Community Forum on Crenshaw Northern Extension

Metro is gathering input from our community on a proposed plan to expedite the Crenshaw Rail Northern Extension Project in time for the Olympics.

Attend this community forum to get informed on the alternative routes, station locations, and likely track configurations (underground, at-grade, or aerial).

GWNC will co-sponsor this free event, hosted by the Mid City West Community Council, with presenters from Metro and the City of West Hollywood.

Event: Crenshaw Line Northern Extension Community Forum
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Location: Pan Pacific Recreation Center – 7600 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036

Access:
Limited onsite car parking
Rideshare drop-off in Beverly lot
No onsite bike racks (parking meters on Beverly)
Metro Bus 14 (nearest); and 217, 218, 780, DASH Fairfax
ADA Compliant

For more information, please contact transportation@greaterwilshire.org.

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