Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Autry abandoned plans to expand its Griffith Park Museum last week. I am surprised and disappointed the Autry did not fully engage in negotiations with me, which is what the City’ Board of Referred Powers recommended so that both the Autry and the Southwest Museum in Mt. Washington (the City’s oldest museum), could be up and running as world-class museums. I am still committed to getting the Southwest Museum reopened as a fully accredited museum so we can continue the tradition of honoring Native American and Southwest culture started by Charles Lummis at the Mt. Washington site some 95 years ago.