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News Release

Friday, January 19, 2007

Media Relations

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New LAPD Headquarters Facility

What:
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new LAPD Headquarters Facility

When:
Monday, January 22, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Where:
First Street (between Main and Spring Streets)

Parking for the media will be reserved on the west side curb of Main Street facing northbound.

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Andrea Sheridan Ordin
Police Chief William J. Bratton
Assistant Chief Sharon K. Papa
City Elected Officials and Managers

Why:
On February 25, 2003, the Los Angeles City Council approved funding to build a new Police Headquarters Facility to replace the antiquated Parker Center. There are three components which fulfills the public safety master plan. The first is a ten-story, 500,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art technology and approximately 350 underground parking spaces. The second element is a vehicle maintenance facility and parking garage. The third component includes underground public parking for nearly 300 cars with an aboveground harmonious plaza designed to accommodate multiple kiosks, local vendors and a sense of community.

Additional: A representative from Media Relations Section (MRS) will be available to speak about the historic Groundbreaking Ceremony at 5:00 A.M., on the day of the event. For additional information please call MRS at 213-485-3586.