Every year, Los Angeles City Council Members get the chance to honor one woman in their district; a pioneer whose work is changing the lives of Angelenos every day.
This year the honor went to Sylvia Lacy!
Council President Herb Wesson said in a very touching speech, "It's a woman's world and Sylvia Lacy helps run it."
Previous "Pioneer Women" are our own Stevie Stern (Past President, UNNC) and Donna Jones (West Adams Avenues).
Planning and Land Use
- Advocated for improved design of Jefferson Square new development mixed use (residential with ground floor retail) at 4th and Jefferson
- Advocated for improved design of Jefferson Park Terrace new development residential on Western
- Advocated for improved redevelopment at Crenshaw and Jefferson (now Union Bank, Meto Health Care, and 99 Cents Only Store)
- Advocates for our community regarding oil drilling and oil drill site improvements
Customers whose street addresses end with an odd number – 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 – are permitted to use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Customers whose addresses end in even numbers – 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 are permitted to do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
We would like to update you on UNNC’s efforts to have more community and City Planning Department oversight at the Murphy Drill Site (2126 West Adams Blvd., at Gramercy Place.)
Recently, the oil and gas operator at that location (Freeport McMoRan, or “FMOG”) proposed an expansion of its natural gas operations (installation of a CEB 800 gas burner) into the landscaped hillside adjacent to 27th Street in Jefferson Park.
What is the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan?
The city is required by the state to have land use plans. Since Los Angeles is so large, there are 35 different plans. These plans are updated on a rolling basis, with plans getting updates roughly once a decade.
UNNC is in two of these planning areas: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan and the South Los Angeles Community Plan.
UNNC has voted to support the renovation of Leslie Shaw Park in Jefferson Park. This park is the only open space in the boundaries of Jefferson Park.
A committee of Jefferson Park residents has formed to advocate for the park.
The initial meeting was November 15, 2012 at the Jefferson Branch Library.