engaging in dialogues with us about this plan and how we can achieve dual goals of creating transit-oriented development with affordable living options as well as preserving, growing, and expanding our jobs-producing land so people are afforded the opportunity to pursue high-value manufacturing jobs.”