Occupy LA has been consistently transparent with City Hall on all matters. Our OccupyLA City Liaisons actively and freely communicate with City representatives.
Oakland mayor Quan revealed that the timing of the evictions of Occupiers in Portland, Oakland and New York City were no coincidence. She confirmed that she participated in a conference call with mayors from 18 other cities prior to the crackdown on Occupy Oakland. This seems to indicate a nationwide effort is underway to close all Occupations. We therefore presume the mayor and city council are coordinating planning to ask us to leave. Nevertheless, we urge the LA City Council and LAPD to stand by their resolution of support passed by the Los Angeles City Council on October 5th.
At this point, we have no plans to leave -- we have only begun our mission. If LA Occupiers eventually exit City Hall, it would be due to
The various Occupations are the physical manifestation of the People's Voice- long silenced. As of Sept 17th that voice has awakened and
demands to be heard.
-Occupy Los Angeles Media Relations Committee