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DLANC Welcomes A New Board!

The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council has chosen its new board! Below you'll find a list of your new board members and the areas that they serve. Check back to DLANC NEWS for more updates!

PRESIDENT: Patti Berman

AREA WIDE: John Swarts / Tony Hoover

CENTER CITY EAST RESIDENT: Wendell Blassingame / Stanley Carter

CIVIC CENTER/FINANCIAL DISTRICT RESIDENT: Ian Young

FASHION DISTRICT RESIDENT: Michael Olivera

HISTORIC CORE RESIDENT: Claudia Oliveira / Mindy Kordash-Shim / Colleen Clayton

DLANC Demands Enforcement to Curb Permit Abuse

In response to recent illegal closures of sidewalks for private events, DLANC submitted a letter to City officials and departments demanding change.  Some of the closures resulted in the complete blockage of building access and driveways, regardless of existing ADA protections. 

1. Compliance Required: Event organizers and individuals affiliated with the permitted event must comply with the provisions of the permit at all times.

2. Right to Inspect: The public has the right to inspect the permit upon request.

DLANC Advocates for Increased Safety at Metro Stations and Trains

DLANC submitted a letter to Metro demanding improvements in safety.  Specifically, DLANC requested that Metro do each of the following to protect the public, increase safety, reduce liability, and improve ridership:

1. Station Presence: Assign full-time Metro personnel to each and every major light and heavy rail station and make their presence known at all hours of operation.

DLANC Advocates for an Improved Spring Street Park

Spring Street Park opened to much fanfare on June 17, 2013, providing much needed green space in the Historic Core. Unfortunately, the Park has been plagued issues including public urination and defecation, lewd acts, alcohol consumption, crime, and destruction of park property.  In response, DLANC requested that the Park be monitored by Rangers or other officials during all hours of operation

DLANC Advocates for a Moratorium on Jaywalking Crackdowns

In response to receiving numerous complaints from its stakeholders regarding the LAPD’s practice of unfairly targeting and citing pedestrians in Downtown Los Angeles, DLANC requested the City Council to consider installation of scramble crosswalks in Downtown Los Angeles to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, increase safety, and quell the LAPD’s stated rationale behind its pedestrian “crackdowns.”  Based on recent reports, LAPD has been grossly disproportionately targeting Downtown Los Angeles pedestrians, as evidenced by the issuance of over 17,000 citations within a four-year period

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