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1591: Community News and Information from the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council

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  • Karen Gilman
    Apr 23, 2014
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      Date: Apr 22, 2014 12:44 PM
      Subject: Community News and Information from the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
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      LA 20/20 Commission Report
      Early in 2013 Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson asked Mickey Kantor to establish an independent, private commission to study and report on fiscal stability and job growth in Los Angeles. The Commission published its first report, A Time for Truth, in January 2014. A followup report, A Time for Action was published this month to provide a series of concrete measures which, if adopted, will enhance transparency and accountability in City Hall, put Los Angeles on a path toward fiscal stability and renew job creation in the region. You can read the new report at
      Draft Mobility Element of the City's General Plan
      There are 5 more weeks to contribute your thoughts during the public comment period on the city's Draft Mobility Plan and its Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
      Here are the ways you can submit your thoughts and suggestions (deadline is May 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.):
      Email your comments to my.la@... (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
      Send your comments via mail to: My La, Project Planner, Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring St., MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
      Attend the remaining open house/public hearing in the Harbor area to give your comment in person.
      Send a fax with cover sheet to: (213) 978-1477 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
      Plan Summary
      1.) Mobility Plan 2035 contains goals, policies, and programs that establish a vision for a balanced transportation system, accommodating all users and modes of travel.
      2.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Complete Streets Manual provides technical design guidelines for engineers/planners/urban designers for creating safer, multi-modal streets.
      3.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Mobility Map Atlas provides a collection of maps that highlight Los Angeles' transportation landscape today and proposes where it's headed in the future. More specifically, the Atlas contains maps that prioritize streets networks for specific transportation modes and reclassifies arterial roads according to new citywide street standards.
      4.) The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is a required document that assesses the potential environmental impacts related to Mobility Plan 2035, and analyzes possible mitigation measures and project alternatives.
      Hard copies of the plan are available to review at the following public libraries:
      Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
      Exposition Park Library, 3900 S. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062
      San Pedro Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
      Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
      North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujanga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
      Mid-Valley Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
      West Valley Library, 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
      Goldwyn-Hollywood Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
      West Los Angeles Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
      Wilshire BRT Construction Update
      To remedy the problem of buses interfering with cars making right turns, Metro is moving all bus stops on Wilshire to AFTER the traffic signals. Bus stops are currently located AHEAD of the signals at each inters. The change should improve flow and safety by preventing cars from attempting to turn right in front of buses at their stops.
      The BRT contractor is also now removing and installing concrete curb lanes on Wilshire Boulevard between June Street and Mansfield Avenue. Work includes the replacement of the curb, gutter, roadway, and the installation of underground wiring for traffic signals.
      This work is weather dependent and will take approximately 4 weeks. Please visit
      www.wilshirebrt.com for updates.
      Please note that:
      All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
      Temporary bus stops with relocation signage will be implemented.
      At least one vehicle travel lane will be maintained open in each direction at all times.
      Sidewalk detours and cross walk closures will be posted accordingly.
      Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the construction zone.
      Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of the construction zone.
      Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.
      For more information, call
      213.922.2500 or email
      Pizza with a Purpose
      From Monday through Wednesday of this week, please bring the attached flyer to your local California Pizza Kitchen, and the restaurant will donate 20% of your bill to the families of two LAPD officers who recently lost their lives in the line of duty. Please see the attached flyer for details.
      CD 5 Neighborhood Planning and Land Use Forum
      Thursday, April 24
      , Council Member Paul Koretz invites you to a Neighborhood Planning and Land Use Forum at Pan Pacific Park. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission report (see above) will also be discussed. Top officials from various government agencies will be there to talk about what they do. You can connect with them to talk about any questions or concerns you may have. The guests include the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
      The event is inside the auditorium at Pan Pacific Park, located at 8600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. The best parking is located in the parking lot right off of Beverly Blvd. There is also metered street parking on Beverly Blvd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CD5 Field Deputy John Darnell at
      (310) 289-0353
      2014 Garden Tour
      Please join the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society for the 2014 Garden Tour and Party!
      SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
      11am -5:30pm
      Tour begins at 419 Lorraine at 4th Street
      Please see the attached flyer for details and ticket order information.
      NCBA White Paper
      The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have delivered their annual report on city budget issues to city officials. You can read their recommendations at:

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