The Way It Is, Like It Or Not...
When Occupy LA took up residence in the park around LA’s City Hall in 2011 the building was surrounded by a well-maintanined lawn. Months of camping at the site reduced it to a filthy, barren landscape where only the trees survived (and some of them had been damaged too).
The campers were removed by LAPD in late November. Fences went up and maintenance workers spent months repairing the damage. Thursday the fences around LA’s City Hall will come down and visitors will get their first glimpse of the new $550,000 greenscape. KPCC public radio reports that total was supplemented by donations from “Scott’s, Home Depot, a turf company, and the Metropolitan Water District.”"