The bad element would see more people from the community out there , being more visible and aware of their surroundings , said Mary Lou Trevis
, president of the Mothers of East Los Angeles community group.For Trevis
, a track could help tackle other problems in the Latino community , including obesity and diabetes.
It's not as if there aren't any parks nearby ; Hollenbeck Park is about two miles away.It's just that they don't offer what the cemetery does.
For one thing , a person can travel the 1 1/2 miles around the cemetery without ever having to stop or cross a street.And people don't have to deal with dogs or other hassles.