Everything We’re Thankful For
During this difficult time with so much uncertainty, it’s often hard to see the many things we can be thankful for. First, we’re thankful for living in this wonderful country, state and city, and particularly grateful to live in the middle of a major city in a beautiful neighborhood. The Association is thankful to our residents who are the backbone of our neighborhood: planting trees, serving on committees, being block captains, participating in the neighborhood watch. Thank you everyone! We look forward to making things even better in the New Year!
The Association has always worked together with the City and Council Office to help provide the best services available to our members. We want to take this opportunity, in particular, to thank outgoing City Councilperson David Ryu, who has been our City Councilperson for the last five years. We thank David and his excellent staff, including Emma Howard, Adeena Bleich, Renee Weitzer and Rob Fischer. In particular Rob, as our Field Deputy, worked tirelessly to help our residents get help, answers and to navigate the sometimes confusing city bureaucracy. We wish all of them the best in their lives and their careers and we know they’ll continue to contribute to whatever community they’re part of.
The election results are in and we welcome our new Council Person for Council District 4, Nithya Raman. The Association anticipates working closely with her and her staff to keep Hancock Park a great place to live as well as an important contributor to the larger health and happiness of the City of Los Angeles.
And, don’t forget, that the annual Association parkway tree planting is about to begin. Fall is the best time to plant and so, if you need a tree, let us know via the website.
If you’re planning to make any changes to the street-visible portion of your house, including hardscaping and windows, check with our HPOZ Planner Suki Gershenhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting. The HPOZ Preservation Plan, which regulates our HPOZ, can be found at preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park. There is also an online form you can fill out to help speed up the process — the Initial Screening Checklist (preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/initial.screening.checklist). Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System: laocb.org/programs/graffiti-abatement and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180.