EPIA urges Dodger Stadium to keep Scott Gate closed

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The Echo Park Improvement Association delivered a letter to the CD1 and CD13 council members Gil Cedillo and Mitch O’Farrell on our recommendations on the opening of the Scott Gate at Dodger Stadium to entry traffic.

The EPIA recommends that the Dodger Stadium Scott Avenue Gate remain closed to stadium entry, as it has over almost 10 years. We believe that opening the gate will cause many unintended problems with the neighborhood and will not change stadium entry times in any way sufficient to justify the cost both in money and community good will. The EPIA also recommends that the gate be open for exit purposes only in games and events with attendance greater than 40,000, again, as has been the practice in the past.

In addition to the above, the letter also requests the Dodgers make additional necessary preparations if the gate will open regardless of our recommendation. Click here to download and view the full letter.

Stay tuned for our article on the issue in the next issue of EPIAn Ways!

Opening Day contact information

Northeast Division questions, contact Senior Lead Officer Gina Chovan: (213) 793-0760 (email is 30347@lapd.lacity.org if you don’t need an immediate response)
Rampart questions or issues, contact Senior Lead Officer Lewis Ford: (213) 793-0775 (email is 27387@lapd.lacity.org if you don’t need an immediate response)
CD13: Adam Bass: (323) 957-4500 / adam.bass@lacity.org
CD1: Melinda Ramos-Alatorre: 323-550-1538 / melinda.alatorre@lacity.org
Park Rangers: albert.torres@lacity.org / 323 816 6715
Oscar Delgado, Manager, Neighborhood & Government Affairs: oscard@ladodgers.com / (323) 224-1443

Neighborhood Council Candidate Forum April 3, 2014

Join us for a Neighborhood Council Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 3, 2014

7:00 pm in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital
 
Get involved, vote informed! Neighborhood Council elections for the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC) takes place on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Join us for a candidate forum on Thursday, April 3 where all those running for a position have been invited to introduce themselves.
When to vote: Elections are Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Edendale Branch Library (2011 West Sunset Boulevard).
How to vote: Bring TWO copies of documentation, such as a drivers license and a utility bill. For the full list of acceptable forms of documentation, click here. For more information on the elections, click here.
To view a list of current candidates, click here.
All are welcome! Bring yourself, your neighbors, your input, and join us at Barlow Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way, in Williams Hall.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00pm Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, March 19, 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. New Business
  4. Land Use:
    1. Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
    2. Morton Village complex
    3. Filming Committee
    4. SB1818 Letter
    5. Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs
    6. Senor Fish CUB
    7. Sunset/Everett Street Project
    8. Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development
    9. Rosebud SFR project
    10. Former City Sip Beer & Wine CUP
    11. New Business
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Restoration Project
      2. Fence around Echo Park Lake Playground
    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. Cleanup
    6. Benches
    7. Farmers’ Market Wall Mural
    8. New Business
  7. Policies, Procedures, & Administrative
    1. Standing Rules, Membership Dues
    2. Should we establish a quorum
    3. NIC as Outreach Tool
    4. New Business
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

EPIA March Town Hall: DODGERS OPENING DAY FORUM

The Dodgers Opening Day game is scheduled for Friday, April 4 at 1:10 pm. Opening Day always brings a lot of stress to the neighborhood.

The EPIA has invited representatives from the Dodgers to present this year’s Opening Day Plan so you can be prepared. Representatives from LAPD, LADOT, Park Rangers, Select Patrol and City Council Districts 1 and 13 will be in attendance to address your questions and concerns.

MARK YOU CALENDARS and make sure you attend on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome! Bring yourself, your neighbors, your input, and join us at Barlow Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way, in Williams Hall.

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Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, February 19, 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
New Business

Land Use:

Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
Morton Village complex
Filming Committee
SB1818 Letter
Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs
Senor Fish CUB
Sunset/Everett Street Project
Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development
Rosebud SFR . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Save Elysian Park’s “Week of Action”

This is a repost from the Save Elysian Park campaign during the week of action

Call and email Councilmember O’Farrell  (213-473-7013) and Councilmember Cedillo (213-473-7001) and ask them to demand answers from Barlow.

Here’s a sample email you can just copy and paste in the email to the councilmembers:

Dear Councilmember,

I oppose the Barlow project.  They should not be granted grading . . . → Read More: Save Elysian Park’s “Week of Action”

Early elections for Echo Park Neighborhood Council

Candidate filing is officially open for the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC). All board seats are open for candidates, including all district representatives (Echo Park has five districts total).

Election day takes place on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Edendale Branch Library in Echo Park.

Deadline for candidate . . . → Read More: Early elections for Echo Park Neighborhood Council

LA Host Lions Club Hosts Councilman Mitch O’Farrell

Submitted by Carol Mares, President LA Host Lions Club

On Thursday evening, January 23, 2014 at Taix, Restaurant, the Los Angeles Host Lions Club hosted Councilman Mitch O’Farrell representing the 13th District of the LA City Council. More than 30 Lions and guests attended this unique dinner meeting which also was the kickoff for the evening meetings . . . → Read More: LA Host Lions Club Hosts Councilman Mitch O’Farrell

Echo Park Community Parade 2013

Thank you to the volunteers of the Echo Park Community Parade for making the 2013 event a wonderful success! The EPIA was happy to participate in the organization of this year’s VIP reception at Allumette.

The Parade Grand Marshal, Isa Meksin, was unable to attend the parade due to illness. We wish you a continued . . . → Read More: Echo Park Community Parade 2013

Echo Park Animal Alliance pet spotlight

Banjo is the complete package! He’s a nine-month-old “teenage” kitten, and enjoys the company of children, dogs, and other cats. Banjo’s ideal home would have lots of toys, lots of love and someone to play with. He’d also like bed privileges and if possible, a window to look out of.

This little guy is neutered, vaccinated, FIV-FeLV . . . → Read More: Echo Park Animal Alliance pet spotlight