Old fire station to serve as community center
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted 10 to 0 approving the transfer of surplus city property, formerly know as Fire Station Number 83, to serve as the new community center for the Armenian Cultural Foundation in Encino.
The motion was co-introduced by City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Eric Garcetti and seconded by Paul Krekorian.
“We thank the Los Angeles City Council, especially councilmember Paul Koretz in whose district Fire Station 83 is situated,” said a representative of the Encino Armenian community.
“This is a monumental achievement for the San Fernando Valley Armenian American community. This would not have been possible had it not been for the efforts of everyone in our community,” added the rep.
“We look forward to bringing this building back to life to service the needs of the entire community with social, educational, youth and senior programs,” said the community member.
Another vote on the matter is expected in the future.
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