Photos: Roz Wyman dies; council member helped bring the Dodgers to L.A.
A Los Angeles council member who was part of the team that helped build the Dodgers’ new stadium is dead.
Roz Wyman, 53, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to a statement from the American Cancer Society. She was a longtime member of the city’s board of supervisors and a longtime longtime council member of the city’s Los Angeles City Council.
“There are few people who have ever helped us more in our time of need than Roz,” Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said in the statement. Her husband, Don Wyman, is also a longtime L.A. council member.
McCourty “admired Roz’s work on behalf of the residents of the Southland. As we embark on our second chapter, there are few people more deserving of the recognition than Roz,” he said.
The Dodgers had faced tough questions about its use of the city’s $1.6 billion public-private partnership when the organization announced the plan for their stadium.
Roz Wyman said the city needs to have a “robust strategic planning process in place to ensure that L.A. has a world class downtown development. We have to ensure that L.A. has the infrastructure and infrastructure is being delivered. And we have to be sure we are protecting and building on our heritage as a city.”
Wyman was a strong supporter of the Dodgers’ new stadium in Chavez Ravine and worked with developer Frank McCourt to bring ownership into their planned downtown stadium development.
“It was Roz who got the Dodgers to the promised land: a new stadium in Downtown L.A.,” McCourt said in the press release. “Roz was someone I had a good relationship with and she was one who did what she believed needed to be done, she just did it very, very well.”
Roz Wyman had served as a member of the city’s board of supervisors for