Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Committee Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification

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Email publicworks@losfeliznc.org

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Regular Meeting Time 4th Tuesday - TBD

News & Updates

Tree Adoption Event 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification’s Tree Adoption Event with City Plants on June 3, 2017 at Barnsdall Park. We gave away a lot of free trees, and look forward to doing it again next year!

Hollywood Community Plan Update Public Meeting

On July 8th from 10AM – 12PM, a public meeting will be held at the Los Feliz Public Library to discuss the new draft proposal of the Hollywood Community Plan:

The Hollywood Community Plan (HCPU2) sets the stage for the future of Hollywood. It directs anticipated development to already urbanized areas of the Community Plan Area, identifying suitable areas for new development while preserving existing low-scale neighborhoods.

More information can be found at the Hollywood Community Plan website. This event is not sponsored or being run by the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.

Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting – May 2017

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REVISED – 3/23/17 2PM

1.  Call to Order. Roll Call.

2.  Public Comments on Non-agenda items.

3.  Comments from the Chair on Committee/Project Status

4.  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:

A. New Committee Member Introductions (5 mins)

a.  Experience or Expertise

b.  Areas of Interest

B.  June 3 Neighborhood Tree Adoption Event at Barnsdall Park – LA City Plants (30 mins)

a.  Status update on event promotion and budget expenditures

b.  Event volunteer comittments and adoption projections

c.  Final day-of logistics and planning

C.  June 7th Bureau of Street Serices – Small Asphalt Repair Nominations (15 mins)

a.  Review nomination log and finalize submissions for May 31 deadline

D.  Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (30 mins)

a.  Overview of in-progress online survey results and status

b.  Organize in-person interview effort for interested responders

c.  Discuss potential LFVBID collaboration

 

5.  MOTION: Approve previous PW&NB meeting minutes from 3/28/17.

6.  Other comments and announcements.

7.  Adjourn.

How Do I Get a Streetlight Installed?

In general, property owners who will benefit from electrolier streetlights pay for the construction of new street lighting. In addition, benefiting property owners are responsible for cost of operation and maintenance collected annually on the County tax bill.

Until the mid-1950’s, the City did not require developers of housing, commercial and industrial property to install street lighting. So in the older areas of the City, most streets do not have streetlights, unless the developer voluntarily installed them, or a neighborhood group or their Council Office started a project to install them at the property owner’s expense.

Only those who have street lighting pay for it. Maintenance costs are assessed annually. This is not paid for from the basic property taxes or other taxes. New assessments require a vote of the property owners in compliance with Proposition 218, now part of the California Constitution.

Please find three documents below to help with getting a streetlight installed on your street:

Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting — March 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-agenda items.
  3. Comments from the Chair on Committee/Project Status
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:
    1. New Committee Member Introductions (5 mins)
      1. Experience or Expertise
      2. Areas of Interest
    2. Neighborhood Tree Planting Event – City Plants Free Trees Program (20 mins)
      1. Project update and event planning
      2. Collaboration with Environmental Affairs and Outreach
    3. Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (20mins)
      1. Approve draft survey
      2. Organize distribution and interview effort
      3. Discuss potential LFVBID collaboration
    4. “Brighten Up the Village!” Community Lighting Initiative (10mins)
      1. March article in Los Feliz Ledger and project update
      2. Discuss potential LFVBID collaboration
  5. MOTION: Approve previous PW&NB meeting minutes from 1/24/17.
  6. Other comments and announcements.
  7. Adjourn.

Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting – January 2017

1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
2. Public Comments on Non-agenda items.
3. Comments from the Chair on Committee/Project Status.
4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:
A.  New Committee Member Introduction (5 mins)
a.  Experience or Expertise
b.  Area of Interest
B.  Committee Recruitment & Additional Public Outreach (5 mins)
a. Ongoing collaboration with Webmaster, Outreach Committee, and new Social Media Manger position
C. Bureau of Street Services Q4 Small Asphalt Repair Recap (10 mins)
a.  Process Improvement and Nomination Outreach for future repairs
b.  Addition of sidewalk and curb repair; Safe Sidewalks LA / My311D.
D. “Brighten Up the Village!”community lighting initiative (5mins)
a. Silverlake Example: discussion and lessons learned from owner of Lake Boutiquein Silver Lake Blvd. business district
E.  Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (10 mins)
a.  MOTION: Approve introductory letter to surrounding businesses and stakeholders for review and final approval by Governing Board at February meeting*see attached document
b.  Coordinate February/March timeline for distribution and interviews
F.  City Plants – Free Trees Program (10 mins)
a. Home, Parkway, and Business tree request process
G. Bureau of Street Lighting (5 mins)
a.  Broken street light request process
b.  New street light request process
5. MOTION: Approve previous Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification Committee meeting minutes from 11/22.
6. Other comments and announcements.
7. Adjourn.

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Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting – November 2016

  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  1. Public Comments on Non-agenda items
  1. Comments from the Chair on Committee/Project Status.
  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:

 

A.  Committee Member Introductions (15 mins)

a.  Experience or Expertise

b.  Areas of Interest

B.Committee Recruitment & Additional Public Outreach (5 mins)

a. Draft Recruitment Poster

C.  Clean Streets Challenge recap (5 mins)

D.  Bureau of Street Services Small Asphalt Repair truck nominations (10 mins)

E.  Vermont Ave. tree uprootings (5 mins)

F.  Brighten Up the Village!” community lighting initiative (10 mins)

G.  Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey (10 mins)

  1. MOTION: Approve previous Public Works & neighborhood Beautification Committee meeting minutes.
  1. Other comments and announcements.
  1. Adjourn.