Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, July 16

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, July 16, 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. Lotus Festival
    5. 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. Button Mash CUB
    11. Park Drive Street Vacation
    12. New Business
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Restoration Project
    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. 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. EPIA Elections
    5. New Business
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

Join the Echo Park Business Family

The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce is active and accepting applications for membership!

The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce exists for the sole purpose of serving the business people and the residents of Echo Park. They promote economic growth and increase communications among all members of the community.

Why become a member?

The Chamber is the eyes, ears and voice of the business community. We work with local and regional government to protect business interests – your business interests – and to keep the community vibrant through a lively commercial sector.

Supporting the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce with a membership investment means supporting the total community. Echo Park’s Chamber is a major catalyst in the community, keeping it prosperous, safe and affordable. They are there for business as well as your customers.

To view meeting mintues, calendar, sign up for email announcements, or to join as a member, visit www.EPCC.la

Upcoming Echo Park Events

Small Lot Subdivision Informational Workshop
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral at 650 Micheltorena Street

How to Start a Business in LA workshop
Wednesday July 16 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edendale Branch Library. RSVP at bit.ly/smallbizLA

CD13 Community Cleanup
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12 noon
Morton and Academy in Echo Park

CD1 Community Cleanup
Saturday, July 19 from 9:00am-1:00pm
Frank Hotchkin Memorial Center, 1700 Stadium Way
RSVP to: (323) 550-1538

Identity Theft Panel hosted by Congressman Adam Schiff
August 4 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
The Withersbee Auditorium, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Echo Park Rising
August 15-17, 2014
Free! Music, Art, Fun & Food
www.epr.la

LIBRARY EVENTS
Lego Club
Edendale Branch Library
Saturday, July 19 from 10am-12:00 noon

Computer Class for Beginners in English and Spanish
Echo Park Branch Library
Every Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm

GED Glass
Edendale Branch Library
Every Tuesday from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Echo Park neighborhood issues overview

Andrew Garsten, EPIA President

The EPIA Neighborhood Issues Committee (NIC) is the “activist” arm of the EPIA. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, nine volunteers with many years of experience report on, or discuss issues concerning schools, special events, land use, parks and public works issues that impact our community.

When appropriate, NIC will formulate recommendations to be brought to the general membership at our monthly town hall meetings for approval. The recommendations are then directed to the relevant politicians and/or decision-making authorities.

Here’s a list of issues that NIC is weighing in on, or continuing to monitor:

Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development – Monitoring
Morton Village complex – Monitoring
Filming Issues – No activity at this time
SB1818 Letter – Work in progress
Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs – Monitoring
Senior Fish CUB – Letter of recommendations sent. Appeal was withdrawn by Neighborhood Council
Sunset/Everett Street Project – Letter recommending approval with conditions
Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development – Monitoring
Rosebud SFR project – Waiting for developer to come back with more info
Button Mash CUB: Letter recommending support with conditions
Echo Park Lake Restoration Project – continuing to monitor
Elysian Park 18 Acres Elysian Park Expansion Public Safety Issues – continuing to monitor
Northeast Little League Facilities – Letter recommending support
Route 2 Terminus Improvement Project – monitoring
Mural Documentation Project – Work in progress
Dodgers Issues – continuing to monitor
Sunset Streetscape Project – continuing to monitor
Academy Cut Clean Up – Work in progress
Farmer’s Market Wall Mural – Work in progress

The NIC invites anyone who is interested in issues impacting Echo Park and/or their quality of life, whether on this list or not, to come join us at our monthly meetings every third Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital.

Elysian Heights Elementary: Growing as a Community One Step at Time

Article from ElysianHeightsElementary.com

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 Elysian Heights Elementary School hosted its first ever Elysian Heights 5K. On the surface the event was a robust activity to fundraise essential funds for classroom technology and student enrichment materials. However, the event served a greater purpose in building community and providing children and their families an opportunity . . . → Read More: Elysian Heights Elementary: Growing as a Community One Step at Time

Special summer 2014 issue of EPIAn Ways

To download a hi-res PDF, click here.

To view a version in your browser without downloading a . . . → Read More: Special summer 2014 issue of EPIAn Ways

Lotus Festival 2014

See you at the Lotus Festival!
Saturday & Sunday, July 12-13 from 9am-9pm
+ Echo Park Night Friday, July 11

Festivities include the return of the Dragon Boat races, food vendors, performances, music, and more. And of course, the newly renovated Echo Park Lake has blooming Lotus flowers at the festival for the first time in…. years!

Come say hi . . . → Read More: Lotus Festival 2014

Presentation by the Southern California Association of Government

The June Echo Park Town Hall featured representatives from SCAG, the Southern California Association of Government.

What is SCAG? Click here to download and view the . . . → Read More: Presentation by the Southern California Association of Government

Small Lot Subdivision workship July 15

The following is a post on behalf of Council District 13 representatives:

In response to the great interest in the subject, Council District 13 is hosting a Small Lot Subdivision Informational Workshop. The event will feature a presentation and Q&A with Simon Pastucha, an Urban Designer with the Department of City Planning and a creator of the . . . → Read More: Small Lot Subdivision workship July 15

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, June 18

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, June 18, 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
Lotus Festival
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 . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, June 18