The City Council on Tuesday rejected all six bids for improving La Cienega Park because the least expensive of the proposals would cost the city $2.3 million more than it planned to pay for the project.
The council instead instructed city officials to reevaluate plans for improving the park, at the southwest corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Gregory Way. The lowest bid received was $9,142,000, although $6,759,000 was allocated for the project.
The city wants to improve the park's facilities, landscaping and play equipment. It also wants to build a new athletic field and a new tennis complex.
Julie Kahn, chairwoman of the Coalition for the Improvement of La Cienega Park, urged council members to spend the extra money so the park can be improved as quickly as possible.