Thanks to everyone who attended and made the Association’s Annual meeting a great success. We also thank those who gave presentations and we especially thank John Burroughs Middle School Principal Steve Martinez for providing the venue and giving great support for the meeting. The following are some of the highlights.
The LAPD reported that while crime is down somewhat in Hancock Park from the highs earlier this year, we’re still at risk. So, remember to follow simple safety precautions like locking your car, keeping valuables out of sight, setting your house alarm, if you have one; stopping papers and mail if you’re out of town; putting lights on timers and always being careful before opening your door. To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency call 911 and remember: Never confront a suspicious person.
School Committee Chair, Joanne Medeiros, who has spearheaded the John Burroughs beautification project, reported that the large sign constructed in the 1970’s has been removed. Designs are now being developed and funds raised for new, more appropriate, signage. The beautification team, which includes neighbors, JB teachers and administrators, is to be congratulated for making JB more beautiful and attractive for students and the neighborhood.
The City is updating the Transportation Element of the General Plan including a new requirement that streets be accessible to all users. To achieve these goals streets all over the city, including many Hancock Park streets, have had changes proposed to add Bike Lanes and Bus-only lanes. This may involve the removal of Parking and/or Traffic Lanes, as well as STOP Signs. The Association has done a survey of residents’ opinions about the plan and is providing feedback to the city. Our residents are encouraged to join the Associations’ email list, so they can be informed and make their views known. To join email our President Cindy Chvatal-Keane at email@example.com or include your email when you pay your annual Association dues.
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).