Petition to Paul Koretz, Joseph Galloway, Nick Greif, Juan Ceja
Save our Buddha Statue in the Palms Neighborhood in Los Angeles
For months, the Buddha statue located at Jasmine Avenue and National Boulevard in Palms has blessed our community as a focal point and a source of pride. A couple of people have attempted to exert their own interests by desecrating the Buddha statue six times in the last couple of months and lobbying to the City that our community is against the Buddha statue. We will not let a couple of people speak for our community and dictate what direction our community goes in. The Buddha Statue has strengthened and mobilized our community as illustrated with our quick response to the desecration of the Buddha statue in the form of erecting a new Buddha statue and continuing to celebrate & enhance Buddha and add to his current home. We have reinforced the Buddha statue with steel rebar and concrete. We have also made a commitment to adding additional security for the Buddha statue and installing a new rock garden surrounding the Buddha statue. Two nearby buildings have offered a location for a security camera to tape, view, and help keep the Buddha statue safe. Our community overwhelmingly supports the Buddha Statue. We will work with the City, the Motor Avenue Neighborhood Association, and Neighborhood Council to help with efforts to permit the median for the Buddha statue and move forward with all other improvements.To learn more about the Buddha statue and more ways to help, visit http://www.motorassociation.org/ Since you are one of our community leaders, I urge you to continue supporting the Buddha statue.