Garcetti, Jay Z To Announce Plans For ‘Made In America’ Music Festival

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( —  Mayor Eric Garcetti and Jay Z are expected to announce plans for the rapper’s « Made In America » music festival in downtown L.A. Wednesday, despite objection from a city council member.

The two-day festival, scheduled for August 30 and 31 in Grand Park, raised concerns from councilman Jose Huizar, who complained earlier this month about possible ten-day street closures in his district.

However, City News Service reports plans are moving forward with Garcetti’s scheduled to announcement of the event alongside County Supervisor Gloria Molina, organizer Jay Z and executives from event-sponsor Budweiser.

Huizar introduced a motion on March 28 (PDF) asking city staff to delay permits for the event.

The councilman’s spokesperson, Rick Coca, reiterated his concerns on Tuesday, saying that « more work is needed » before permits are issued by city staff, according to CNS.

Coca also said that although the length of number of street closures…

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