Nederlander Allies Urge Los Angeles To Extend Nederlander Contract At Greek Theatre

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — As the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) prepares to meet on April 15th to consider their plan to self-operate the Greek Theatre, a coalition of community groups has voiced their opposition to the plan.

The groups, including the Greek Theatre Advisory Committee (GTAC) have passed a variety of motions requesting that RAP abandon their self-operation plan and counseling RAP to extend their contract with Nederlander in the interim.

The motions include: A request from GTAC for RAP to extend the Nederlander contract for 2 years to provide sufficient time to thoroughly vet self-operation and/or issue a new request for proposals for the venue's concession.

A resolution from Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) which asks the City Council and the Department of Rec and Parks to request that the city "strong reject" any idea of operating the Greek Theatre and for them to extend their current contract with Nederlander until a new RFP can be in place and a vendor approved moving forward.

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition made a motion to oppose the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks takeover of the management of the Greek theater to operate it as an “ Open Venue”, and further moved to extend the contact of the current operator until this issue is thoroughly vetted. – Staff Writers

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