The Los Angeles Times article on LA’s deteriorating streets highlighted the state of many failing Los Angeles Streets. It is no surprise to Hancock Park residents that Hancock Park’s streets are the worst in the City. The Association Board along with residents have been working with the Council Office, Public Works and the Bureau of Street Maintenance on ideas for a permanent solution for repairing and resurfacing our streets. You can find the Los Angeles Times article and map at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pavement-20130505,0,4119436.story
The Association has paid to have 16 Elm trees on 4th Street professionally pruned. Drive by and take a look! Not only do the trees look great, but this pruning gives them an additional 5-10 years of life. Summer’s here so don’t forget to take care of your parkway trees by:
1. Stake young trees–They need help surviving winds and lawnmowers.
2. Watering, and be sure it’s slow, deep watering –
5. Pruning – The city rarely does pruning, usually just cutting down trees, so consult an arborist for recommendations.
Remember that crime is still a problem so if you observe suspicious activity call 1-877-ASK-LAPD and notify your private security service. Remember: Never confront a suspicious person, call 911. Report street light outages to the city at: http://bsl.lacity.org/. Report potholes by submitting an online request at http://bss.lacity.org/request.htm. If you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at: http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Vinita Huang (213-978-1216 or Vinita.Huang@lacity.org). Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org . Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System – http://anti-graffiti.lacity.org/welcome.cfm?CFID=1007&CFTOKEN=411CDB4F-0FC3-4EE1-89DE58DCCB435538 and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).