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Photo by Cinthia Gonzales

Photo by Cinthia Gonzales

Update: The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council will not hold a vote on the Wyvernwood development until a March meeting. Check with us for updates

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council announced Tuesday that it will readdress all topics discussed at its January 23, 2013 General Board meeting, including the motion to approve the redevelopment project of the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments.

Last month’s meeting, where the board voted 9-3 in support of the redevelopment, was relocated from its scheduled location at the Boyle Heights Senior Center to the nearby Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple because the Senior Center was locked.

According to the council’s website, “the emergency location change did not fulfill appropriate 24-hour notice of location change,” and therefore all items from that meeting will be annulled.

This will give the neighborhood council another chance to make a recommendation to the city council on the controversial future of Wyvernwood.

Opponents have been actively pushing petitions to stop the New Wyvernwood through social media, personal videos and most recently created a short video in response to how the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council handled the January meeting and vote. Last Sunday, a large crowd gathered at the complex for a community block party with the slogan “Somos Wyvernwood” organized against the redevelopment.

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council General Board meeting will take place at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2013 at the Boyle Heights Senior Citizens Center, 2839 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, Ca 90033.

The meeting’s agenda will be posted at least 72-hours prior to the meeting as per the Brown Act, according to BHNC.net.

Lourdes Espinoza contributed to this report.

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4 Responses to “Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to rehear Wyvernwood redevelopment proposal”

  1. Elbatmanuel February 21, 2013

    Wyvernwood is a dilapidated ghetto. It’s time for change, bring the area into the 21st century not keep it a historic slum.

  2. Jonathan Malachi Olivares-Bueno February 25, 2013

    I understand why there is so tention about this topic. Many of us young people who grew in Boyle Heights look at it as a window to what might be gentrification. Yes, I said the “g” word, and it makes a lot of Latinos and other ethnic minorities afraid or to a certain extent it makes me get defensive. The though of seeing families of my communities removed from their homes frightens me and if it would happen … I would angered and upset because growing up in Boyle Heights, I learned the value of people over property or money. I learned that things should be done with consideration, considering the historical context of our actions.
    If Wyvernwood is to be redeveloped, it should be done by and for the people. Wyvernwood is a place for families not for private interest.
    Jonathan Malachi Olivares-Bueno