LA City Council Approves Property Transfer to Valley Community

The old Fire Station number 83

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.

Asbarez will provide extensive coverage of this developing story.


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  1. Sako said:

    I sincerely thank to: Paul Koretz, Eric Garcetti & Paul Krekorian with All others who Supported this Case.

    Simon Sako Simonian

  2. HArutuyn said:

    This is very good please keep us informed so we can help in any way that we can

  3. Stephen said:

    A win win for all. The community gets a place to make a community center and the City not only gets to take an eyesore and hazard off their hands but also will get the benefit of a probably a million dollar plus new structure that will be placed there by the ACF at the end of the lease.

  4. Miss Seda Vartanian said:

    Finally a place that we can develop, and display our fantastic culture. long live Armenian culture. Thanks to everyone who has supported and made this case a reality.

    • Raffi said:

      Ya, thank you for violating my 2nd amendment rights with all your votes for gun control.