Neighborhood Feedback

Neighborhood Feedback

My office is committed to hearing the issues affecting Council District 4. Please take a moment to send us a message. Every suggestion or concern is taken seriously and will be taken into consideration by the appropriate council staff.  Thank you for your feedback.

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Move to re-open the Beachwood entrance to Griffith Park.

Just wanted to add my voice in support. The judge required that access for the public be maintained. Please ensure that it is.

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Yucca Street: A Heatlh Hazard, Dirty, Smelly

David Ryu, Yucca Street between Cahuenga and Highland has gotten extremely disgusting, smelly and dirty. There are discarded furniture, lots of garbage and dog (and human) poop. Any ideas in ways to clean up the place? Tnx

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Lyft Driver issue

A Lyft driver blocked the road and traffic in front of 519 N. Gramercy pl. today 5/16/2017 at 2:25pm. The roads are not very wide in this neighborhood. Very inconsiderate Lyft driver stopped in the middle of the road. I have the drivers license plate but it is not so easy to file a complaint with lyft. The car in question was a dark metallic color Kia passenger car with license plate 7NHX032. Please advise Lyft that it is inconsiderate and illegal to stop the car in the middle of the road and block traffic especially when there is a car behind them(me) and there was plenty of space and parking to do what they needed. Very inconsiderate and rude drivers.

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Greek Theater Traffic on Commonwealth is Unmanageable

The traffic on Commonwealth from uber/lyft drivers coming and going to the Greek Theater has gotten out of control. Last night at around 8pm, there were 40 - 50 cars lined up from Los Feliz Blvd north to Cromwell. The only way I was able to pull out of my driveway was to pretty much force my way out and hope that drivers would stop since there is no break in the traffic. Commonwealth is not a major thoroughfare and cannot accommodate hundreds of cars going up and down it when there is a concert. I understand that the theater needs to be accessed somehow, but turning Commonwealth into a parking lot several times a week is not the answer. Furthermore, the traffic light at Commonwealth and Los Feliz is an abnormally long wait, exacerbating the problem and causing even more of a back-up of cars. For those of us that live on Commonwealth, we should not be prevented from getting in or out of our homes to accommodate the massive traffic now being generated by the Greek Theater and the enormous increase in people being dropped off individually by ride-sharing services. And although I don't live in Los Feliz Towers, it is clear from my observations that there is a major issue with those residents being able to turn left into the building when going up Commonwealth. The drivers going south do not stop to allow residents to make the left turn, which then causes even more of a mess in the intersection because the northbound traffic is completely stopped. Given the number of pedestrians that cross that intersection, it is simply a fatal accident waiting to happen as drivers get stuck in the intersection and try to make left turns with cars trying to go in every direction. There was a traffic officer on site last night, but it was clear that person made little difference in controlling the chaos that was happening in the intersection.

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Please fix the severely cracked and VERY DANGEROUS bike lanes on Griffith Park Boulevard

It's been a decade since an injured biker wrote to Tom LaBonge about the same exact problem (as recounted by the Los Feliz Ledger: http://www.losfelizledger.com/article/letters-to-the-editor-on-labonges-use-of-discretionary-funds/), and nothing has been done since. It's impossible to bike straight on those lanes because of the need to avoid the cracks and potholes, making it necessary to swerve onto the road, which is a very dangerous way to bike. Just last week I got a flat two days in a row trying to bike through this obstacle course of a road. I sincerely hope that the entire stretch of this road can be repaved and fixed soon. It's been a safety hazard for way too long.

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its time for healing

dear sir we need to talk and soon its been hard after being crippled by the dept. of transportation as i am unable to work and lost years of ssi income we need to close down the district 7 office in los angeles till a deal can be made thank you JAY CAN WE TALK

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Love A Senior Day! Seniors it is time to make a difference! Bring your family friends and Church!

Invitation to: Love A Senior Day! June 17,2017 Saturday from 11:00-3:00pm at The Expo 3990 Bill Robertson Ln. California 90037 We are humbly asking that you attend our event, open with greetings and to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. We are in need of someone of your high reputation, esteemed character and carissima to be present for this event. Seniors On The Move Today Foundation along with CarematchAmerica, represents the three million seniors in California. Come and join us with your presence and smile. Bring your Staff, family, friends and a Seniors. Set up free tables and display your Company. It is our hope that all seniors from Senior living communities and those looking for a community to move into will have a great day! This will be a great day, in the lives of seniors as they will be given the tools to be empowered, and encouraged to live their best lives. This event is all free! Free Food! Free Entertainment! Free gifts! Free Fun!!! *The Los Angeles Rams and Cheerleaders will be present. Strong Media Coverage. To be presented: SENIOR OF THE YEAR AWARD and FATHER OF THE YEAR: Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper Film Legend Sidney Poitier Film Legend Kurt/Anne Douglas Film Star Jane Fonda Dance Legend Louise Zakheim Film Legend Harry Belafonte GOD FATHER OF THE YEAR: Mayor Jim Clark DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS: Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer Director Thomas Heinkel Miller UCLA The Trompers of Eagle Rock Kitty Davis-Walker Vice President Noraline Model A's Lions Kiwanis Rotary LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra United States Purple Heart Veteran Bobby Henline *Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. *(Legendary Pastor) Seniorville Foundation Retirement Housing Foundation Mayor Of Anaheim Tom Tait Mayor of Beverly Hills Lilli Bosse County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa County Supervisor Janice Hahn President/Councilmember Herb J. Wesson Jr. Councilmember David Ryu Councilmember Gil Cedillo Councilmember Mike Bonin Councilmember Curren D. Price Assembly member Richard Bloom Assembly member Autumn R. Burke Assembly member Tom Daly Film Legend Sidney Poitier Film/ Football Legend RAMS Rosey Grier Film Legend Harry Belafonte Senator Steven Bradford Senator Toni G. Atkins Senator Joel Anderson Senator Jim Beall Senator Janet Nguyen Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Senator Jean Fuller Senator Cathleen Galliani Senator Ed Hernandez Senator Robert M. Hertzberg Congress:Jim Costa Congress:Ted Lieu Congress:Barbara Lee Congress:Grace Napolitano Congress:Zoe Lofgren Congress:Alan Lowenthal Congressmember Dana Rohrabacher Congress:Mimi Walters Congress:Nanette Barragen Congress: Julia Brownley Congress: Edward Royce Congress: Maxine Waters *Win Hyundai of Carson *Car Pro Kia Carson Alvin Alabama Lovett United Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Andrew and Bonnie Bales V.P. Steve Borja The Expo: Location: 3990 Bill Robertson Ln Los Angeles Ca.90037 Time: 11:00-3:00pm Awards begin at 1:30pm VIP Catered Luncheon12:00-1:30pm With much thought and warm regards, **Call me so that we can talk about you setting up free tables to display your community or how many will be attending. Lillie Lorraine lillie.lorraine@yahoo.com 552-228-5434 Founder/CEO of Seniors On the Move Today "Seniors on the Move Today” Publicist, Gabriel Newman For more info: (562) 228-5425 Email: seniorsonthemovetoday@yahoo.com

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Thanks for New Tenant Anti Harrassment Law

As a tenant in a rent-control Hollywood building, I welcome the new law supported by Councilman Ryu that seeks to prevent shady landlords from harassing tenants so they may move away, freeing their unit to new tenants at much higher rents.

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Reopen Griffith Park Access Via Beachwood Drive

Regarding the closing of the Beachwood Drive access point to Griffith Park near the Hollyridge Trail: As a resident of the City of Los Angeles, I feel strongly that the public’s ease of access to our largest public park should be the overriding priority when considering changes to park access points. As a resident of Beachwood Canyon, the Beachwood Drive access point was my family's primary entry into the park and the restriction of access via that entry has greatly hindered our ability to enter the park. Alternate entry points add miles to our frequent trips to the park, and require us to travel via car to the park rather than walk, which we were previously able to do. This only adds to existing traffic and parking congestion. Again, this change is an unnecessary and unwanted restriction to park access for city and neighborhood residents.

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COUNCILMAN RYU, PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING

SHOW UP AND TELL US IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHAT YOU DID TO TRY TO STOP THE CLOSURE OF THE BEACHWOOD GATE. Griffith Park Advisory Board THURSDAY, APRIL 27th, 6:30pm Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium 4730 Crystal Springs Drive L.A.CA, 90027

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Open the Beachwood Trailhead

I found out about the gate being closed not from you or anyone in your office, but from the NextDoor website for Beachwood Canyon. I called your office. I left messages. I know your field rep for this area is Shannon Prior. I had a few conversations with her while the gate was being built. Shannon was pleasant and said she understood the frustration of local hikers who had been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the completion of the gate to once again have access to this part of the park. In all the news reports, and in online reports it always sounds like everyone living in the area is for closure. In part, that's because those who pushed for it are initiating measures that the rest of us don't know about until it's too late. For instance, once I found out about the court hearing, (the resulting closure still being a world class example of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory), I started calling your office. I emailed. No response. I did get an email from Shannon AFTER the decision saying that Councilman Ryu did not agree with it. Great. Nobody takes responsibility for the debacle. Could you post or send me all the times and places where Ryu vigorously opposed closing the gate? Because I missed that. I got another email from Shannon a few days ago telling me all that was being done NOW to study and address the problem. More taxpayer money is being spent AFTER closing the gate. Too little too late. I don't care about the sign. I know it's a tourist attraction. I have never seen the kind of behavior a handful of homeowners complain about. The gate allowing pedestrians, and the addition of permit parking on weekends was a decent compromise. Closure is not. AND why wasn't Ryu there when we protested the closure? Any time I have come to a meeting or called or emailed, the response I get (rare enough) is too little too late. Not happy.

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Open the Beachwood Trailhead

I found out about the gate being closed not from you or anyone in your office, but from the NextDoor website for Beachwood Canyon. I called your office. I left messages. I know your field rep for this area is Shannon Prior. I had a few conversations with her while the gate was being built. Shannon was pleasant and said she understood the frustration of local hikers who had been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the completion of the gate to once again have access to this part of the park. In all the news reports, and in online reports it always sounds like everyone living in the area is for closure. In part, that's because those who pushed for it are initiating measures that the rest of us don't know about until it's too late. For instance, once I found out about the court hearing, (the resulting closure still being a world class example of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory), I started calling your office. I emailed. No response. I did get an email from Shannon AFTER the decision saying that Councilman Ryu did not agree with it. Great. Nobody takes responsibility for the debacle. Could you post or send me all the times and places where Ryu vigorously opposed closing the gate? Because I missed that. I got another email from Shannon a few days ago telling me all that was being done NOW to study and address the problem. More taxpayer money is being spent AFTER closing the gate. Too little too late. I don't care about the sign. I know it's a tourist attraction. I have never seen the kind of behavior a handful of homeowners complain about. The gate allowing pedestrians, and the addition of permit parking on weekends was a decent compromise. Closure is not. AND why wasn't Ryu there when we protested the closure? Any time I have come to a meeting or called or emailed, the response I get (rare enough) is too little too late. Not happy.

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Open the Beachwood Trailhead and remove the illegal parking restrictions

A small group of vocal Beachwood residents have somehow managed to choke the life out of Beachwood Canyon by imposing illegal parking restrictions and now have closed the Beachwood Trailhead. You are clearly not listening to your constituents in Beachwood Canyon that have raised concerns about how these issues affect local businesses and our marketplace. Do your job. We are paying attention, we are organizing, and WE WILL VOTE!

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Re-open the Beachwood Gate to Hikers!

I have lived in Beachwood Canyon for decades. I resent that taxpayers have been forced to pay for an unnecessary gate that now serves only one private business. Denying access to a public park via a public access is a terrible precedent. The court said pedestrians have the right to use the easement. How does locking the gate fulfill that? Please know that this decision does NOT reflect the desire of the majority of Beachwood residents. It's a small group of homeowners who remind me of people who buy beachfront property and then complain about the public having access to the beach.

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Re-open access to Griffith Park at the Hollyridge Trail.

Try standing up to the NIMBY voices. Stop hiding behind the judge. It's your district, lead it.

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Closure of Beachwood Gate

I am very disappointed with the decision to close Beachwood Gate to pedestrians. The public should not be denied public access to the public park. This is a classic example of the sqeaky wheel getting the grease. I hope more neighbors in the community will speak up that this is wrong, and it sets a dangerous precedent.

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Hollywood Sign trail on Beachwood Drive

Myself, along with many of the residents in Beachwood Canyon are very displeased with the closing of the gate to the trailhead at the top of Beachwood Drive that leads to the Hollywood Sign. I understand that this was a court ruling, however based on that court ruling it appears as if the city did not put up any kind of fight to keep the gate open as the court did not initially require the gate to be closed (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/23/hollywood-sign-lawsuit-california-residents-hiking). I understand that Councilmember Ryu supports access to the Hollywood Sign. If that is the case, then I would like to request that Councilmember Ryu respond to feedback from the residents upset by this decision and tell us what, if anything, he and his office are doing to restore access. Further, there was an article in The Hollywood Reporter that came out yesterday (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-sign-access-closed-neighbors-celebrate-995255) that claims the residents who wanted to shut down access on Beachwood are looking to shut down ALL access to the Hollywood Sign west of Bronson. When is this going to end? Enough is enough and I'm urging your office to do something about this. Thank you.

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Beachwood Access to Hollywood Sign

I have been using Beachwood Dr. access pedestrian gate to hike to Hollywood sign and other parts of Griffith Park for years. I am highly disappointed that the access is going to be terminated. I've noticed the city has been making it harder and harder for people like myself to hike from that area by installing parking restrictions and closing access. This is totally unacceptable and I wish you would do something for your constituents. .

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What do my animals and I do now?

With the proposal of banning wild/exotic animals for shows/parties in Los Angeles, I would like to know your solution as to what my parrots and I do now? I have been performing my parrot show in Los Angeles for the past 22 years. The focus of my show is education, though the show is also entertaining. My training techniques are positive reinforcement which I learned at Moorpark College's America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark, CA. My animal's welfare is my number one priority. If you intend to ban me from my livelihood of over 22 years, I hope that you have a possible solution or exemption for my business. I have shows booked at libraries over the next few months, does this mean that they are going to cancel my program?  I would appreciate a response. Thank you, Wendy Horton, Owner, Wildlife Wendy's Tropical Birds

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PLEASE VOTE NO ON PROPOSED MIRACLE MILE HPOZ

Just like Measure S, this Proposed HPOZ for Miracle Mile GOES TO FAR. PLEASE VOTE NO on these Draconian regulations that will increase the cost of living in Miracle Mile

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