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News, City Council, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Chain Reaction Sculpture Potentially Saved

Posted Jan. 1, 2014, 6:00 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Santa Monica peace activist Jerry Rubin said there appears to be a positive outcome at the start of the New Year for the 'Save Chain Reaction' efforts.

Rubin said he met with Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould on Tuesday morning.

“(Gould) said he has reevaluated the 'Chain Reaction' issue and has now updated City Council members about his new positive recommendation,” Rubin said. “The plan would basically be to accept the money ($40,000+) the Conrad family and community have raised this past year for 'Chain Reaction' restoration, and the City would pay for the rest of the restoration costs for the peace sculpture at its land marked Civic Center site.”

Rubin said that Gould told him the item would be on the City Council agenda on February 25.

Supports of Chain Reaction had been given until Feb. 1, 2014, to raise almost as much as a half million dollars in order to prevent the “Chain Reaction” sculpture from potentially being taken down.

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Jan. 1, 2014, 8:35:38 am

xboomer said...

It is to ugly to save. Don't spend tax payers money on this.

Jan. 2, 2014, 10:26:26 am

SMmom said...

The city is going to save this ugly thing and instead of putting it towards education, police or the fire department!

Jan. 7, 2014, 4:11:41 pm

Karen Sochar said...

This sculpture should last decades if sealed properly. It would be a shame to remove this iconic sculpture as Santa Monica already has very little public art! This sculpture has a an impact on the viewer that should not be discardedl!!! Thank you for preservation of all artist's works!

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