The redistricting process for City Council areas has begun and your Association, along with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC), is asking that Hancock Park and other GWNC neighborhoods be kept together in the same council district. These districts once established will be in place for 10 years. Having Hancock Park contained in one City Council district is vitally important for maintaining the integrity of our neighborhood and for getting service and support from the City. The Redistricting Commission is now holding hearings and asking for citizen input so please make your voice heard. For more information visit website:
While it has been a relatively dry winter, we have had a couple of big rain storms that have flooded our streets, particularly in the northern part of Hancock Park. The Association asked the City and our Council Office to see if some kind of long term solution could be put in place. The Department of Sanitation found that there is a split in the storm drain pipes coming out of the Hollywood Hills at Romaine and Vine. Up until this winter the 60 inch pipe that went south through Hancock Park was the main valve with the overflow going down a 75 inch pipe that went west. Sanitation has now changed the switching so that the larger, western pipe will be the primary drain; the pipe flowing through Hancock Park will then receive the overflow. Sanitation believes this will resolve many of the sudden flooding problems that occur when heavy rain storms hit our area. One thing we can all do is to keep our storm drains as clear as possible. This not only helps prevent flooding but it also keeps our oceans clean as storm drain water is not treated. If you see someone dumping liquids or objects down a storm drain, call 800-974-9794 or report it on the web – http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/refuse/SR_IllegalDumping.htm.
Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org . Also, if you’re planning changes to your house read the Hancock Park Preservation Plan (http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or email@example.com). In the event of a crime contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact the association (or Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net) if you need a parkway tree. 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).