Edison has covered up one side of the Ventura mural memorial for Stephen “Steve” Cummings located at Loma Vista and Mills located on a utility box that now had a battery backup. Battery packs are needed for motorists’ safety when Edison shuts off power to avoid fires.
Cummings was a community activist and local preservationist who died unexpectedly in 2015. The College Area Community Council raised the funds for the 2016 memorial mural.
City officials have been listening to community concerns and the city and community council are now working together to find a solution.