Rebuilding and Preserving John Burroughs Middle School
The Los Angeles Unified School District is embarking on a comprehensive modernization project to increase safety and create a better learning environment for the district’s school children. John Burroughs Middle School is one of the first schools to be upgraded and the planning has been ongoing for the last couple of years. The Association and the neighbors of JB have asked that the plan: 1) Preserve the historical buildings and landscape of the school; 2) Mitigate the impact of such a large construction project on the surrounding neighborhood; 3) Ensure that the end result actually addresses the issues that prompted the rebuild; and 4) Does not undermine the successful work the neighborhood, the Association and JB staff have done to mitigate the impact of such a high population institution in the middle of a residential neighborhood. In particular, we’re pushing LAUSD to come up with a way to manage student drop-off so that vehicles don’t continue to clog the streets causing traffic and safety problems twice a day.
The LPGA will be holding a golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club, April 18th through April 22nd (Wednesday-Sunday). The club is working on a plan to manage parking and traffic and the Association will send information to the neighbors as soon as the plan is solidified.
Don’t forget the best protection against crime is vigilance and your neighborhood watch.
Report any suspicious behavior to the LAPD, keep your doors and cars locked and, if you have an alarm, set it even if you’re in the house. If you think someone is trying to break into your home call 911 immediately. DO NOT CONFRONT THE PERSON YOURSELF!
If you plan to change your landscaping or make changes to the exterior of your house please contact our City Planner, Kimberly Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting to make sure your plans comply with our Preservation Plan. The HPOZ Preservation Plan, which regulates our HPOZ can be found at http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park There is also an online form you can fill out to help speed up the process (http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/initial.screening.checklist). 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.