Thewill hold a public meeting tonight at the at 7:30 p.m. Here's a look at some of the main topics that will be discussed this evening.
David Bermudez of the Central City Action Committee will discuss the organization's graffiti removal efforts in Highland Park.
The Central City Action Committee is contracted by the City of Los Angeles to clean up graffiti in Council District 1, which following recent redistricting legislation is responsible for representing most of Highland Park and Mount Washington. The council district has been criticized by community members for lagging behind Council District 14, which now represents the northern portion of Highland Park, in graffiti abatement.
The Council will vote on a motion to enter into a contract with R&D Systems to purchase surveillance cameras for Monte Vista Street and the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street.
With and at the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street long standing concerns for the neighborhood council, the board will consider spending $50,000 in set-aside funds to purchase security cameras to monitor the areas. The cameras will provide provide live signals to LAPD's Northeast Station. According to HHPNC President Chris Smith, the cameras will monitor public areas where there is no expectation of privacy. Still, some community members have raised concerns about the police using cameras to monitor private citizens. There is currently one security system linked to LAPD Northeast operating near the corner of Avenue 50 and York Boulevard.
The board will consider granting up to, but not more than, $1,000 to the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition.
The money will be earmarked for "office supplies and promotional materials" as determined by the HHPNC's budget and finance committee. The Friends of the Southwest Museum is a locally based organization with the mission of pressuring both the city of Los Angeles and the Autry National Center to invest in the full time reopening of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Mount Washington. The museum was closed for exhibitions in 2009, and .
The full HHPNC agenda can be downloaded from the media box above.