Council Agrees to Name Intersection After Wachs

From Times Staff Reports

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to name a downtown intersection “Joel Wachs Square” to honor the 30-year veteran of the council who resigned in October to become head of a New York arts foundation.

Although Wachs lived in Studio City and represented the San Fernando Valley, the council sought to recognize his involvement in promoting the arts by choosing the intersection of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street, which is between the Museum of Contemporary Art and Disney Concert Hall.

“I’m very honored and very grateful,” Wachs said.