During a city-sponsored workshop on the future of Southwest Los Angeles, participants from the 8th District were told that their suggestions for improving the area may become part of the city's development plans.
The city has been conducting the post-riot workshops the last three months, seeking advice about how to improve the neighborhoods bounded by the Santa Monica Freeway to the north, the city limit to the south, La Cienega Boulevard to the west and Arlington Avenue to the east.
Last week, members of several Crenshaw-based community groups gathered at Christ the Good Shepherd Church to review a 12-page report summarizing their criticisms and suggestions gathered at previous Crenshaw Neighborhood Planning Workshops.
The report included advice on improving housing, transportation, economic development, social service and environmental issues.
Michaele Pride-Wells, a planning consultant who is coordinating the neighborhood workshops, said similar reports will be issued for other council districts in Southwest Los Angeles and meetings will take place to discuss the reports.