Members of the Wilshire Community Coalition Tuesday will deliver a letter to the Korean Consulate Office requesting that South Korea’s Prime Minister reconsider a meeting with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti scheduled for later this week in South Korea.
The Coalition has strongly opposed the mayor’s decision to build a temporary homeless shelter at 682 S. Vermont Ave. without input from Koreatown residents and felt a meeting between the two leaders would be improper at this juncture, according to a statement from the group.
They say that when members of the Korean American community attempted to talk with the mayor about his decision to build the shelter in Koreatown, he refused to meet with them, the statement said. The group said Garcetti’s office also used a “blacklist” to prevent them from attending the mayor’s “Homeless Solutions Workshop.”
The mayor is leading a delegation of business leaders and city officials on a 10-day trip to Asia that will include stops in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Vietnam.