Acuna claims that the draft request for proposals now being considered by the Board of Recreation and Parks seeks to impose a "Mexican-less vision of Olvera Street." He describes the message as being "In the case of Olvera Street: No Mexicans Wanted." But here is the actual wording of the draft request for proposals:
"The City intends that commerce and rehabilitation recreate a distinct romantic Mexican marketplace atmosphere . . . on Olvera Street proper. An important objective shall be the maintenance, preservation and enhancement of Olvera Street as a viable example of the unique Mexican cultural heritage of Los Angeles as exemplified by its Mexican businesses."