The 13th District's councilman-elect, Mike Woo, smiled a lot the night he attended the joint meeting of the actors' unions in North Hollywood.
"I think it's a great idea," he said later of the unions' idea to provide affordable housing for performers.
"When I was campaigning, I mentioned Manhattan Plaza (a New York residential development primarily for actors) as the kind of innovative project I would like to support."
Woo hasn't yet made a commitment to any of the unions, he stressed, "but I think it's a great concept, and I would like to put the resources of my office as a councilman behind it."
Edward Helfeld, city Community Redevelopment Agency administrator, was almost as enthusiastic. Said Helfeld:
"We certainly want to do anything we can to help to get low- and moderate-income housing for all people, including actors."