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.