Int’l Business Times
November 25, 2011
City officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters 10,000 square feet of indoor space and other incentives to vacate the City Hall lawn they have camped on for over seven weeks, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.
The proposal emerged from two days of talks between city officials and 12 Occupy L.A. representatives, including Jim Lafferty, an advocate for the protesters who is executive director of the National Lawyers Guild’s Los Angeles chapter, he said.
A 50-member “city liaison group” began debating the plan on Tuesday evening, and many expressed deep suspicions about the city’s proposal.
“It’s called co-option — you become part of the system when you make a deal with them,” said Mike Saulenas, 60, a member of the group.