Come to the January 28th GWNC Transportation Committee for a special panel discussion entitled “Working with LADOT and the City Council Office for Traffic Solutions”

Topics include traffic mitigations—from road narrowing to “bump-outs,” stop signs, center striping, and speed humps—as well as the review process and justification requirements, timelines, and funding.  We’ll also hear about recent successes with community-driven speed awareness campaigns

Event:              Transportation Committee Meeting
Date:                January 28, 7pm
Location:        Marlborough School – 250 S. Rossmore Ave., Collins Room (D-200), Los Angeles 90004
Guests:           Bhuvan Bajaj: Transportation Engineer, LADOT Hollywood-Wilshire District
                        Rob Fisher: Field Deputy/Community Planner for Councilmember David Ryu
Access:            Bike and Car Parking via 3rd Street.                                                                                                                                       Rideshare drop off at Rossmore Driveway.                                                                                                                           Metro Buses 16, 17, 316, 210
                          ADA Compliant

 For more information, please email transportation@greaterwilshire.org

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Run for the GWNC!

Candidate registration for the March 31, 2019 GWNC Elections opened on December 16, 2018 and will remain open until January 15, 2019.

Registration is open for all 21 board seats: 15 by geographic region and 6 by special interest category (representing Renters, Business, Education, Religion, Other Non-Profit groups, and At-Large). Those elected would serve a two-year term beginning in April 2019.

You can find more information at http://greaterwilshire.org/2019-elections/.

You can register as a candidate at https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/nccr/#/login.

 

GWNC Rain Harvesting Workshop

The GWNC Sustainability Committee and Rain Barrels Intl. will host a rain harvesting workshop on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am-12pm. This FREE workshop will cover rain harvesting and rain barrel maintenance. A short demonstration on electric leaf blowers will follow the rain harvesting workshop.

Los Angeles Public Library
Memorial Branch
4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Rain barrels eligible for the LADWP rebate may also be purchased at the workshop by ordering in advance of the workshop at: http://www.rainbarrelsintl.com under the EVENTS tab Rain Barrels Intl.

RSVPs to sustainability@greaterwilshire.org are strongly encouraged.

Everyone is welcome!

The Hard Facts on Soft-stories – A Town Hall Forum

A town hall forum for tenants and landlords about required seismic retrofitting in our area.

Typical Soft-story Building

  • What is a soft story building?
  • What is the threat during a catastrophic earthquake?
  • Is my building on “the list”? Is there a deadline?
  • Will I have to move?
  • What is the cost to landlords? To tenants?

Hear from a seismic engineer, an apartment manager, and a tenant advocate at this FREE event.

Let’s all work together to reduce our risk!

6:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wilshire Ebell – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles 90005

Free parking (follow the signs)

Greater Wilshire gets

 

Additional Resources

Mandatory Retrofitting Ordinance LADBS
http://www.ladbs.org/services/core-services/plan-check-permit/plan-check-permit-special-assistance/mandatory-retrofit-programs

City Ordinance 183893
http://www.ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/ordinance_183893.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Soft Story Compliance Report
http://ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/soft-story-compliance-report.pdf

Tenant Habitability Plan
https://hcidla.lacity.org/Tenant-Habitability-Program

Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will host its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour on Saturday!

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meeting point: L.A. High Library Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005. [map]

Garden Tour attendees may procure maps of the gardens at the meeting point. This will be a self-guided and free tour.

The Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour will showcase gardens in the following Greater Wilshire neighborhoods: Brookside, Fremont Place, Sycamore Square, and Wilshire Park. Although the tour will focus on neighborhoods on the south side of the Greater Wilshire area, the tour will also feature a magnificent Hancock Park garden recently featured in the LA Times. Another tour highlight will be the front and rear garden of a Fremont Place home recently featured in the 2018 The Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour. All gardens were nominated by Greater Wilshire resident. The review and selection of garden nominations was made the GWNC Sustainability Committee members.

At the Garden Tour’s meeting point, Rain Barrels Intl. will be distributing rain barrels for sale, which are eligible for City of Los Angeles Rain Barrel Rebates, and offering information on rain barrel care and maintenance from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Last, LA High Memorial Library will feature an exhibit on garden books to compliment the tour.

For more information on this event, please contact Julie Stromberg, Chair, GWNC Sustainability Committee, at sustainability@greaterwilshire.org.

Green Fair – Saturday, March 24

Learn how to adopt a more sustainable or “green” lifestyle from solar panels to electric vehicles to reducing food waste at this great community and family-friendly event! The Green Fair will feature many free giveaways, such as free trees from KYCC, and demonstrations from our exhibitors, including a demonstration on food preservation by Slow Food LA.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LA High Memorial Library Park
4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Exhibitors and Co-Sponsors:

  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • EmpowerLA
  • Friends of Memorial LA High Library
  • Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 
  • Hancock Park Garden Club
  • Koreatown Youth + Community Center 
  • LA Sanitation 
  • LA Solar Group
  • Office of LA City Councilmember David  Ryu
  • Slow Food Los Angeles

Download a flyer (PDF)

Crime Town Hall – Wednesday, March 14th

Responding to the recent uptick in crime in the Greater Wilshire area, representatives from LAPD and several security companies will show how residents can organize their neighborhoods to help deter crime and protect themselves.

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Ebell of Los Angeles – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., 90005

LAPD officers and detectives from the Wilshire and Olympic Divisions will attend and answer any questions from residents regarding crime in the Greater Wilshire area. 

Representatives from ADT, Moore Protection, Post Alarm Systems, and SSA Security Group, Inc. will be present to offer home security recommendations.