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Considering Griffith Park's Future

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Today's the day that the city's Cultural Heritage Committee will review an application to make Griffith Park historic: Griffith Van Griffith and his family trust have applied for Historic Cultural Monument status, which if approved, would make the park the country's largest historic landmark. City Councilman Tom LaBonge is skeptical of the idea, worrying it could affect the park's maintenance and infrastructure (sewers, etc.); Ken Bernstein, manager of the Cultural Heritage Commission tells the LA Times' Joanna Lin a historical designation would not "freeze historic properties at a point in time." If the Cultural Historic Commission decides to formerly consider the application, they'll ultimately also have to decide whether to pass the matter to the full City Council. [LA Times]