The (HHPNC) will on Thursday evening consider a motion to purchase a security camera system that will monitor the area around York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street.
A motion on the agenda, submitted by member Richard Marquez, proposes that the board enter a contract with R&D System to purchase cameras for the Los Angeles Police Department that would survey areas around Veterans Square Memorial and the .
According to HHPNC member Janet Dodson, the board has about $50,000 that was allocated and sequestered in previous years to pay for the project.
"The cash is sitting there, waiting to be used," Dodson said. "In addition, Council District 1 provided some funding that they were going to use to set up their own camera systems, and subsequently decided to add their funding to the HHPNC's, so the pot a little bigger. That's what's going to allow us to put in all these systems. This last vote is to make sure the board is on board with using R&D Systems."
Like a security system located near Avenue 50 and York Boulevard, the cameras would feed directly to monitors at the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast station.
A recent non-scientific poll run by Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch showed that, of 146 respondents, 103 were in favor of security cameras and 43 were opposed.
The motion stipulates that the vote could be delayed in order to scheduled a presentation by R&D Systems.