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Historic Library Monument Resurrected, Re-Forming the Arts District Beautification Group

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MID-WILSHIRE: "A long forgotten historic library monument will be revealed to the public for the first time in decades on Monday morning at the Memorial Branch Library on Olympic Boulevard," according to a press release from City Councilmember Tom LaBonge's office. The stone monument originally sat in front of the Central Library, but was moved into storage in Griffith Park when the library was renovated in the late '80s and early '90s. LaBonge dug it up and now it'll stand in front of the branch in Mid-Wilshire, "which dates from the same era as the Los Angeles Central Library." [Curbed Inbox]

ARTS DISTRICT: City Councilmember Jose Huizar is vowing to help reinstate the Arts District Business Improvement District, which a handful of property owners went to court to get disbanded. The group was responsible for beautification, trash pick-up, security, marketing, and the like for the neighborhood, and Huizar writes in a newsletter that "Following the dissolution of the Arts District BID, many residents have made it clear to me how much they support the additional services that the BID provided." He's hoping the group can re-form: "My staff and I have held numerous meetings with the City Attorney and City Clerk's Office where we've discussed in great detail how to expedite the BID process. A significant part of the process depends on how quickly the applying non-profit organization can organize and garner a majority of support among impacted property owners. Still, I am certain that with community support, my office and the City's commitment to expedite required city processes, the new BID can be formed as quickly as possible." [Curbed Inbox]