Public Funding Defeat Puts LACMA Plans on Hold

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Measure A in last month-s Los Angeles County election was advertised as a bond measure for earthquake and fire safety. It also would have provided seed money for the County Museum of Art to begin a $300 million reconstruction project to replace its existing buildings. After the bond issue failed, LACMA-s board shelved the project, along with the design by celebrated architect Rem Koolhaas. No longer will Wilshire Boulevard become the site of dramatic new architecture to compete with Downtown-s Disney Hall. Is it a major cultural loss for a city with world-class aspirations, or just good sense after an economic reality check? We get contrasting views from LA Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff and Joel Kotkin of the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy.
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Regents of the University of California

Regents' budget meeting

Trustees of the California State University System

Trustees' budget meeting


LA County Measure A



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton