November 7, 2022 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the November 3, 2022

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

The Community heard from Wendy Castro at the Mayor's office that the City Council could potentially move to restrict Council Member De Leon's discretionary funding due to his recent censure. This was concerning to many Board members and Stakeholders. VP Emily Spokes asked Ms. Castro to help set up a meeting between our NC and the Mayor so our NC's needs will not be neglected.

CD-14 Alice Roth assured those at the meeting that all scheduled events are going forward as planned including Holiday Turkey Giveaway, Toy Drive and Holiday Parade. 

There was a presentation from the City Ethics Department on identifying and understanding lobbying organizations and a presentation by the Department of Insurance and State emergency response and preparedness agencies on Safer from Wildfires Framework.

The main event was the discussion about the new play structures proposed for Garvanza Park that many community members are opposed to, because of its poor design and lack of shade. Craig Raines from the Department of Recreation and Parks gave a short presentation along with illustrations of the structures and listened to Board Member and Stakeholder concerns and complaints. There was discussion about a special meeting with Recs and Parks where more community input could be heard in regards to upgrades to Garvanza Park. Craig Raines welcomed the community input and agreed to come to future meetings with the NC and Community. Many in attendance were grateful for Raine's willingness to engage on the topic. Special Meeting date and time will be posted to and announcements will be made.


The newly formed NPG Ad Hoc committee created well thought out guidelines for the NPG approval process. The board moved to adopt them into the Standing Rules until the end of the current term.

Neighborhood Council Elections

Preparations for NC Elections will be underway soon. There is room for stakeholder involvement in the Ad Hoc committee. If you are interested in running for the 2023-2025 term, or want to know more about being on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, please reach out to Elections Ad Hoc Committee Chair Theresa Saso at

Neighborhood Purpose Grants

On November 3rd, the HHPNC Board approved the New NPG Guidelines.

NPG applications will be accepted from 1/1/23 to 1/31/23. Proposal review and consideration 2/1-2/28. NPG proposals will be heard at the 3/2/23 General Board Meeting. The goal is to fund within the month they are voted upon.

Stay tuned for more details on the NPG process and the new guidelines.

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:


Upcoming Committee Meetings

Visit our website to find links to the agendas and zoom log in information.  Meetings are subject to change and/or cancellation so check the website prior to attending. 

Apply to fill a current HHPNC Board Seat

FREE Metro Micro Rides on Election Day


Community Forum on Urban Murals

Murals obviously beautify our neighborhoods, but they are shown to have many other positive impacts as well. Come hear from experts who have instituted robust, successful mural programs in their cities; you’ll be able to view actual murals, discover the many positive impacts murals can have, and learn how to bring more public art to your neighborhood!


Library Events

Arroyo Seco Library Events

Link to November 2022 Virtual Library Events

Fun On-Line Events from the LA Library

Oxy Events

For Upcoming Oxy Events visit the Oxy Calendar
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.