STREET REPAIR NOTICE - LOS FELIZ BLVD
28 FEB 2013
Please be advised: DWP will be performing undeground repairs on Los Feliz Blvd. through Fall 2013, between Hillhurst Ave & Edgemont St. In some areas, daytime traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
For further information, click here.
GGPNC members after driving the neighborhood with Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, identifying possible neighborhood improvements.
TAKE THE MAYOR'S LOS ANGELES
|DISTRICT A||DISTRICT B
|Brian Cornelius|| Chris McKinley
|| Christina Khanjian
|| DISTRICT E
|Rudy Melendez||Nicola Carter-Gargani|
|Lisa Sedano||Dan Kram|
656 voters registered at the polls and participated in the election.
Thank you for voting!
And a special thanks to all the vounteers who gave up their afternoon to work the polls, help the voters and keep everything running smoothly, especially the students of our own Thomas Starr King Middle and John Marshall High Schools.
INTERIM BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED
19 JUN 2012
We are proud to welcome four new additions to our Governing Board. Representing District A and serving on an interim basis until our October 2012 elections are Brian Cornelius and David Castle. Lena Becerra is also serving an interim term until October and she is representing District E. Representing District D and serving until 2014 is Basil Beshkov. These four individuals bring energy and fresh perspectives and we are pleased they will bring their talents to bear in serving our neighborhood.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL - TEN YEARS AFTER
03 APR 2012
EmpowerLA and the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners presented the GGPNC with a certificate honoring 10 years of service to the community at BONC's April 3 meeting.
MAYOR'S BUDGET COMMITTEE RESULTS
The findings of the Mayor’s Budget Committee are now available. You can read their white paper here.
MAYOR'S BUDGET SURVEY
On March 10, the results of the Budget Survey were presented at the Mayor’s Budget Day. In all, over 5,000 stakeholders and Neighborhood Council representatives participated in the survey. You can view the results here.
NEW PEOPLE, NEW ROLES
20 SEP 2011
At our September 2011 meeting, Rob Menz, was voted onto the Executive Committee as Vice President, Communications. Rob, who served in the U.S. Army's Signal Corps, steps into a new role as the council's go-to message guy. Congratulations and thanks to Rob for stepping up to volunteer for the neighborhood.
FINAL BOARD MEMBER GROUP APPOINTMENT
WELCOMES TEN NEW COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
17 MAY 2011
The last session appointing a group of nine (9) council positions en masse was held at our May meeting. Effective 2014, these nine positions will be elected by popular vote in a general election as are the Ten (10) District Representatives who will be elected in alternating cycles.
Meet the new Community Representatives
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL NEWS
18th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair
Historic Hollywood Blvd. (Between Vermont Ave and Hillhurst Ave)
We enjoyed fabulous food from Village restaurants, wine and beer gardens, Live Music, dancing lessons, artistic exhibits, Street Painting Display, 'Green Scene' Eco Showcase, Mind-Body-Spirit Pavilion and Fashion Festival with Runway Shows as well as full Carnival rides and more for the kids. http://www.losfelizstreetfair.com/
LOS FELIZ BOULEVARD USED CAR LOT CLOSED
After years of advocacy on this parking and safety issue, the GGPNC Transportation Committee, the Los Feliz Improvement Association, Councilman Tom LaBonge's office, and other community advocates are celebrating a victory in the fight to keep for-sale used cars off Los Feliz Boulevard. More coverage and photos on The City Maven.
FINAL MYRA MURAL COMPLETE!
Since 2005, the GGPNC and the Franklin Hills Residents Association have sponsored three murals to grace the walls of the underpass that carries Sunset Blvd. over Myra Ave. For the fourth mural King Middle School students, inspired by teacher Kirk Palayan created 20 new designs. Click here to see all the 2010 designs. At the FHRA Annual Meeting on June 19, 2010, student Michelle Kim's design "Soar" was announced as the winner.
The Department of Water and Power is working on a new water line along Riverside Dr. between Los Feliz Blvd. and Glendale Blvd. For more information about the project and resulting street closures click here.
To volunteer in, or outside the classroom, contact Tomàs O’Grady at Tomasogrady@ggpnc.org
Former Public Safety Committee Chairman Dan Sandman
Honored by Tom LaBonge and the LA City Council
Frank W. Masi=796
Laura S. Howe=551
Robert J. Menz=109
John F. John Jr.=555
John Q. Lee=105
Mark F. Mauceri=798
Over 1500 voters turned out on Saturday, March 20, 2010, to vote in the GGPNC Elections to choose 10 district representatives from among 23 candidates. It is by far the largest turnout in GGPNC history and the largest poll turnout, citywide. The City Clerk released the official results on Friday, March 26, 2010. The new board members were automatically seated on May 8th, 2010.
Even before the polls opened at 10am over 50 people were waiting in the morning sun, and the line to vote continued to grow during the day. At times almost 100 were in line and waiting over 20 minutes to get registered and get their ballot.
Once inside Durkee Hall at the Hollywood Lutheran Church, voters' registration forms were checked and then most joined a second line to receive their ballot. The City Clerk brought in extra help and extra voting booths.
Late in the afternoon the lines grew and when the polls closed at 4pm there were still about 70 people in line the last of whom cast their votes after 4:30 pm.
GGPNC Graduates First
|About 90 GGPNC stakeholders (not all shown above) celebrate completion of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). Their dedication during the 7 week course held early in 2010 makes all of us a bit safer. In the event of a major disaster their newly acquired skills in firefighting, medical triage, search and emergency co-ordination can help fill the void until other first responders arrive. For more on CERT go to the GGPNC Public Safety Committee page.|
Very few of us have crystal balls that allow us to see into the future. But we can all see what our City Planners have in mind for our area in the latest draft version of the Hollywood Community Plan*. and your vision of what our neighborhoods should look like might, or might not include the proposed increases in density along streets like Vermont, Hillhurst and Hyperion or the reduced parking requirements in residential areas.
Luckily there is still time to make your views heard. The GGPNC Board has made comprehensive recommendations aimed at preserving the best of our area and improving areas in need. And in the coming months likely will weigh in again on the revised plan after studying the documents and hearing what you have to say. The city Planning Department is also planning public meetings on this latest City Hall vision of our area's future once all the documents are prepared, probably sometime this fall. We'll keep you adivised.
It is a complicated process that boils down to a simpler decision: is this going to help or hurt the quality of life in my neighborhood? We urge all stakeholders to look at the documents, come to the meetings, let your voices be the community's crystal ball to the future. Who knows better what we need, want and expect on our home turf.
*Please note this is a large file download of more than 13Mb
Landscaping at King Middle School
LA River Cleanup
Van Griffith, great grandson of Griffith Park's donor, along with Councilmember Tom LaBonge reach new photo-op heights as everyone celebrates the dedication of Griffith Park as City Historic-Cultural Monument # 942.
The dedication ceremony speakers repeatedly noted the overwhelming support from the community through hundreds of letters, e-mails and appearances at commission and council meetings as an important element in making protection of Griffith Park a reality.
As Van Griffith said, "This is not for us but for those who come after us... for a 1000 years."