Announcement expected in Hollywood Farmers' Market dispute
Representatives from the Hollywood Farmers' Market and the Los Angeles Film School say they will make a joint announcement Friday about how they will move forward in a dispute regarding access to one of the school's parking lots.
The two parties have been at an impasse since the city denied the market a permit two weeks ago to close one block of Ivar Avenue to traffic. The permit was denied in part because the Los Angeles Film School complained that the market blocked the entrance to one of its parking garages.
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti met separately with representatives from the market and the school Thursday.
Pompea Smith, who heads the nonprofit that organizes the market, said she was heartened by the meeting.
"I thought for the first time [Garcetti] recognized the significance of the market remaining where it is," she said. "He wants a fair approach where both sides to try to find a solution."
-- Kate Linthicum