Monday, June 22, 2015

O'FARRELL TAKES A STEP TO CLOSE PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL, AGAINST EARLIER STATEMENT

Weeks after his press deputy insisted that plans to permanently close the Micheltorena Pedestrian Tunnel amounted to an unfounded rumor, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell filed a motion in city council to request a cost report on closure. That is, he needs to know how much money to come up with to close a tunnel he said he has no plans for, though I first learned about those plans from another one of his deputies in April.

Art supporters in Silver Lake hope to make an outdoor gallery out of the tunnel that extends under Sunset Boulevard, what used to be a pedestrian passageway designed to get kids on foot to school safely. They hold the Cypress Village Art  Tunnel as their model, and hope to stop the cementing before the city finds the money to get it done.