Highland Park residents are no strangers to power outages.
The Santa Ana winds of December, 2011 hit Highland Park harder than most L.A. neighborhods. More than 12,000 residences lost power service during the wind storms and waited for days before it was finally restored.
But it doesn't take a once-in-a-decade storm to rattle Highland Park's fragile power grid--outages are a part of everyday life.
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch recently received an e-mail from a concerned resident asking if there was anything we could do to investigate why our neighborhood was treated to such poor electrical service from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
The area's ancient infrastructure provides a convenient excuse, but it's not one residents easily accept while dealing with frequent outages.
The issuse has also caught the attention of Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council memeber Harvey Slater, who has submitted an agenda item for Thursday's meeting that reads as follows:
(5min) Discussion: Power outages have become more frequent in Highland Park and the northeast region. Discuss how this can be remedied by possible council follow up and to determine if a transit village can be accommodated given the frequent power outages. – H. Slater
The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council meets on Thursday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Highland Park Adult Senior Citizen Center. The full agenda can be downloaded from the media box above.