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GWNC Honors Windsor Village Resident Holly Holyk at Monthly Meeting

GWNC Secretary Joe Hoffman (second from left), presents the GWNC’s Citizen Recognition Award to Windsor Village resident Holly Holyk (left) at last night’s board meeting.

At last night’s monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, the GWNC board presented its periodic Citizen Recognition Award to Windsor Village resident Holly Holyk, who was honored for more than 30 years of service to her neighborhood.  According to remarks read at the presentation:

“Since the 1980s, Holly has been actively involved in her neighborhood. First, with her husband, as two of the founding members of the Windsor Village Community Association, the neighborhood’s first organized association. Later, she would be integral to the cataloging of over 300 homes which would be become the Historic Resources Survey that resulted in her neighborhood receiving its designation as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. She continues to champion historic preservation as a member of the Windsor Village Historic Committee.

Holly has served on the Windsor Village Association [board of directors] and worked with her neighbors to maintain and enhance the safety and fabric of her community, and is also is a long-standing block captain. After the recent renovation of Harold Henry Park, Holly has helped maintain a portion of the new native gardens, getting special permission to plant milkweed to assist migrating Monarch butterflies.

For over 40 years, Holly has been dedicated to the betterment of her local and the larger Los Angeles community through her involvement in a variety of organizations, as well as the many actions she has undertaken.”

In other business last night, the GWNC Board voted to:

  • Officially support the City Council District 4 Community Forest Advisory Committee’s comment letter on the city’s Sidewalk Program Initial Study, which deals with street tree removal and replacement when sidewalks are repaired.
  • Officially support California Assembly Bill 1000, introduced by Rep. Laura Friedman, which would block the Cadiz water project in the Mojave Desert.
  • Allocate up to $250 to support an October 25 breakfast forum on homelessness, taking place at the Ebell of Los Angeles.
  • Agree to the terms of the 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Count Opt-In Agreement and allocate up to $400 for site rental and operations for the event.
  • Oppose an application for a Tentative Tract Map at 985-991 3rd Ave., until it is presented to the GWNC’s Land Use Committee by the applicant.
  • Support an application to demolish a single family home and construct a new 13-unit apartment building at 5058 W. Maplewood Ave.
  • Oppose an application to demolish a single family home and construch a new 14-unit apartment building at 4749 W. Elmwood Ave., until it is presented to the GWNC’s Land Use Committee by the applicant.
  • Request that the city use several specific provisions regarding meeting information and transparency, consideration of cumulative effects of upzoning on local infrastructure, and limiting incentive bonuses and spot zoning as the bases for updates to the city’s General and Community Plans.

Finally, the board also voted to re-schedule its October 11 meeting for October 4, to avoid conflict with a Jewish holiday.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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