September 10, 2022 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the September 8, 2022

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

The Board passed a Motion to adopt a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of changing the municipal lobbying ordinance regarding neighborhood councils such that verbal as well as written communication must be disclosed by lobbyists.  View Documents

The Board also passed a motion to send a CIS in support of the Conditional Use Permit for Byron Blatty Wines with language that the CUP is non-transferable.  View Documents

During discussion it was suggested that there be a CUP exploration or workshop committee to review the topic of saturation of liquor licenses in the York area.


Officer Lawrence Henderson gave a report on the area traffic and issued a plea for community members to be more cautious crossing against traffic lights at crosswalks due to recent grievous accidents along the Figuroa corridor. There was a brief Q&A and Officer Henderson fielded a couple of requests for new stop signs.. 


The next Youth and Education Ad-Hoc Committee with be on Tuesday, September 13th at 7 pm. They will be hosting a college panel with UCLA, USC OXY, PCC, and San Diego State University, giving High School Seniors guidance with college applications. If you have any questions please reach out to the Youth and Education Co-Chairs Miriam Torres Sanchez at and Roger Mora and

The next Arts Committee meeting is on Monday the 19th at 7:00 pm. There will be a presentation by Art Center Graduate Student Kevin Correia, on how transit and art intersect and ways that public art can be incorporated by public transit.


The Neighborhood Council elections will be underway starting on Nov. 26th. An Elections Ad-Hoc Committee was formed with Theresa Saso appointed as the Chair. Election Day is May 20th, 2023. All Board seats are up for election so if you ever thought you may want to try local politics consider running for the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. The committee has room for four stakeholder committee members if you want to help get the word out about Neighborhood Council elections please contact the chair at

Upcoming HHPNC Meetings

Want to attend a Committee Meeting or our Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting? For All Upcoming Meetings and Events, visit the HHPNC Calendar on our website:


Committee Meetings for Next Week

Visit our website to find links to the agendas and zoom log in information.  

Apply to fill a current HHPNC Board Seat

Currently, there are 6 NC seats available for the remainder of the term. If you are interested in NC work and want to finish out the current term with the current Neighborhood Council apply by clicking here (this is for the current term, ending June 30th, 2023, and requires a board vote to be appointed)

Job Opportunities with the City

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Please note that the application due date is Thursday, September 15, 2022.

To apply, please use this link.


Updates from our City Controller

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  • Improving LADWP for Ratepayers
  • L.A.’s Cost of Living Crisis
  • Using Data in Local Government
  • Monkeypox Vaccine Available


Las Fotos Project Newsletter

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Library Events

Arroyo Seco Library Events

Link to September 2022 Virtual Library Events

Lectores Meeting (Spanish Language book club)

Fun On-Line Events from the LA Library

Oxy Events

For Upcoming Oxy Events visit the Oxy Calendar

LA Animal Services Adoption Event

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The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will sponsor the Big Dogs & Meow Meows adoption event happening at our six LA Animal Services Centers on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. During the Big Dogs & Meow Meows weekend, the adoption fees for dogs weighing 40-lbs or more will be reduced by $50, which does not include the $20 license fee. Adoption fees for cats will be waived by the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation and adoption fees for kittens will be waived through a generous grant from the ASPCA. View the pets who are available for adoption by going to


Help the City Help Our Neighborhood
Use the MyLA311 app to report potholes, graffiti and street light problems! 

City information and services are just a few taps away. Use the app to quickly and easily request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. Other features include access to the City Services knowledge base, map of nearby City facilities, City Social Media feeds, and more.
Covid-19 Resources
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
List of public safety contacts:
  • General city services: 3-1-1
  • LA Dept of Mental Health (including mental health emergency): 800-854-7771
  • To assist with outreach services for people experiencing homelessness: LA HOP or 2-1-1
  • Center for Conflict Resolution: 818-705-1090
  • CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 661-327-1091
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • Parking enforcement (blocked driveway, parking violation, etc): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Immediate life threatening emergency: 9-1-1

Disclaimer: Acknowledgement of any entity or person(s) in this newsletter does not constitute the neighborhood council’s support or endorsement of it or its products or services.