Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Representation District B

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LOS FELIZ SQUARE, LAUGHLIN PARK, THAI TOWN NORTH

“Franklin runs through it.”

With an exclusive gated community, Laughlin Park, in one corner and Thai Town North at another, our District B is an eclectic mix of businesses and residences and cultures.  It’s the northernmost point of a very, very long Los Angeles thoroughfare, Western Avenue, that runs all the way south to Long Beach.  Western Avenue, appropriately enough, serves as our Western border delineating Los Feliz from Hollywood.
District B is Los Feliz’s melting pot.  With Armenian, Thai and Korean enclaves (amongst others) within it, it’s also home to schools and churches and associations serving these very distinct communities, including a Buddhist temple.  Ethnic “mom & pop” shops dot Hollywood Boulevard, and many of the families that run them live nearby.

With a majority of the District’s buildings being built in the “roaring” 20’s,” this area became an affordable option for newcomers to L.A. (read: Hollywood) with a large concentration of multi-unit buildings and garden apartment complexes.  Today, single-family homes whose families have been in them for decades, occupy the same blocks where large apartment buildings see new tenants moving in and out each month.

News & Updates

July 2017 Tree Trimming in District B

Urban Forestry will be trimming the trees along Oxford, Serrano and Hobart starting today. This will take approximately 10 days, will happen in the evening(s) and will have several short restrictions on parking so that Urban Forestry personnel will be able to work.

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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.

Holiday Traffic Around Griffith Park

Due to expected heavy holiday traffic, the Department of Recreation and Parks will be putting the following traffic mitigation measures in effect from December 23 – January 8, 2017.

  • No Parking signs on Commonwealth from Los Feliz Blvd up to the nursery will be posted on the west side of the street from 11am-11pm to aid egress.

  •  No Parking signs on Fern Dell, west side,  from Los Feliz Blvd to Black Oak from 11am-11pm to assist with egress.

  • A temporary STOP sign will be placed at Fern Dell and Black Oak . 

  • LADOT traffic officers will be posted at Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell, Vermont,Hillhurst and Commonwealth on 12/23 , 12/31 and 1/1.

  • In the evening park staff will station at Red Oak to assist with egress.

  • Park Services will utilize parking lots and lawn lots at the Greek Theatre. 

  • LADOT DASH will provide circulator shuttles from these lots up to the Observatory.We also have extra DASH shuttles running fro the Sunset/Vermont station courtesy of LADOT DASH.

  • Electric message boards will be placed at Hillhurst/Vermont and at Fern Dell.

  • One side of Western Canyon Road will be posted on cones ‘No Parking’ . This is to help with traffic flow and congestion.

  • Rangers will be in the area the entire time  323)644-6661

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Franklin & Western Development Project – Local Hearing

Western Franklin 500' Radius

1860-1868 N. Western Avenue & 5440-5448 W. Franklin Avenue

The council’s Planning, Zoning, and Historic Preservation (PZHP) Committee will review an application pending before the city’s Planning Department and Zoning Administrators at a later date.  The public is invited to attend this meeting and provide comment before the council makes any recommendations or advisements regarding the proposal.

Existing Project Site

• Construct an approximately 101,916 square foot, five-story mixed use project, with approximately 5,546 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

• Proposal inludes 96 residential units and sets aside 30% of the base density units for “Very Low Income” restricted affordable housing.

• Proposal includes 123 parking spaces; 105 residential parking and 18 retail / guest parking spaces, plus 54 bicycle parking stalls.

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• The Project is within the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District (TOD) Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP).

• Applicant is requesting a density bonus of up to 83% as allowed by building and zoning codes, plus additional variances and/or waivers.

Click here to view, print or download complete committee agenda packet and project related documents.

 

Mariposa-Alexandria Intersection Improvement

The Board has written a letter to DOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds concerning the intersection of Alexandria and Mariposa Avenues. This originally came up through LFNC Representative Jon Deutsch who listened to residents concerns of dangerous driving and unsafe walking conditions near the intersection. The matter was brought up at the Transportation & Mobility Committee who agreed that more needed to be done. The final letter sent was approved at the July 2016 meeting of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Governing Board.

Mariposa-Alexandria Intersection PDF

2016 Election Winners

On May 14th, 2016, Los Feliz stakeholders elected ten boardmembers to the Council. Below are the newly elected from each of our five districts (Official Canvass of Votes).

Thank you to all 27 candidates for stepping forward and putting in the time and effort to campaign.  We hope to see them, and all our neighbors, stay involved in the Council through attending meetings, being part of committees, and also taking advantage of our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  Stay connected, sign up for: email updates.

District A

District A (green)

Sheldon Hirshon

In December 2014 my wife and I relocated from New York City to Los Feliz. We fell in love with the village, the local stores, Griffith Park, the beauty of the district and its distinct history. We found neighbors who welcomed us with warmth and friendship. In February, I was elected by the Governing Board to fill a District A vacancy through June and now sit on the Rules and Elections Committee. In my short tenure I have considered zoning issues, the Griffith Park traffic problem and the proposed new traffic plan, and visited the entire district. I am running for a full term as I want to preserve the life qualities that brought my wife and I here and to actively participate in the neighborhood we now call our home. I was a senior corporate partner at Proskauer Rose until retiring in 2012 after a 40-year legal career. During my career I launched and headed 5 non-profit companies. We have 3 grown children; two live and/or work in Los Angeles and the third in Las Vegas.

Courtney Ballard

I have lived in Los Feliz for the past 5 years, and I have seen many changes — some good and some not-so-good — in our community. I’m attuned to the issues that Los Feliz residents face now, and those that we will likely face in the future. I love Los Feliz. I care deeply about our community — its prosperity, its safety and its preservation. I think everyone in District A is aware of the rerouting of traffic via smartphone applications and the problems — and the dangers — this traffic is creating. As a part-time stay-at-home mother of a 15 month old baby, I want to see our neighborhood support the growing number of families with children moving into the area. I want to make the streets safe for our children. I want to create safe recreational spaces in our district. As a part-time attorney and current District A Representative, I see a way to make these things happen. If I am elected to the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, I will make safety in our community my number one priority.

District B

District B (orange)

Jon Deutsch

 When I first moved to Los Feliz 8 years ago, I realized that this was a community unlike any other in Los Angeles. Every day I am continually awed by what our neighborhood has to offer: outstanding natural beauty, renowned cultural institutions, unique small businesses, and wonderful homes.As a filmmaker and writer, I truly live and work in Los Feliz and would love the opportunity to give back to the vibrant neighborhood that has given me so much.Our home faces tremendous challenges and opportunities in the next few years – from the ongoing improvement of Griffith Park, to the development of new apartment buildings and homes, to the increasing plight of our homeless population.I want to represent you on the LFNC to bring YOUR voice to the table as our civic leaders craft the decisions that will impact all of our lives. I believe that listening, outreach, and consensus-building are our best tools to ensure that Los Feliz remains a special place to live, work, and play.

Amy Foell

 My name is Amy Foell and Los Feliz has been my home for over five years. Serving our community is a win-win; a perfect way for me to utilize and refine my communication skills whilst advocating on our behalf to City Council. Personally I’d like to ensure our neighborhood maintains its beauty and safety. Our businesses and residents have felt the burden of rising homelessness. The Mayor and City Council must take a solution-based and humane approach to ensure this ongoing issue is effectively managed. I’ve been an advocate and activist my entire life and look forward to having an opportunity to jump in locally for our collective voices. I have a Bachelors in Social Science, a Masters in Teaching as well as a Certificate in Television Writing. For employment, I am the Workforce Development Manager at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Books currently by my bedside are The 8 Laws of Change by Stephan A. Schwartz, A Full Life by Jimmy Carter and Super Genes by Deepak Chopra, M.D. Vote Amy!

District C

District C (red)

Gina Issac

Isaac, Gina I have resided in Los Feliz for most of my life. I am a local. I live and work in this community. Both my parents and grandparents are homeowners in Los Feliz, and have resided here for over 60 years. I attended Franklin Elementary School, 32nd Street Performing Arts Magnet, and Fairfax Visual Arts Magnet High School. I went to Los Angeles Valley Community College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the Music Industry from California State University, Los Angeles. Presently, I am a Realtor with 12 years of professional experience. I worked at the Coldwell Banker Los Feliz brokerage for 6 years, and presently work for the Nourmand & Associates Hollywood brokerage. I possess keen reasoning ability, sharp analytical skills, and practical wisdom in evaluating situations that aren’t “black & white.” I am quick on the uptake and am able to engage in reasoned debate. I am a leader, and I am devoted to improving and preserving our village.

Barbara Howell

Howell, BAfter living in the Los Feliz area for 25 years, I fill it might be time to get involved.

Over the years, I have seen businesses and activities come and go, properties change and the neighborhood evolve.

Others have provided leadership and direction while I worked on my career. Now, it is time for me to become more involved.

District D

District D (purple)

Nello Digiandomenico

56_104_-1405978501I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the bulk of my seven years in Los Angeles in — what is now my only home — Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.Originally from upstate New York, I relocated after graduating SUNY Brockport College.

I’m excited to start my first truly elected term on the Los Feliz NC. I was fortunate enough to reside on the board since October 2015 after the previous representative of District D resigned. Since then, I was able to gain an understanding of what it is to be a board member.

My short time on the board has also lent to me an understanding of the dynamics of the board, its members, and its relationship with its stakeholders. I believe — combined with my passion to preserve and expand the charm that makes Los Feliz the best neighborhood in all of Los Angeles — my experience allows for immediate expansion of my outreach to the neighborhood as I am the new Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee and plan on getting more involved in Education and PZHP.

Dan McNamara

McNamara, D I’ve been a resident of Los Feliz District D for several years, and I would be honored to represent my neighbors on the LFNC. I am an Eagle Scout with a degree in journalism; leadership, problem solving, and communication are my strong suits. My goals on the council will be related to traffic and safety in the area, and coordination with our neighbors in Silver Lake & Atwater Village.

I have already submitted proposals to the city of LA regarding the need for a 4-way stop at the intersection of Monon & St. George, which can be treacherous, especially when non-residents are speeding through to avoid nearby traffic. The proximity to John Marshall High School makes this an especially important safety concern.

I also want to coordinate with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council regarding traffic and business on Hyperion Ave., which is our shared border. I’d like to find a way to reduce gridlock around the Trader Joe’s.

If elected, I will work hard for the good of our community.

District E

District E (blue)

Bryant Edwards

Edwards, Bryant Having lived in Los Angeles my entire life, I have had the unique pleasure of living and working in various neighborhoods. Los Feliz is my favorite. You can see me walking to work (CHLA), to the store, or to any one of our many neighborhood restaurants. I am embedded and invested in our community, and I am committed to working with neighbors and city officials to sustain our neighborhood’s and our city’s vitality. I will do everything that I can to ensure the safety, vibrancy, and sense of community in Los Feliz.For the past 3 years, I have served on the board of my profession’s state association, collaborating with stakeholders throughout California. I am interested in the same type of involvement right here in my neighborhood.

As a firm believer in collaboration, gathering and using evidence to inform decisions, and being proactive in order to sustain our community. I hope that you’ll give me the opportunity to serve our neighborhood.

Danny Cohen

Cohen, DannyI have been a resident of Sunset Drive and District E since March 2010, a member of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Governing Board since August 2015, and involved with LFNC since October 2014.

Los Feliz, much like the rest of Los Angeles, is changing, but we can all be a part of having that change be inclusive and forward thinking. We’re facing the realities of housing, transportation, and the state of our environment. During my time already on the Governing Board, along with the Transportation Committee, I have focused on creatively evolving our shared resources to provide a better Los Feliz, rather than settling for the status quo. Our neighborhood should reflect the fact that we are all Los Feliz.

Being on the LFNC Governing Board is important to me because it provides the opportunity to be a part of the positive change, head public discussion, and help to shape the future of this wonderful neighborhood.

Thank you for your consideration and your vote.

Elections – District B Voter Info

B-Photo-CollageGENERAL ELECTION – MAY 14TH / FIREHOUSE (#35)

(1601 HILLHURST AVENUE, LOS FELIZ, 12 PM-4 PM)

THE CANDIDATES

Amy Foell My name is Amy Foell and Los Feliz has been my home for over five years. Serving our community is a win-win; a perfect way for me to utilize and refine my communication skills whilst advocating on our behalf to City Council. Personally I’d like to ensure our neighborhood maintains its beauty and safety. Our businesses and residents have felt the burden of rising homelessness. The Mayor and City Council must take a solution-based and humane approach to ensure this ongoing issue is effectively managed. I’ve been an advocate and activist my entire life and look forward to having an opportunity to jump in locally for our collective voices. I have a Bachelors in Social Science, a Masters in Teaching as well as a Certificate in Television Writing. For employment, I am the Workforce Development Manager at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Books currently by my bedside are The 8 Laws of Change by Stephan A. Schwartz, A Full Life by Jimmy Carter and Super Genes by Deepak Chopra, M.D. Vote Amy!
Harold Lowell FranklinHomeowner in Los Feliz for 18 1/2 years.Great place to raise a family, I watched my daughter working with her home grown Lemons in her Lemonade stand. (the local Firehouse 35 were her biggest customers) I very much enjoy ‘the Feel’ of this community and want to do something to make it a better, safer, an even more interesting and enjoyable place to live.I will encourage input from the voices of neighborhood and work with the city to incorporate what we can for all who live, work,shop and play here.
Jon Deutsch When I first moved to Los Feliz 8 years ago, I realized that this was a community unlike any other in Los Angeles. Every day I am continually awed by what our neighborhood has to offer: outstanding natural beauty, renowned cultural institutions, unique small businesses, and wonderful homes.As a filmmaker and writer, I truly live and work in Los Feliz and would love the opportunity to give back to the vibrant neighborhood that has given me so much.Our home faces tremendous challenges and opportunities in the next few years – from the ongoing improvement of Griffith Park, to the development of new apartment buildings and homes, to the increasing plight of our homeless population.I want to represent you on the LFNC to bring YOUR voice to the table as our civic leaders craft the decisions that will impact all of our lives. I believe that listening, outreach, and consensus-building are our best tools to ensure that Los Feliz remains a special place to live, work, and play.
Janet Kim I was born and raised in District B of Los Feliz. After years of studying and working in New York, Colorado, and DC, I moved back to Los Feliz 6 years ago and I can say with much confidence and pride that Los Feliz was a wonderful place to grow up in and is an even more enjoyable neighborhood to live in now as an adult.I am currently working in business and marketing, but my past experiences include work in vaccine development for the CDC and analyzing science and security policy in various public policy centers. I love hiking in Griffith Park with my two dogs, supporting the wonderful small businesses in our neighborhood, and volunteering with the Immigration Department at the International Rescue Committee.My family has lived in Los Feliz for nearly 40 years, and we have seen the neighborhood change and evolve into the dynamic, thriving community it is now. I am deeply committed to making this great neighborhood even greater, and I would love your vote on May 14.
Christina Amirian Khanjian I am a resident of Los Feliz for the past 19 years, living in this area most of my entire life. My husband, Gary, and I have two daughters and we are very active in the community volunteering for
several local charities. I am a local shopaholic
and love to do “walking tours” of the unique shops, business establishments and restaurants
along Hollywood Boulevard and on Franklin, Vermont and Hillhurst. We have
most everything right here in this neighborhood where East meets West. I love this neighborhood where
every block you can taste and see the cultures of the world. This is a beautiful district. I want to continue to work with these small Mom and Pop stores and the neighbors who frequent these businesses so that they continue to thrive. I will listen to your needs if elected since I live in and enjoy this neighborhood. I am your neighbor.
Michael B. Hoffman 31+ yrs of Public Service & counting! MA in Public Administration emphasis in Policy! Ready to administer & deliver your municipal srvcs to you in Los Feliz, including PD, FD & public safety; edu; parking & traffic; rec & parks; land use, zoning, construction & business permitting; plus public works projects & other city-wide issues. Experience in Public budgeting; when & where to fund initiatives that will most benefit our neighborhood. Ready to put in a lot of work & expecting to chair committee(s) or drive major initiative(s). Humble, quick learner & able to engage in reasoned debate. Most importantly, have led by example small & large diverse groups with often competing goals towards a common successful conclusion. Would cherish the “opportunity” to be elected by the people, for the people & most importantly to provide the people with quality governmental services that they so well deserve. Ready to spearhead efforts to continually improve this neighborhood–our neighborhood.
Rohitkumar Srinivasa I’m an Immigration Attorney, and have always had an appreciation for Los Feliz in how it beautifully integrates culture, art, cuisine and truly impacts my work in helping bring in and assimilate those who are looking for opportunity around the world.Although, I think anyone is fortunate to live in Los Feliz, I believe plenty of things can be improved. From pedestrian safety, to zoning suggestions, to harmonious living between both old and young, a lot could be done through right legislation and regulation.I have the requisite skills to advocate for the residents as I advocate for my clients everyday and the fact that I live here gives me the passion to only go further for my constituents.I’ve never thought of myself as someone who’d get involved in holding a position for the benefit of the public, but as I’ve grown older I’ve realized the impact it could make with the right people. I believe I’m old enough with the experience and young enough to have the vigor.
Shaun TempleI have been an urban planner for the County of Los Angeles for nearly eight years. I work on community growth issues within a variety of neighborhoods throughout the LA region and I understand the importance of having commercially vibrant local businesses and also the importance of maintaining livable residential areas.As Los Feliz is my home, I would work toward finding a balance and transition between the two so that both can continue to thrive in their own respective way. Through my professional background I am familiar with zoning codes, bureaucratic processes, and local area politics. I work daily within the realm of all three and I would like to use my experience and knowledge to make sure Los Feliz remains one of the great neighborhoods of Los Angeles that we are proud to call home.

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ABOUT DISTRICT B / LOS FELIZ SQUARE, LAUGHLIN PARK and THAI TOWN NORTH

“Franklin runs through it.”

With an exclusive gated community, Laughlin Park, in one corner and Thai Town North at another, our District B is an eclectic mix of businesses and residences and cultures.  It’s the northernmost point of a very, very long Los Angeles thoroughfare, Western Avenue, that runs all the way south to Long Beach.  Western Avenue, appropriately enough, serves as our Western border delineating Los Feliz from Hollywood.

Trianon ApartmentsDistrict B is Los Feliz’s melting pot.  With Armenian, Thai and Korean enclaves (amongst others) within it, it’s also home to schools and churches and associations serving these very distinct communities, including a Buddhist temple.  Ethnic “mom & pop” shops dot Hollywood Boulevard, and many of the families that run them live nearby.Thailand Plaza

With a majority of the District’s buildings being built in the “roaring” 20’s,” this area became an affordable option for newcomers to L.A. (read: Hollywood) with a large concentration of multi-unit buildings and garden apartment complexes.  Today, single-family homes whose families have been in them for decades, occupy the same blocks where large apartment buildings see new tenants moving in and out each month.

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Elections – District B Candidate Info

B-Photo-CollageLOS FELIZ SQUARE, LAUGHLIN PARK and THAI TOWN NORTH

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES – CANDIDATE REGISTRATION – ENDS MARCH 15TH

“Franklin runs through it.”

With an exclusive gated community, Laughlin Park, in one corner and Thai Town North at another, our District B is an eclectic mix of businesses and residences and cultures.  It’s the northernmost point of a very, very long Los Angeles thoroughfare, Western Avenue, that runs all the way south to Long Beach.  Western Avenue, appropriately enough, serves as our Western border delineating Los Feliz from Hollywood.Los Feliz Architecture

District B is Los Feliz’s melting pot.  With Armenian, Thai and Korean enclaves (amongst others) within it, it’s also home to schools and churches and associations serving these very distinct communities, including a Buddhist temple.  Ethnic “mom & pop” shops dot Hollywood Boulevard, and many of the families that run them live nearby.Thailand Plaza

With a majority of the District’s buildings being built in the “roaring” 20’s,” this area became an affordable option for newcomers to L.A. (read: Hollywood) with a large concentration of multi-unit buildings and garden apartment complexes.  Today, single-family homes whose families have been in them for decades, occupy the same blocks where large apartment buildings see new tenants moving in and out each month.

KEY ISSUES

Business Corridor Development – Hollywood Boulevard, which is essentially District B’s entire southern boundary is within the Vermont-Western Station Neighborhood Plan (or ‘SNAP’).  SNAP relaxes building codes near Metro stations to where structures can be built higher and with more “density” than in other city areas.  How the scale of any new construction development may impact the aesthetic character of Los Feliz is an ongoing concern for many.Horton Hall

Business and Residential Zoning – With a combination of both homes and businesses in Los Feliz, District B sees many zoning change and business permitting applications being brought before the Council for review and recommendation of approval.  The Department of City Planning specifically instructs business owners, builders, developers and license applicants to have the neighborhood council review their plans as part of the overall City approval process.

Residential Parking Crunch – In the 1920’s, when most of the District’s residential buildings (single-family and multi-unit) were built, L.A. had a built-out transit system, and automobile ownership was considered a luxury.  Thus, the building codes here did not require minimum assigned parking spaces as they do today. Even with the Western and Vermont Metro stations at either end of District B, access to adequate residential parking is ongoing issue.Trianon Apartments

QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN FOR OFFICE

Candidates interested in representing District E must be at least 18 years of age and live or own real property within the district’s boundaries. District Representatives serve four-year terms but are required to lay down their office should they no longer meet the qualifications (e.g., move away) under which they were initially elected.

Optimal candidates will have a good working knowledge of municipal issues affecting their area, plus Los Feliz in general. Additionally, one should possess keen reasoning ability, sharp analytical skills, and practical wisdom in evaluating situations that aren’t “black & white.”

FULL DISCLOSURE

Council Boardmembers put in a lot of work and are expected to chair a committee or drive a major initiative. They need to be quick on the uptake and able to engage in reasoned debate. Most importantly, they are expected to lead. For the “opportunity” to give up their personal time and efforts, they also have to be elected by the people, for the people (and that’s why they can expend tax $).

There is no pay. However, Council Boardmembers spearhead efforts to continually improve the community and tend to derive satisfaction out of accomplishment. It’s no accident Los Feliz is widely considered one of the best neighborhoods in L.A. (and that’s from people who don’t live here!).

WHERE DO I SIGN?

If this civic adventure sounds like your kind of thing and you meet the election criteria described above, click on one of the options below…

 

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New OSH Store on Hollywood Boulevard

The council’s Governing Board unanimously recommended the design and construction plan for a new Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) store be given the go-ahead at its December 2015 meeting.

OSH Plate

The project, which had been reviewed earlier by the council’s Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation (PZHP) Committee recommended additional conditions be incorporated into the plan after hearing from nearby neighbors.

These include establishing a “hotline” for residents to report any adverse construction and operational impacts; limiting the store’s operating hours to a regular 9:00 PM closing time and meeting with local law enforcement regarding location security during and after construction.Osh plate 2

Additionally, the Board recommended the sidewalks be left the same widths as others on adjacent blocks.

OSH representatives agreed to incorporate the Board’s recommendations into their plan, which will now go before the city’s Department of Buildings and Safety for final approval and issuance of the necessary construction permits.

The new store will be located on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard between Kenmore and Edgemont Streets, and will have an underground parking area that features more spaces than the building code requires.

Construction is expected to begin sometime in 2016.

Open District B Seat Candidate Statements

A Boardmember has moved from District B, and we are looking for bright, energetic, self-starter to finish out the term. The council’s bylaws authorize the Governing Board to solicit and appoint a new District Representative to finish out the term which ends: June 2018.


Jared Irmas

 I am a lifelong Angeleno and a new resident of Los Feliz. I love the neighborhood’s walkability, its cultural and culinary offerings, and the backdrop of Griffith Park. I look forward to working with stakeholders on maintaining and furthering these unique qualities, which are not often found in other LA neighborhoods. While I may not know Los Feliz as well as its long-time residents, fresh eyes may help compliment some of the neighborhood’s long-term goals and concerns.

As a former staffer at City Hall under Mayor Villaraigosa, and now as an attorney, I offer a unique skill set, which includes navigating bureaucracy, legal analysis, and advocacy. My time in City Hall has given me a fair amount of institutional knowledge on how the city works, and my contacts throughout the city would allow to me to reach out and obtain further support for our projects and initiatives.

My short term goals are to meet stakeholders, listen to their concerns, and get acclimated to the Council’s rules and bylaws. My long term goals would be to grow the Public Works & Beautification Committee, establish close relationships with the Board of Public Works, Sanitation, and DWP, and work on improving Los Feliz with projects meant to last decades to come.

In the brief time I have lived in Los Feliz, I have already shown my dedication to this Council by enduring long hearings from the back of the room, staying till the end of the meeting and learning as much as I can before I decide to make this leap. The opportunity to serve on the Council has come early, and, given the chance, I look forward to contributing and serving.


Christopher Johns

My name is Christopher Johns. I am 23 years old, college graduate, and a millennial by definition. I believe that my age bracket may be under representing itself in traditional local governments. As a member of a generation that now outnumbers baby boomers by nearly 7.7 million people, our under representation will soon change. I want to be a part of that change. I am part of a new generations of Los Feliz that looks at the status quo of our neighborhood with objective and pragmatic eyes. With the onset of technology in our 21st century world, I’ve been raised in and acclimated to the age of technology my entire life. With that comes a vast skill set that makes myself an candidate with potential to appeal to both the newer generation and the older ones. Simply, I care about this neighborhood and the people in it.