November 12, 2021 - Open as a Webpage
What's Important to You?
Let us know what you think your Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council should be paying attention to. Submit your public comment via our form here.

Neighborhood Purpose Grants Available
Non-profit organizations and LAUSD public schools are eligible for grants from the Neighborhood Council that will benefit the community or serve a public purpose. Learn more about how to submit a request at
Tiny Home Village Now Open
Photo credit Daily News

After an art walk, sleepover, ribbon cutting and more, the Arroyo Seco Tiny Homes Village is now housing residents - including two cats and a dog. Volunteer opportunities are available through Hope of the Valley.
HHPNC Board Seat Openings
Community Impact Statements
The Board met on November 4th and approved the following Community Impact Statements (CIS): 

  • CIS to the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission in support of the appeal filed October 1st by the Historic Garvanza Coalition and five abutting neighbors against the SKYA co-living project at Ave. 64 and Garvanza, learn more at 

  • CIS to Gerlach Management in support of small business owners opposing rent increases at 5504 - 5512 Monte Vista

  • CIS to the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety in support of the effort to Save Poppy Peak from development, learn more at

  • Two CIS to the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and Councilmember Kevin De Leon: one CIS in support a Type 47 full liquor license for Put Me In Coach at 4939 York Boulevard, and a similar CIS in support of conversion for the existing Type 42 Beer/Wine Bar license into a sit down restaurant with a Type 47 full alcohol license for Wolfie’s Hot Chicken at 5050 - 5052 York Boulevard

  • CIS to City Council President Nury Martinez, Councilmember Kevin De Leon and Councilmember Gil Cedillo in support of Council File 21-0773 to provide regularly emptied and maintained trash bins near encampments so that neighbors experiencing homelessness can access waste management

HHPNC November Committee Meetings
Tuesday, November 16
HHPNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Monday, November 22
HHPNC Sustainability Committee Meeting 7:00PM

Dear Angelenos,

COVID-19 showed us that communities across Los Angeles are united — in a city as vast as ours we still found ways to step up and support each other. The Mayor’s memorial will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021 through November 20, 2021.  READ MORE
Join the Community Conversation - Nov. 16th
On November 16, Controller Galperin and "The Forward" are hosting a community conversation featuring leaders in the local Jewish American community. The event will focus on the rise in antisemitism and hate crimes in Los Angeles and how government officials, community leaders and residents can come together and stop them. MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION LINK
Ready for Holiday Shopping?
Follow These Tips to Stick to a Budget
With the Holiday Season around the corner, planning remains key to making sure you avoid any financial stress.

It’s been an especially difficult year for everyone, dealing with the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the impact that COVID-19 has had on production and shipping, now more than ever, consumers will need to prepare for the holidays in advance. DCBA’s Center for Financial Empowerment is here to share some tips for a smooth holiday shopping season.
LADWP Urges Customers to Follow Mandatory Water Conservation Restrictions in City of Los Angeles as Its Water Wholesaler Declares a Regional Drought Emergency

City of L.A. Water Conservation Ordinance Remains in Effect, Limiting Watering Days and Prohibiting Water Waste

LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2021)-- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges its customers to stay vigilant with their water conservation efforts as the region’s water wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), declared a regional drought emergency on Tuesday due to the severe water shortage facing the state and the region. 
LADWP receives a large portion of its water purchased from MWD—an average of 41% from 2016 to 2020— which comes from the State Water Project via the California Aqueduct, and the Colorado River system via the Colorado River Aqueduct. On the state level, California is in its second consecutive year of dry conditions, with 2021 being the second driest water year in the state’s recorded history. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation in October expanding the state’s drought emergency to Los Angeles County along with seven other counties that had been previously been excluded.

MWD’s declaration of a regional water emergency, along with the Governor’s proclamation, serve as an urgent reminder that prohibited uses and mandatory watering restrictions have been in place in the City of Los Angeles since 2009, and that increased patrols and enforcement are being deployed.

Anselmo Collins, Senior Assistant General Manager of LADWP’s Water System says, if everyone cuts back on their water use now, that can add up to meaningful savings. “The drought that we are currently facing is serious. We urge everyone to take a closer look at how they are using water inside and outside their home because the water we save now is water in our reservoirs for next spring and summer when demand typically goes up. We are also closely monitoring supply conditions and may call for additional measures to step up conservation, should that become necessary.”

Since 2009, LADWP has remained at Phase 2 of the city’s Water Conservation Ordinance, limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week. People with odd-numbered street addresses may water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; those with even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Additional ongoing, prohibited uses include:

  • Sprinklers with non-conserving nozzles can only run for up to 8 minutes per station; conserving nozzles can run for 15 minutes per station.
  • No watering during rain or within 48 hours following rain.
  • No watering with sprinklers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. regardless of the water day.
  • No water runoff onto streets, driveways, and gutters.
  • No washing of any hard surfaces such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways, or parking areas using water, except for health and safety needs.
  • Hand watering with a self-closing shut-off nozzle on the hose is permitted any day of the week before 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.
  • All leaks must be repaired in a timely manner.
  • Washing vehicles is permitted using a hose with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle.

To help customers save water and reduce their water bills, LADWP continues to offer a wide array of rebates and incentive programs that encourage water use efficiency for residents and businesses. Through the various LADWP rebate and incentive programs, customers are able to continue saving water while lowering their utility bill. Incentives include a $400 high-efficiency clothes washer rebate, a $3-per-square-foot turf replacement rebate for residential and commercial customers, and technical assistance program incentive of up to $2 million for commercial customers to perform customized water saving improvements at their facilities.

Visit for more information.
Tenant Anti-Harassment & Fair Housing
Anti-Discrimination Laws - Next Webinar: November 17
Join the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) at one of our scheduled webinars as we discuss the City of Los Angeles’ Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance and fair housing laws that protect renters from housing discrimination. This workshop will be held in collaboration with the Housing Rights Center (HRC). The presentation will cover the rights of families with children, immigrant tenants, Section 8 voucher holders, people with disabilities, and other protections under State and Federal laws. HRC is the nation’s largest fair housing organization, supporting victims of housing discrimination throughout Los Angeles County. READ MORE
Arroyo Seco Library Event for November
Fun On-Line Events from the LA Library
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.