Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, October 15

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7 pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

  1. Introductions and sign in
  2. Approve Minutes
  3. Schools & Civic:
    1. Van De Kamps/LACC-LACCD
    2. Seniors Issues
    3. LA Marathon 5K problems
    4. Liberty Street Cleanup between Montana & Reservoir
    5. New Business
  4. Land Use:
    1. Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
    2. Morton Village complex
    3. Filming Committee
    4. SB1818 Letter
    5. Sunset/Everett Street Project
    6. Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development
    7. Rosebud SFR project
    8. Button Mash CUB
    9. Park Drive Street Vacation
    10. The Park CUB Renewal
    11. Various Sunset Blvd by-right projects
    12. Lot 1 CUB
    13. New Business
      1. Lake Shore Cafe – 1412 Glendale Blvd
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Restoration Project
      2. City Ordinance Regarding Vending in Parks
    2. Elysian Park
      1. 18 Acres Elysian Park Expansion Public Safety Issues
      2. Northeast Little League Facilities
    3. New business
  6. Public Works:
    1. Route 2 Terminus Improvement Project
    2. Mural Projects – EPIA Committee
    3. Dodgers issues
    4. Sunset Streetscape
    5. Academy Cut Cleanup
    6. Clinton Stairway Project
    7. Farmers’ Market Wall Mural
    8. Sunset stretch between Lavita and Douglas on south side no street cleanup-trash
    9. Handicap parking on Preston
    10. Letter regarding request for crosswalk at Morton Academy, formal sidewalk on Academy from Morton into Elysian Park, ADA compliant curbs at Academy & Morton
    11. New Business
  7. Policies, Procedures, & Administrative
    1. Standing Rules, Membership Dues
    2. Should we establish a quorum
    3. NIC as Outreach Tool
    4. EPIA Elections
    5. New Business
      1. Rules on NIC Membership qualifications and nominations procedure
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

Petition to install pedestrian crosswalks in Elysian Park

Ever done the dash of death over Academy to access Elysian Park Trails?

The Echo Park Gathering of Elders and Caregivers is circulating a petition to begin the process of installing pedestrian crosswalks on both Scott Avenue and Academy Road at Elysian Park Drive.

Click here to download the petition page, print, sign and distribute to your neighbors. You can mail the pages to us at:

Echo Park Improvement Association
P.O. Box 261021
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park & Elysian Park free walking tours

The Echo Park Gathering of the Elders and Caregivers is hosting a series of free, educational walking tours of Echo Park Lake and Elysian Park. The walks are open to everyone of all ages. Please dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring plenty of water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Echo Park Lake

Learn about all the plants in and around Echo Park Lake, a guided tour led by Michael O’Brien (Echo Park’s local expert!).

Monday, October 6 at 9:00 am
Meet by the Boat House

Friday, October 24 at 9:00 am
Meet at the clump of bamboos by the pump station (close to Bellevue & Echo Park Avenue)

Monday, October 27 at 9:00 am
Meet at the south end of Echo Park by Glendale Avenue and Bellevue.

Elysian Park

A guided tour led by Michael O’Brien of all the plants along a popular trail in the 544 acre public park.

Friday, October 17 at 9:00 am
Meet at the fire road at trail on Academy between Morton and Stadium Way/Avenue of the Palms. Exercise caution as there are no crosswalks or sidewalks in this section of the road.

Click here to download and print the flyer.

 

CicLAvia comes to Echo Park: Road closures and more

Our town hall yesterday featured a representative from the nonprofit organization CicLAvia to present their street closure plans for this Sunday. The event, a free, open streets event in which streets are closed in favor of bicycles and pedestrians, is coming to Echo Park for the first time since its start in Los Angeles four years ago.

Sections of Glendale Boulevard and Bellevue (just south of Echo Park Lake) will be closed for a few hours on Sunday, October 5. At the corner of Glendale and Bellevue is the “Echo Park Hub,” where there will be a DJ, a KPCC booth and food trucks like Fluff Ice, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Mandoline Grill. Also at the Echo Park Hub will be 100 feet of bike racks so event participants can lock up and enjoy.

With the Hub being right next to Echo Park Lake, the concern was that cyclists would find their way into the park – where no cycling or skating is allowed. CicLAvia will have multiple sites with signage posted, and will staff the entries of the park to notify cyclists if they attempt to enter the park. The freeway exit at the 101 will be open but you won’t be able to turn left onto Bellevue.

Click on the map below to download the printable PDF of the map, noting the locations where cars will be allowed to safely cross the CicLAvia route with the assistance of DOT.

Ciclavia

Activities

In addition to the activities at the Echo Park Hub, there will be a lot of great activities throughout the CicLAvia route from food trucks, free walking tours, rock walls, library events, and more.

Click here to download the flyer for a full list of events.

Metro Routes affected

Multiple bus routes will be affected by the street closures. Click here to download the flyer.

Dodgers Postseason schedule, traffic and safety information

Dodgers Postseason

We attended a community meeting on Thursday, October 2 on the Dodgers postseason plans for traffic abatement and public safety in Echo Park and surrounding communities. While there wasn’t a lot of new news, they did present the postseason schedule, plans for ingress and egress traffic along with LADOT placement as well as LAPD deployment . . . → Read More: Dodgers Postseason schedule, traffic and safety information

Dodgers on Postseason Traffic & Public Safety Plans

Please join us at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm

The Dodgers are the NL West Champions! Time to chat about the postseason plans for the stadium and how the stadium activities will affect the surrounding neighborhood.

Representatives from LAPD, LADOT and City Council Districts 1 and 13 will be in attendance to address your . . . → Read More: Dodgers on Postseason Traffic & Public Safety Plans

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, September 17

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

Introductions and sign in
Approve Minutes
Schools & Civic:

Van De Kamps/LACC-LACCD
Seniors Issues
LA Marathon 5K problems
Liberty Street Cleanup between Montana & Reservoir
New Business

Land Use:

Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
Morton Village complex
Filming Committee
SB1818 Letter
Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs
Sunset/Everett Street Project
Planet Home Bruce . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, September 17

Special Meeting: High Speed Rail

SPECIAL MEETING
High Speed Rail Project
Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm

Scoping Comment Period Extended: Palmdale to Burbank/Burbank to Los Angeles

The plans for the High Speed Rail Project are being finalized – this will affect our area along the LA River and Elysian Park.

Our meeting will address all these issues so that you . . . → Read More: Special Meeting: High Speed Rail

Echo Park town hall with Caltrans/Metro on 2 Freeway Terminus

On Thursday, September 4, the Echo Park Improvement Association Town Hall will feature representatives from Caltrans (along with Metro) to present a status update on the 2 Freeway Terminus project.

50 years ago, residents kept the freeway from expanding to the 101 freeway through Echo Park. Now that there are more and more cars on the road, . . . → Read More: Echo Park town hall with Caltrans/Metro on 2 Freeway Terminus

Special meeting: 27 unit development on 1313 Sunset Blvd

Please come an see the presentation of a new 27 Unit Residential Development at 1313 Sunset Boulevard. The developer will present the project. Community members will be invited to provide input.

PLEASE NOTE: The project is being developed conforming to existing zoning codes and is therefore by right. This means that the developer is not . . . → Read More: Special meeting: 27 unit development on 1313 Sunset Blvd