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Save LACMA Has Filed Its Ballot Measure To Hold The Museum Accountable To Angelenos

LACMA Lovers League

Apr 3, 2020 — 

Dear fellow LACMA Lover,

Thank you for joining more than 3450 concerned citizens who have signed the petition urging the Los Angeles County Supervisors to reconsider their approval of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for LACMA's redevelopment plan.

We are delighted to share the breaking news that the Save LACMA non-profit has submitted its ballot measure to the powers that be, with the aim of giving citizens of Los Angeles County an opportunity to vote in November on how they want their public museum to be managed.

You can read the announcement from board chair Rob Hollman here.

And if you’d like to throw a little something in the kitty to help support the cause, you can do so here, and write it off your taxes.

It is more important than ever to get members of the public on the LACMA board, as the museum continues to represent its vanity redevelopment project as “essential,” bringing construction workers into an enclosed environment where they are potentially exposed to the coronavirus, and may then carry the infection into the community. We believe a more varied and community minded board would recognize that it is dangerous and disrespectful to Los Angeles to schedule construction that could contribute to the spread of the pandemic. We applaud the Lucas Museum and Academy Museum for halting construction on their projects, and hope that LACMA will stop, too.

Thanks to those of you submitted to the Los Angeles County Supervisors last week. Here is our comment, asking them to step in their oversight role to overrule Museum Associations, shutting down the LACMA demolition project and the attractive nuisance "Urban Light.” 

In more bad press for a project everybody hates, Catherine Wagley reports in Artnet, with the first LACMA opposition piece to spotlight the glaring public corruption problem and its influence on the museum losing its way.

And the Los Feliz Ledger asks, Do We Have to Say Goodbye to LACMA? “Many question why preserving and refurbishing the existing buildings—recognized as the most sustainable practice—is not an option…. Instead of restoration, past donors and taxpayers have the dubious pleasure of watching the largest encyclopedic museum in the West reduced to rubble."

While The Architect's Newspaper notes public opposition to LACMA’s project, and negatively compares its rush to demolish the landmark William Pereira campus with the Academy Museum’s complete construction shutdown next door.

Please keep sharing the petition link ( with your friends who love LACMA and want it to remain at the heart of our city's culture and community. And stay tuned for updates as we have them.

Yours for Los Angeles,
Kim Cooper & Richard Schave
The LACMA Lovers League

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