Building a Strong Community - Our Block Captains, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and Concrete Streets
According to the LAPD the most important part of safety and security in your neighborhood is an effective block captain/neighborhood watch network. Hancock Park is fortunate to have so many community minded residents who volunteer to be block captains. To thank our block captains and keep them up to date on security and other issues, the Association is hosting a dinner on May 15th at the Wilshire Country Club. If you’re a block captain you should have received an invitation. If you haven’t contact the Association. If you’re not a block captain and your block doesn’t have one, VOLUNTEER! Then you can share a wonderful dinner with your colleagues at the Wilshire Country Club.
The Association is happy to report that Board Member Jen DeVore was elected to the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Board. Jen is a tireless worker for the community, serving not only on the Board of the HPHOA, but also on the HPOZ Board and now the GWNC. Thank you Jen for so generously devoting your time to the benefit of our community
Councilman David Ryu has announced a targeted repair program for our concrete streets. The City has completed a pilot study from which this repair program has been developed. A compete assessment of the concrete streets of Hancock Park was done by the Bureau of Street Services and the first phase, which will repair the most hazardous areas, has begun. Portions of 2nd Street and McCadden Place, 4th Street and Rimpau Blvd., June Street and 4thStreet, an an uneven pavement at 352 South Las Palmas are the first in line for repairs. The second phase is to develop an ongoing repair priority list and obtain budget financing, including two dedicated concrete crews.
Remember, Hancock Park is an HPOZ so be sure and check with our City Planner Suki Gershenhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org), before starting any major landscahing or planning changes to the exterior of your house, including changing your driveway. 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.