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Proposed $275,000 security camera system to keep an eye on Echo Park rec area

ECHO PARK – Prepare to be on camera if you’re playing tennis or playing baseball at Echo Park.

Nine dome-type security cameras will be surveilling the tennis courts and ball fields in the portion of the park south of the 101 Freeway if the city’s parks commissioner follows recommendations by the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The department recommended releasing $275,000 for the closed circuit TV surveillance system to cover the park facilities by the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Temple Street, just south of the lake —  though reports of crimes in that specific location have tended to be light, according to Crimemapping.com.

The cameras would be installed on lighting poles and would communicate wirelessly with a network video recorder. A receiving antenna would also be installed on a light pole.

The money would come from Quimby fees, which are residential project fees for developing park and recreational facilities.

The Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners is scheduled to vote the project today, Dec. 13.

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4 comments

  1. What a classic city of la boondoggle. They have no plans in place for real projects and have to spend the money within a certain area and time frame – so they just find something an outside contractor can slap up quickly – andthat will be relatively useless and expensive to maintain over time.

  2. Surveillance on those exact locations are perfect.
    People that live within the area will laugh and say..
    Wow 10 years later and barely putting surveillance cameras, etc.
    All late.
    The irony.

  3. yet another example of fleecing taxpayers

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