East Hollywood On The Move

The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council has layed out their vision for their future in a new video posted at You Tube.  Despite a music choice that made me feel as though I were about to fight a Koopa Troopa, the video is a great watch because the Council envisions a future that includes growing their community around more open space, more affordable housing, and reduced automobile dependency.

  • One way they can move away from auto-dependency is to ask that their Community Plan’s Circulation Element specifically call out for reduced levels of service along certain specified roads.

    The Planning Department has the authority to do this, though it would restrict the City from getting transportation money from the County, State, and Federal government to do any construction to see that LOS is reduced.

  • A-HA!!!

    So THIS is why our little video has been getting so many hits…I showed this at a Transportation/Planning/Parking Town Hall meeting in Hollywood organized by the six Hollywood-area neighborhood councils on Thursday night. Well thanks for the coverage. Yes, our community is multi-modal and hopefully we can set an example for the rest of the City. We have Governing Board members who take the Metro to work and even some (like myself) who walk or even ride their bikes to our meetings. Like I said at the meeting, “This is Hollywood, not Mission Viejo, where you have to drive 20 minutes just to get from your house to the freeway!”

    Elson Trinidad, President
    East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

    p.s. Koopa-Troopa? It’s house music (I composed it BTW), not Nintendo! :)

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