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News Release

Monday, May 1, 2006

Media Relations

LAPD Breaks Ground for the Mid-City Station

What:
Groundbreaking Ceremony for LAPD's 20th Area Police Station

When:
Thursday, May 4, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Where:
1130 South Vermont
Los Angeles, California

Who:
Councilmember Ed Reyes
Councilmember Tom LA Bonge
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson
Councilmember Eric Garcetti
First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
City Engineer Gary Lee Moore
Inspector of Public Works John L. Reamer Jr.

Why:
The 20th LAPD Station, constructed with funds from Proposition Q, will be a modern state-of-the art facility. This new station will provide police service to approximately 139,000 citizens in a square mile area encompassing the communities of Koreatown, Pico Union, Wilshire Center and the Country Club Park area.

The facility will be 53,517 square feet with an 8,812 square foot vehicle maintenance facility. There will be parking for 306 vehicles including 10 spaces for visitors.