Neighbors United Neighbors United Meeting this Monday July 10th, 7pm. Claude Pepper Senior Center.
On June 20th, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion to rename “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard”. Rodeo Road runs through the 10th Council District and was where then-Senator Obama’s first Los Angeles campaign rally took place in 2007. The 10th Council District is home to Washington Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard, and now it may also be home to Obama Boulevard. Read the full motion here (PDF).
For more information or to sign the growing petition, please visit: http://herbwesson.com
Faircrest Heights ICO Area Community Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Claude Pepper Senior Citizen Center, 1762 S. La Cienega Blvd
Faircrest Heights (including part of C.H.A.P.S.) was one of 15 neighborhoods protected by a March 2015 Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) limiting mansionization. Affecting single family dwellings on RA, RE, RS and R1 lots between Pico, La Cienega, Venice and Fairfax, the ICO allows demolitions, additions, remodels and new construction, while placing limitations on the size of new or remodeled homes.
Given our ICO status, we will be among the first neighborhoods in the city to be granted access to a menu of new single family zones currently being developed by City Planning under the re:CodeLA effort. City Planning has set up a community meeting JUST FOR US, to help our neighborhood understand - and help determine - our options. Community input is critical!
Below please find a message from City Planning:
The Department of City Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings for the Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) areas across the City to address the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. This draft ordinance will be the follow-up to the March 25, 2015 Interim Control Ordinance to establish new regulations for neighborhood conservation. Please join us at the open house meeting near you to hear the menu of new zoning options and tell us what you think.
At this meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn more during an open house-style session with Planning staff, followed by a brief presentation about the area and zoning options and timeline for this ordinance. We will conclude with small group discussions where staff will hear more about your concerns, ideas, and feedback about draft zoning options.
Following this meeting, staff will review feedback and information provided by community members and move forth with preparing a draft ordinance. Follow-up focus group meetings will be scheduled, followed by a public hearing before the draft ordinance will be presented to the City Planning Commission (CPC) in late summer.
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Neighborhood Conservation Staff
Katherine E. Peterson
Policy Division, Community Planning
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Annual Paper Shredding Event - Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10am - 12pm at Crescent Heights Elementary School Parking Lot
NU Block Party - Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12 to 5 PM
Join us for Neighbors United’s Block Party 2015 on Saturday, August 8 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on the 1900 block of Stearns Drive. We’ll have great entertainment, games, prizes and special guests. The Fire Department and Police Department will demonstrate their equipment and there will be information booths. The food will be FREE but you’ll need tickets for each member in your family. Tickets will be available on a first come-first served basis at the registration table beginning at 12 noon at Stearns Drive and Sawyer Street.
So that we will know how many neighbors will attend we’d like for you to complete the form below and bring it to the July meeting, return it to your block captain or mail it to Neighbors United,
P. O. Box 35103, Los Angeles, CA 90035 no later than Saturday, August 1.
By Laura Anderson
I am looking forward to seeing all my friends and neighbors at our annual Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party in a few short weeks. I am especially looking forward to the dance performance from the lovely young ladies of Seventh Dancers.
Seventh Dancers, located in the Evolve Dance studio over on Pico and Fairfax, is an amazing ballet dance program for young girls and boys ages 8-16yrs old. The students of Seventh Dancers have been practicing all summer for their first performance at the Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party.
The very talented Tahira Aliya is the visionary behind this amazing dance program. Miss Tahira, as the girls call her, has traveled the world to study her love for dance, with much of her training spent at the Le Petite Danseuse, Debbie Allen and The Dance Arts Academy. With 30 years experience, Miss Tahira took her passion to the next level by continuing her education at The National Academy of Sports Medicine studying injury prevention, personal training, and wellness coaching. This combination of experience, education, and dedication to the art of dance is what makes Seventh Dancers an extraordinary program here in Faircrest Heights.
Seventh Dancers is more than just a ballet class, it’s a lesson on sophistication, leadership, community pride, and teamwork. From the moment you step inside the studio you are greeted with warm smiles and friendly faces. It is clear that these young ladies take their lessons seriously and absolutely love being apart of this program.
Dance practice typically runs between 2 ½ – 3 hrs. In addition to their traditional lessons, the students enjoy exploring the local farmer’s markets, swimming at LACES, book club at the local library, and field trips on Fridays. Miss Tahira believes that education is very important and encourages the girls to strive for excellence in the classroom too. During the school year, students break up into study groups and work on their homework for a full hour. Miss Tahira’s assistant, Miss Danielle, is a teacher and helps tutor the students as needed.
Lessons are on going throughout the year and parents can enroll their children at anytime. For more information about Seventh Dances contact Miss Tahira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to see and meet Miss Tahira and her talented students at the Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party Saturday, August 8th!
From Laura Anderson
Neighbors and friends are needed to work with the Block Party Committee! The Block Party will be held on August 8, 2015. We're looking for help with:
Entertainment - Looking for our talented neighbors to help us with a great show--singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists
Soliciting Donations - Beverages, prizes, in-kind donations
Set up and Clean up
Email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can help.
From the Office of LA City Attorney's Nextdoor posting:
Profile of our Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
Our Neighborhood Prosecutors are like a 'street team' of local, go-to community problems solvers who are here to help you and your neighbors address quality of life problems where you live - illegal dumping, abandoned homes, street racing, prostitution and more. They are assigned to each of the city's LAPD stations.
This profile of the program contains a downloadable list of our Neighborhood Prosecutors plus contact information. Please keep this list handy and don't hesitate to reach out.
On Wednesday April 29, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted to extend (for 22 months and 15 days) Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs) to protect select neighborhoods from mansionization.
With many thanks to (Field Deputy) Liz Carlin and Council President Wesson – who responded to community members’ requests, Faircrest Heights is one of the neighborhoods included in the ICO.
Our ICO permits new construction - and allows homeowners to remodel or reasonably expand their homes - but places limits on new or remodeled structures, relative to the lot size. We hope the ICO will prevent proliferation of the “out-to-the-lot-line” McMansions that tower over other homes, block neighbors’ air and sunlight, ruin their privacy, and destroy the scale and character of existing neighborhoods.
The ICO can be found at:
Faircrest Heights’ ICO is modeled after the Beverly Grove RFA, which can be found at:
We have included in the newsletter a flyer that may help you better understand the ICO.
See Comparison of BMO vs ICO based on
Beverly Grove RFA (Residential Floor Area) formula
On separate document attached.