Ways to get involved in Echo Park

The Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that has been addressing quality of life issues in Echo Park for over 30 years. If you have a love for Echo Park and want to be involved, check out these opportunities:

Get informed

All are welcome! All of our meetings are held at Barlow Hospital (2000 Stadium Way) in Williams Hall at 7pm. Learn about a variety of issues such as criminal activities, development & other quality of life issues.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Every first Thursday of the month

NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES COMMITTEE

Every third Wednesday of the month

Volunteer

The EPIA sponsors and actively participates in many community activities including neighborhood clean-ups, the Echo Park Holiday Parade, the Lotus Festival, National Night Out and the Homeless Count.

More community organizations and volunteer opportunities can be found on here.

Follow us

We’re on Twitter and Facebook where we share information about Echo Park and the neighborhood!

Sign up for our email list for important neighborhood announcements, click here.

Thank our Fire Fighters – help provide Thanksgiving dinner to Echo Park’s Station 20!

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This Thanksgiving, the Echo Park Improvement Association is sponsoring the LAFD Fire Station 20, located right here in Echo Park on Sunset Boulevard. We will be cooking and delivering a Thanksgiving meal to the eight firefighters who are on duty for the holiday, and we need your help!

We need:

Gravy (x2)
Cranberry sauce (x2)
Stuffing (x2)
2-3 Pies
Dinner rolls
Mashed potatoes (x2)
Yams (x2)
Green beans or other traditional greens

Please help by signing up for a dish of your choice by signing up HERE or by sending us an email at echoparkimprovement@gmail.com

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, October 19

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 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. Dodgers issues
      1. CUP Letter
    3. Seniors Issues
    4. LA Marathon 5K problems
    5. Community Activist Memorial
    6. County Sheriff’s Oversight Commission
    7. Filming Committee
    8. LA Helicopter Noise Coalition
    9. Lotus Festival
    10. National Night Out
    11. New Business
  4. Land Use:
    1. Action Required:
      1. 712 N Alvarado St Apartment Development DIR-2015- 3518-DB, ENV-2015- 3519-CE
      2. Remodels vs Demolition
      3. 330 – 332 N. Patton St. Apartment
      4. 1500 W Landa St
      5. 707 Alvarado
      6. 1635 Morton SLSD
      7. Fargo & Alvarado (4) single family residence project.
      8. 1301 W Sunset Blvd 45 unit Mixed Use Project with SB1818 Density Bonus
      9. Mohawk Collection Adaptive Reuse and CUB
    2. Open
      1. Barlow Hospital
      2. Bruce Court SF Development
      3. Rosebud SFR
      4. 1003 Everett Street demolition
      5. 1304 EP Avenue Cell Tower
      6. Short Term Rentals Ordinance
    3. Action taken, awaiting conclusion
      1. Sunset/Everett Street Project
      2. 1936 Preston Avenue SLSD
      3. Quintero SLSD
      4. Belmont Street SLSD
      5. 1245 Innes Ave. Cell Tower
      6. 1201 N Alvarado
      7. 1750 Glendale Blvd Apartments
      8. Temple and Glendale Apartment
      9. 1625 West Palo Alto Street (Hotel)
      10. Sage Micro-Brewery CUB
      11. 1650 Echo Park Ave Cell Tower
      12. Echo Park Avenue & Grafton Street
      13. 1509 N. Echo Park Avenue CUB
      14. Libre, 1606 W. Sunset CUB
    4. New Business
      1. 1498 Sunset Blvd CUB
      2. 1852 Lobdel Place SFR Addition
      3. 1605 Champlian Terrace Non-compliant SFR
      4. Gigi’s Bakery CUP (Nick Leathers presenting)
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Raskin Estate
    2. City Ordinance Regarding Vending in Parks
    3. Elysian Park
      1. Northeast Little League Facilities
      2. Sand & Water feature at parks
    4. County Parks Needs Assessment
    5. New business
  6. Public Works:
    1. Route 2 Terminus Improvement Project
    2. Mural Projects – EPIA Committee
    3. Clinton Stairway Project
    4. Sunset Cut Retaining Wall
    5. Downtown Echo Park BID
    6. New Business
  7. Policies, Procedures, & Administrative
    1. Standing Rules, Membership Dues
    2. Elections Committee
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

EPIA Holiday Potluck and Toy Drive 2016

It’s that time of year again!
The EPIA holiday potluck and toy drive takes place on…

Thursday, December 1, 2016

at 7:00 pm

Bring your favorite dish to share
& donate an unopened, unwrapped toy

Location:
Council District 13 offices – 1722 Sunset Boulevard
Enter through the back door!

November town hall: Short Term Rentals in Our Neighborhood

November town hall:

Short Term Rentals in Our Neighborhood

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital (2000 Stadium Way)

Come hear representatives from AirBnB and Keep Neighborhoods First discuss the pros & cons of the proposed LA City Short Term Rental Ordinance.  A moderated questions & answers session will follow the panel discussion.

During our town hall meetings, we discuss issues affecting our neighborhood including new Echo Park businesses, land use issues and more. Get out and volunteer, meet neighbors, and let EPIA help with your neighborhood projects like community clean ups, tree plantings, beautification projects, or other city related issues.

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Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, September 21

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 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. Dodgers issues
      1. CUP Letter
    3. Seniors Issues
    4. LA Marathon 5K problems
    5. Community Activist Memorial
    6. County Sheriff’s Oversight Commission
    7. Filming Committee
    8. LA Helicopter Noise Coalition
    9. Lotus Festival
    10. National Night Out
    11. New Business
  4. Land Use:
    1. Action Required:
      1. 712 N Alvarado St Apartment Development DIR-2015- 3518-DB, ENV-2015- 3519-CE
      2. Remodels vs Demolition
      3. 330 – 332 N. Patton St. Apartment
      4. 1500 W Landa St
      5. 707 Alvarado
      6. 1635 Morton SLSD
      7. Fargo & Alvarado (4) single family residence project.
      8. 1301 W Sunset Blvd 45 unit Mixed Use Project with SB1818 Density Bonus
      9. Mohawk Collection Adaptive Reuse and CUB
    2. Open
      1. Barlow Hospital
      2. Bruce Court SF Development
      3. Rosebud SFR
      4. 1003 Everett Street demolition
      5. 1304 EP Avenue Cell Tower
      6. Short Term Rentals Ordinance
    3. Action taken, awaiting conclusion
      1. Sunset/Everett Street Project
      2. 1936 Preston Avenue SLSD
      3. Quintero SLSD
      4. Belmont Street SLSD
      5. 1245 Innes Ave. Cell Tower
      6. 1201 N Alvarado
      7. 1750 Glendale Blvd Apartments
      8. Temple and Glendale Apartment
      9. 1625 West Palo Alto Street (Hotel)
      10. Sage Micro-Brewery CUB
      11. 1650 Echo Park Ave Cell Tower
      12. Echo Park Avenue & Grafton Street
      13. 1509 N. Echo Park Avenue CUB
      14. Libre, 1606 W. Sunset CUB
    4. New Business
      1. 1498 Sunset Blvd CUB
      2. 1852 Lobdel Place SFR Addition
      3. 1605 Champlian Terrace Non-compliant SFR
      4. Gigi’s Bakery CUP (Nick Leathers presenting)
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Raskin Estate
    2. City Ordinance Regarding Vending in Parks
    3. Elysian Park
      1. Northeast Little League Facilities
      2. Sand & Water feature at parks
    4. County Parks Needs Assessment
    5. New business
  6. Public Works:
    1. Route 2 Terminus Improvement Project
    2. Mural Projects – EPIA Committee
    3. Clinton Stairway Project
    4. Sunset Cut Retaining Wall
    5. Downtown Echo Park BID
    6. New Business
  7. Policies, Procedures, & Administrative
    1. Standing Rules, Membership Dues
    2. Elections Committee
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

Visit us at the 36th Lotus Festival

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The lotus in the lake are blooming, which means it’s time for the Lotus Festival!

This is the 36th Lotus Festival, to be held at Echo Park Lake on Saturday, July 9-10, 2016. The host county is the Republic of Korea, and you can expect entertaining performances, lots of food and other vendors.

Be sure to visit us at the Community Booth section from noon to 5pm each day where we’ll be raffling off some great prizes along with other fun giveaways!

2016 Lotus Festival

Dodgers Stadium Opening Day Community Forum

 

The Dodgers Opening Day game is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 1:10 pm. Opening Day always brings a lot of stress to the neighborhood.

The EPIA has invited representatives from the Dodgers, LAPD, LADOT, Park Rangers, Select Patrol and City Council Districts 1 and 13 to present this year’s Opening Day Plan and address your questions and concerns.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and make sure you attend on Thursday, March 3 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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