Land Use and Zoning in Hancock Park
The CA legislature recently passed SB9 and SB10. These bills will destroy R-1 zoning. allow for lot splitting and multiple-residence buildings to be constructed on a single property without any additional parking, infrastructure expansion, or a single component to ensure affordable housing or consideration for the character of our neighborhoods. Our Assemblyperson, Richard Bloom, voted against these measures! Let governor Newsom – (916) 445-2841 – know that you want him to veto these bills and support neighborhoods, rather than the developers that will be allowed to build unaffordable, community-destroying housing.
Restoring Safety and Security
The HPHOA has continued requesting an action plan from our City Council District 4 office for 1) Building and Safety enforcement for removal and clean-up of derelict buildings on June, RImpau and McCaddden; and 2) Building and Safety enforcement for an illegal AirBnB currently operating in Hancock Park on Hudson Ave.
Preserving our Urban Canopy
Tree Planting and Stump Removal – The Action Plan developed with Urban Forestry to remove tree stumps and prepare to replant parkway trees is now active. If you have a dead tree or stump and need a new parkway tree, LET US KNOW! And keep watering your parkway trees! Our canopy cleans the air and cools the temperature for the benefit of our entire community!
School has started and we’re working with all neighborhood schools to mitigate, as much as possible, the traffic problems. The HOA recently participated in a zoom meeting with John Burrhoughs’ school leadership, LAUSD, HP residents, CD4 representatives, and LAPD’s school division to discuss ways to control traffic violations impacting the neighborhood and ensure safety for the students. We also continue to work with the JB school leadership on its seismic retrofit and expansion project, hoping to help manage the impact on residents.
Infrastructure Repairs in our Neighborhood
Dialog continues between StreetsLA, CD4 and the Association on the plan to fix our streets, sidewalks and non-ADA- compliant curbs. We hope to have an answer soon as to when all the DWP utility “ cuts” – which have been made recently along 4th street and cause the street to deteriorate – will be repaired properly.
Board Elections and Annual Meeting
Members in good standing (meaning you paid your dues) will be receiving ballots for the Association’s Board of Directors election at the HPHOA’s annual meeting on October 16th at 6 P.M. via Zoom.
Transportation and Traffic
Councilmember Raman has gone on record in support of Hancock Park’s “Reasonable, Thoughtful, Inclusive Plan” for 4th Street and stated she will oppose the addition of bike signal lights and restricted turns at 4th and Rossmore and 4th and Highland. The HOA continues to work with LADOT on making the streets and intersections that have a history of serious accidents safer – adding stop signs, requesting traffic laws and speed enforcement.
Please see our website at www.HancockPark.org! Join a committee! Come to a Zoom Meeting! Participate! We are all volunteers!