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Los Angeles councilwoman battles over former urban farm

Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to give up the right to build a park and take a cash payout to spend on existing parks instead.

July 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A local city councilman battles over the former site of the south Los Angeles urban farm.

At issue is a 14-acre property on the 800 block of North Coronado Street.

City Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to give up the right to build a park on the property and take a cash payout to spend on existing parks instead. She says it's not a practical location to build a new park.

The councilwoman has sent a letter asking officials to allow the land's owner to pay the city an estimated $3.6 million.

The urban farm that used to be at the site was bulldozed five years ago amid much protest.