The city's Rec & Parks department has decided to shut down the long-running paddle boats on Echo Park because they sustain a deficit. As Jenny Burman at LAObserved notes, how are no-fee soccer fields, tennis courts and Griffith Park city money makers? Councilman Garcetti managed to keep the boats running through the summer, but now seems to have hit a wall.
If this was happening at a park in a wealthier and whiter part of L.A., I guarantee the city would find the money.
Contact Eric Garcetti.
Contact the Rec & Park Department.