Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner Wednesday, September 14th

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner will be held on Wednesday evening, September 14th, starting at 7 p.m. This one will be at the corner of Waring Ave. and Harper Ave., one block north of Melrose Ave. and three blocks west of Crescent Heights Blvd. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)

These events are a great way to meet your neighbors and meet with representatives of the LAPD and other L.A. City offices. In addition to presentations by City representatives, there will be an opportunity to ask them questions, so come by and be part of your community.

And, as at the last meeting, there will be free pizza samples* from The Pizza Press, now located in the West Hollywood Gateway Center. [*while supplies last.]

For more information, see the article on Melrose Action News.

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Neighborhood Conservation Hearing Tuesday evening, September 20th, in West L.A.

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is developing proposals for single family (R1-1) zones to provide specialized regulation regarding single-family houses. This is a follow-up to the existing Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) for various neighborhoods as the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, or “BMO,” adopted in 2015 and set to expire in March, 2017. One of these areas is Lower Council District 5, which includes all of the R1-1 zones in Melrose Village.

The Planning Department is holding a series of Open Houses/Public Hearings regarding the proposed changes. The event that will include our area will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Henry Medina Building, 11214 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. (This is just east of the I-405 freeway.) The Open House starts at 5:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m., and the Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m.

The R1-1 zones in Melrose Village that are affected are shown in yellow in this map:melrose-village-zoning

The proposed new single family zones for the affected areas would involve a zone change from R1-1 to R1V2, a proposed new zone, which allows flexibility in the location of a new second story above the first floor of a house, and would regulate a floor area, depending on lot size, of between 35% and 45%. These proposed new single family zones will supersede the existing R1-1 (or BMO) regulations, for a more tailored zoning solution to preserve neighborhood character.

Text of the proposed Neighborhood Conservation Ordinances will be available at the Open House/Public Hearing and online at http://planning.lacity.org under “What’s New”.

For questions, please contact staff: Christine Saponara, 213-978-1363.

Email or mail written communication to:
Neighborhood Conservation
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring St., Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012
mailto:christine.saponara@lacity.org

Click here for a copy of the mailer sent to homes in our area.

And click here for a presentation showing some of the proposed details.

 

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Free Green Living Workshops

Councilmember Paul Koretz has worked with the LADWP to set up FREE Green Living Workshops, presented by Sustainable Works in various locations in Los Angeles.

These workshops consist of three sessions:

Session 1: WATER
• Learn solutions to reduce your water bill, probably lower than most of your neighbors
• Take part in a “Water Walk” exercise
• Receive a FREE water saving shower head

Session 2: ENERGY
• Engage in a dynamic discussion on the latest climate change news and research
• Participate in a light bulb comparison experiment
• Take home the best bulb for FREE

Session 3: WASTE, CHEMICALS, TRANSPORTATION & SHOPPING/FOOD
• Explore the best smartphone apps for the environment
NCJW• Make your own cleaning supplies
• Be part of a Fair Trade chocolate tasting

The free Green Living Workshop in Melrose Village is from 7 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays: September. 14, 21 and 28 at the National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (This is on the southwest corner of Fairfax Ave. and Clinton St.)

[Click here for a flyer showing all of the workshop dates and locations.]

To sign up for the workshop go to: www.sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

Reasons to participate:
It’s fun • Connect with people who care as much as you do • Become empowered/active in your community • Get the facts • Receive a Certificate of Completion • Get a FREE Course Book & more. And these workhops are FREE for LADWP customers, with funding provided by LADWP, and sponsored by L.A. City Council District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz

 

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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner Wednesday, August 24th

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner will be held on Wednesday evening, August 24th, starting at 7 p.m. This one will be at the corner of Rosewood Ave. and Stanley Ave., a couple blocks east of the south end of Fairfax High School. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)

These events are a great way to meet your neighbors and meet with representatives of the LAPD and other L.A. City offices. In addition to presentations by City representatives, there will be an opportunity to ask them questions, so come by and be part of your community.

Oh … by the way … there will be free pizza samples* from The Pizza Press, now located in the West Hollywood Gateway Center.  [*while supplies last]

Meeting at Your Corner August 24 2016

 

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National Night Out Tuesday, August 2nd, Poinsettia Park

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. NNO takes place on the first Tuesday of August each year. So next Tuesday, August 2nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., our local National Night Out will take place at Poinsettia Park Recreation Center, mostly on the south lawn with the entrance where Fuller Ave. meets Willoughby Ave.

This event is being organized by Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch in coordination with LAPD Wilshire Division and the office of our local City Councilmember Paul Koretz. There will be food, music, presentations, free giveaways and more. It’s fun and educational as you can learn from safety experts and others to help or community.

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#Hashtag Lunchbag making lunch for people in need July 31st at The Parlor

On Sunday, June 31st, starting at 10 a.m., you can join with #Hashtag Lunchbag to help make and distribute lunches for people in need. And this is taking place right here in Melrose Village at The Parlor, 7250 Melrose Ave. (southwest corner of Melrose Ave. and Alta Vista Blvd.). No RSVP needed  Just be there at 10 a.m.:

For more information see the #Hashtag Lunchbag website where you can also send questions or feedback.

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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner Wednesday, July 13th

Meeting at Your Corner July 13, 2016

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner is west of the “official” Melrose Village area, but is still part of our community and is in Basic Car Area 7A1 of the LAPD Wilshire Division. This will be on Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 7 p.m. at the corner of Clinton St. and Harper Ave. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)

LAPD Basic Car Area 7A1
Basic Car Area 7A1 is the northwest section of the LAPD Wilshire Division, and the Senior Lead Office (SLO) for the area is Officer Inga Wecker. Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch has posted a video of Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker talking about a range of crime prevention and other safety matters. She also includes more details about representatives from LAPD who will be at this Meeting at Your Corner, so be sure to watch.

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