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ABC 7 Video Budget Problems Keep New Downtown Public Pool Unused


Budget Problems Keep New Downtown Public Pool Unused
Community Group ACORN Protests Lack of Access to Pool
By Subha Ravindhran
LOS ANGELES, July 31,2007 (KABC-TV) –

“I feel sad, because I cannot get in and get wet,” said William Garcia, a local youth.
“It’s not fair for the low-income families to have a pool this near and be closed,” said area resident Guadalupe Gonzalez. . . .
“There’s no place to go swimming, there’s virtually no park space in this part of L.A. This area is in [Calif. State Assembly] Speaker Fabian Nunez’s district. It is the most park-poor assembly district in the state of California,” said Robert Garcia of The City Project. . . .

The district is working on getting lifeguards for the pool, but community members fear that by the time they do that, summer will be over.