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TARGET in Glassell Park – Community Meeting Jan 12th at 7pm


There has been much discussion about the proposed Target store at the site of the old Fresh & Easy location at 4211 Eagle Rock Blvd. The Glassell Park Improvement Association has arranged to have representatives of Target Corporation come from Minneapolis to attend their meeting this Thursday, January 12th. They, along with staff from Council District 14, will do a presentation about this proposed project and answer audience questions. Please come and bring your ideas for what you’d like to see!

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Planning & Land Use Meeting


The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council’s Planning & Land Use Committee (PLUC) is meeting tonight (12/8) @ 7pm. Developers for properties at 3564 Kinney Street and 3553 E. Lavell Drive are confirmed to attend; however, they have not confirmed that they followed committee instructions to notify residents within 500 feet of properties to be discussed. There will also be someone from CD14 to share what is currently known (not much, yet) about the very recent application (by Target) to move in to the Fresh & Easy lot.  Your feedback on this matter is very much welcome and encouraged! If you live near these sites, or just want to participate in discussions about land use in Glassell Park, please join us at 7pm for tonight’s meeting. As always, GPNC & committee meetings are held at the GP Community & Senior Center – 3750 Verdugo (behind Public Storage, driveway near GP pool). View the agenda here.

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Town Hall – “How to: Get Stuff Done” – December 6th 7:30pm


  Come out to the Glassell Park Community Center (3750 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065) on December 6th, 2016 at 7:30pm for our 1st GPNC Town Hall! “How to: Get Stuff Done” Tired of driving over potholes? Sick of the graffiti? Want to help but don’t know how? This is for you! Come meet and talk directly with your elected officials. Tell us your thoughts, complaints, suggestions… anything! We’re here to help. Change starts at the local level. Come learn how.  

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Glassell Park is being invaded by Parkémons!!!


Glassell Park is being invaded by Parkémons!!!! Parkémons live and thrive in overflowing trash cans, bulky items, and roadside litter. Parkémons such as Bulk, Alleykat, and Over Flo can only be fought with a united community and the powerful 311-osaur. Are you ready to take back our community? Are you ready to join us? Glassell Park Community Clean up & Parkémon Quest FORM or JOIN A TEAM TODAY! Saturday, November 5th 2 pm – 5pm Thank you to those who have already signed on to support the cause: Congressman Xavier Becerra, Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Glassell Park Early Early Education Center, Trader Joe’s-Eagle Rock, CA, Costco + more TBA

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Mayor’s Youth Council College Fair


Saturday – September 24th, 2016 – 10:30am to 2:00pm Rio De Los Angeles State Park – 1900 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065 This college fair was organized by youth members residing in the East side. The Youth Council’s hope is to provide an opportunity for their peers and family members to explore higher education options by organizing their own college fair. We invite you to spread the word and support our youth by attending the fair. REGISTER TODAY –

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Saturday October 8th – Planning & Land Use 101


Sat, Oct 8th, 10a-1p Confused about what’s being built in your community (and what isn’t)?  Learn about how City Planning works! Free Planning & Land Use 101 crash course with special guests: Craig Weber | Principal City Planner Department of City Planning | City of Los Angeles Haydee Urita-Lopez | City Planner Community Planning Bureau | Boyle Heights Plan | City of Los Angeles Brought to you by the joint effort of GPIA (Glassell Park Improvement Association) & GPNC (Glassell Park Neighborhood Council) Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 10am – 1pm 3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065  

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News from City Council District 13’s Mitch O’Farrell on the future of Parks in Los Angeles


the following is a copy-paste of a letter sent out today by Councilmember O’Farrell: ……………………………………….. In a unanimous vote this week by my Council colleagues, we updated guidelines on the decades-old development fee program that are utilized to fund parks and open space in Los Angeles. Folks, the City Council took action to plan for our City’s future. Our vote on Quimby fees will preserve our city parks today, and secure funds for the great park spaces of tomorrow. The funds from development projects will go toward building or improving our park infrastructure, support affordable housing with an exemption for affordable units, nearly double the increase in development fees for parks, and include fees for market-rate apartment projects. My constituents have entrusted me with privilege of working to improve and protect our public space, and that is exactly what we are doing with this unanimous decision. The future of our parks facilities is bright, and I want to thank my colleagues for their support, as well as our staff with City Planning and ...

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WIT summary of actions / recommendations to the board (July 2016)

At our first two WIT meetings (the 15th and 26th of July), we covered a lot of ground. Here’s a brief summary of what happened. The things we voted to approve and recommend to the board will be discussed, some voted on, at the next board meeting. This concise write-up will be shared with the board at that meeting, but it also helps the community to see what we’re coming up with as we formulate a plan for a new and improved website.

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