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Cultural and Historical Preservation

LTSC also focuses on cultural/historic preservation statewide through the California Japantown Preservation Pilot Project. This initiative was created by the State of California to promote the preservation of California's three remaining Japantowns in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. The effort to preserve the three Japantowns is a community-based response to development plans that threaten the unique cultural character of each Japantown. Using funds from California Senate Bill 307, the three ethnic communities are seeking ways to define cultural preservation and integrity while moving forward with future developments. LTSC works actively with the Little Tokyo Community Council and the City of Los Angeles to create design guidelines and other community planning policies that address these issues.