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, the city is hoping to improve traffic flow on the increasingly congested 2 Freeway as it transitions into Glendale Boulevard. Residents and governing bodies haven’t always agreed on the direction of the project, however Metro adopted plans in contrast to resident input and concerns. At the next meeting, we’ll have an opportunity to get updates and ask questions on the project.

Caltrans is in the final design phases of the project, and intend to complete the design this summer and go to bid later this year. One of the issues that will be discussed is new street lighting from Allesandro to Branden Street, which has to be approved by adjacent property owners in a formal vote.

Metro has additional information on their website, click here.

This is an important opportunity to learn more about the project. Bring your neighbors, friends, and roommates to the meeting on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 pm, in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital.Print

 

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 obligated to present the project to the community, but has graciously agreed to do so. The developer is not obligated to take action on any input, but is open to hearing thoughts from community members.

The EPIA Neighborhood Issues Committee encourages you to come out and participate.

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

EPIA NIC Special Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Library at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

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

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

  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. Former City Sip Beer & Wine CUP
    11. Ostrich Farm CUB
    12. New Business
      1. Button Mash CUB
      2. Park Drive Street Vacation
  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. 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

Special Meeting: SCAG – The little known agency behind city planning

EPIA presents
SCAG: The little known agency behind city planning

Special guest: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Did you ever want to know what drives cities like Los Angeles to make up zoning that allows more development? Did you wonder if they just dream this stuff up?

Our June town hall meeting includes a special presentation from SCAG (South California Association of Governments), which uses federal census data to make projections on population and mobility trends for all the cities of Southern California.

Hear SCAG present an overview of this little known government entity, discuss the 2012 Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), a newly required element of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and discuss the next steps associated with the 2016 planning development process.

For more information about SCAG, 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.

Echo Park Town Hall

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00pm

Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, May 21

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, May 21, 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. Former City Sip Beer & Wine CUP
    11. New Business
      1. Ostrich Farm
  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. 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. New Business
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

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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NC Candidate Forum

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

  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. New Business
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake Restoration Project
    2. Elysian Park
      1. 18 Acres Elysian Park Expansion Public Safety Issues
    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