Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Echo Park named one of top 10 "Great Neighborhoods in America"

The American Planning Association has designated Echo Park one of ten "Great Neighborhoods in America," which just confirms what I have known for a long time.
I love Echo Park and am proud to live in this robust, diverse community. I love jogging around Echo Park Lake or riding my bike down Sunset to get to work at City Hall. I love being able to grab a cup of tea at Chango or a pastry at Masa or tamales at Celaya Bakery or a cupcake at Delilah's.

I have been proud to work in partnership with many dedicated community organizations, local residents and businesses, city partners, and others to make Echo Park a safer, cleaner place. It is great that our efforts have been recognized.