Against a backdrop of bright pink banners by design studio Rios Clementi Hale that read “We (heart) Medians, Thank you Tom and Carolyn” Councilman Tom LaBonge ceremoniously cut a red ribbon for the newest Larchmont Boulevard medians Thursday morning. LaBonge invited neighbors, civic leaders and school children from the Page Private school to celebrate the handiwork of the city’s Department of Public Works for the construction of the landscaped medians designed to beautify the street and calm traffic.
LaBonge called on Carolyn Ramsay, his former chief deputy who is hoping to replace him in the election next year, to say a few words about the effort she started almost ten years ago. Ramsay thanked everyone for their support over the years, singling out Jane Gilman, publisher of the Larchmont Chronicle for her patience and support as well as the neighborhood associations and local organizations who contributed funds to help finish the project. Kevin James, President of the City’s Board of Public Works and former mayoral candidate, said the new medians located in the two blocks of Larchmont south of Melrose will unify the street while creating a greener environment. James also thanked the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association, the Hancock Park Garden Club, the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society and the Larchmont Boulevard Association for their support.
Director of the Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Street Services, Nazario Sauceda tweets a great pic!
— nazario sauceda (@NazarioSauceda) July 17, 2014