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File #: 2022-0105   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 2/16/2022 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2022 Final action: 5/18/2022
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status update on Mariachi Plaza.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Boyle Heights, City of Los Angeles, Cost-of-living Allowance, Guidelines, Hilda Solis, Informational Report, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Joint development, Maintenance, Metro Rail L Line, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Preservation, Safety, Safety and security, Security, Station 955, Surveys, Tenants, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Directors Solis and Dupont-Walker Motion #2020-0816, 2. Attachment B - Mariachi Plaza Report, 3. Attachment C - Mariachi Plaza Survey Map, 4. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 20, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON MARIACHI PLAZA

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status update on Mariachi Plaza.

Issue
ISSUE

At the December 2020 Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Directors approved Directors' Solis and Dupont-Walker's Board motionto a) provide recommendations to streamline the management of Mariachi Plaza; and b) develop a cultural preservation strategy for Mariachi Plaza (Attachment A). Concerns were also raised about the maintenance and operations of Mariachi Plaza, which is partially owned by Metro and partially by the City of Los Angeles (COLA). In May 2021, staff provided an update on the maintenance and security of Mariachi Plaza, as well as noting the next steps to clarify and update agreements with COLA and to perform outreach about the use of Mariachi Plaza. This board report provides an update on those efforts.

Background
BACKGROUND

Mariachi Plaza is referenced as a historical landmark and art and cultural center in the community of Boyle Heights at the cross streets of First Avenue and Boyle Street across from the old brick Boyle Hotel. In addition, it is a seamless pedestrian plaza covering multiple parcels connecting Metro's Mariachi Plaza L Line (Gold) station and the COLA owned area (including a kiosko which is a replica of Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City).

Metro's Mariachi Plaza L Line (Gold) station was opened in 2009 and includes escalators, elevators, and stairways that lead down to the mezzanine level and platform level of the station. Metro's portion of the plaza also includes a stage area where third-party Metro permitted events to take place, such as a community market, health and wellness events, and the Annual Mariachi Festival.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Community Survey
Lee Andrews Group ("Consultant") was selected to conduct an assessment and analysis survey and provide a report on the co...

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