Hot on the Quimby money trail, the Downtown News' Anna Scott reports the Department of Recreation and Parks has collected $120 million in fees since 2002. Quimby fees, which are paid by developers, are supposed to be used to build nearby parks, but apparently total chaos resigns at the Department of Rec and Parks, with officials now admitting there's no record of how the money is being spent. A hearing, set for last week, was delayed until Nov. 11. Maybe there's a silver lining or maybe this is just a tactic to divert attention away from all the bad news: The parks department says they'd like to spend $7 million to create a 1.3-acre park at 410 Center Street and a second park at Third and Rose streets in the Arts District. Here's hoping.
· Problems With Park Funds Mount [Downtown News]
· Missing Money and Downtown's Parks [Curbed LA]