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President's Message
Hello Highland Park! 

We had a great week in the neighborhood last week! There was a successful candidate’s forum for the 51st Assembly District election, and the brand new Sustainability Committee met last night! There were also some amazing things happening in the neighborhood, like Play Music on the Porch Day. This is a grassroots event that started right here in our neighborhood. On the same day, everyone goes outside and plays music on their porch. The event went VIRAL this year and many, many people joined worldwide. This kind of creative, grassroots stuff is what makes me extremely proud to be a member of our awesome community. Even though the HHPNC was not directly involved with this event, it still deserves mentioning and big round of applause.

Due to Labor Day coming up, this is a light week at the neighborhood council. There is, however, a very important joint meeting of the Land Use and Public Safety committees this Thursday. This meeting will address the future of safety and lane configuration on North Figueroa Street through our neighborhood. 

Please remember to come out and see us at a meeting or event soon. All meetings are public meetings and we welcome community input on all items being considered. 

We look forward to seeing you out in the neighborhood! 

Peace,
Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
HHPNC Committee Meeting
HHPNC Land Use and Public Safety Committees Joint Meeting
August 31, 2017, 6pm
Arroyo Seco Public Library
Save the Date
Board & Stakeholder Meeting September 7, 2017
We love seeing a full house at our meetings, you are always welcome! If you need translation services, please let us know 3 business days before the meeting by calling our office 213-485-1360.
¡Es un gusto ver la casa llena en nuestras juntas, ustedes siempre son bienvenidos! Si requiere servicios de traduccion, favor de notificar a la oficina 3 dias de trabajo (72 horas) antes de la junta--llame nuestra oficina al 213-485-1360.
Week of protests to protect #DACA
Semana de manifestaciones para proteger DACA
(Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)

President Trump has been repeatedly teasing the end of the Obama-era DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and government officials recently said he is likely to  cancel the program.  In response to the President's latest stance, local immigrants rights organizations Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and the California Dream Network are organizing a week of protests around Los Angeles County to defend the DACA program and urge President Trump to keep it in place.  Read full article here.

2017 LAFD Community Survey
The Los Angeles Fire Department is in the process of updating the current Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will guide future operations of the Department and ensure alignment with the needs and values of the communities we serve. We are seeking valuable input from our stakeholders. Please participate in shaping the future of the Los Angeles Fire Department by completing the 2017 LAFD Community Survey. Your participation as a community member is an integral part of developing the plan.
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Visit this web link from a computer or mobile device:
  • https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBSSZYP
  •  Answer all the questions to the best of your ability, even if you have not had cause to call the LAFD for service
  • The survey should take less than 2 minutes

Free Community Event
We are happy that we could provide a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles to help support this fine production of Macbeth at the Lummis House! Go see it FREE!

Nos da gusto apoyar el Centro Shakespeare de Los Angeles con un Neighborhood Purpose Grant para que ellos puedan presentar gratis Macbeth en la casa Lummis. ¡Vealo GRATIS
Along The Border/ A lo Largo del la Frontera
September 9, 2017
El Grito (de Independencia) 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017, 5:00 pm-12:00 am. Los Angeles City Hall.

A FREE celebration with music and activities for the entire family in observation of the Independence Days of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Chile. View Facebook Page here.
National Drive Electric Week Event       
Crossing the Border: Launch Party Reading
November 18, 2017
Avenue 50 Studio in collaboration with Regal House Publishing invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of:

CROSSING THE BORDER by Daniel A. Olivas

From award-winning fiction writer and book critic, Daniel A. Olivas, comes his first collection of poetry, Crossing the Border.

These narrative poems delve deeply into the many ways we cross borders of race, culture, language, religion, and privilege. With humor and pathos, Olivas draws from his own life and from the stories of others to serve as a witness to the great variety of experiences that make us human. With grace and eloquence, he invites readers to cross these borders with him on this intense but necessary journey. 
Preserve the Lummis Home! 
You can still Sign the Petition.
The Highland Park Heritage Trust, its members, and the Northeast Los Angeles public demand that City leaders do everything in their power to preserve this National Historic Register Landmark, the Lummis Home.  READ MORE

LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE MAINTENANCE MATCHING FUND PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 27, 2017
Arroyo Seco Library
Arroyo Seco Library
Events Calendar
CITY RELATED ITEMS
Take the Survey
The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles are seeking input on what is existing and what is needed for the quality of life for older adults. Input can be provided to them via a electronic survey (to be done between August 14 and September 14). Assuming we have a desire to age within the Los Angeles region, this is our opportunity to give input to public policy officials. The goal is to develop an action plan for the region to share with our cities and the county in the coming months. For more information and to access the survey, click here.
OurLA2040 Open Space Working Group Summary
For the first time in a half-century, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, putting in place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable Los Angeles. READ MORE


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HISTORIC HIGHLAND PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL.  Visit our website.