Message from our GPIA President - June 2016

June 26, 2016

​At the GPIA Membership meeting in May, we welcomed Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell to our meeting along with the team from Street Services​ and LADOT, for the second time, to present news and information from Fletcher streetscape. The next week, we hosted the Verdugo Road Workshop in partnership with CD14. Both meetings provided an opportunity for the community to be heard and participate in the direction of our changing community.​ ​Both meetings welcomed new neighbors and GPIA members, as well as new perspectives and ideas.


Change in our community is something that we are all experiencing but in very different ways. I've come to see the opportunities in change. It's my goal to see the GPIA board fully participating in the vision of the future of Glassell Park. It's my goal to bring awareness to the changes, provide a forum for the conversation to take place, and the opportunity for both the GPIA and our members to shape the vision, rather than react to it. Just as we did with Verdugo and Fletcher.


Along those lines, I want to thank Helene Schpak and Eric Tallman from our Land Use Committee ​and CD14 for arranging a ​​productive meeting with CD14. We had a​ ​great conversation with Kevin Ocubillo,Transportation & Planning Deputy and Lucy Aparicio, Field Deputy from the Office of Councilmember José Huizar​ ​about development along Eagle Rock Blvd., the Fresh and Easy location, infrastructure, and our Verdugo Road workshop. ​​


C​​h​​a​​n​​g​​e is certain, but how we as a community and an Organization react to change​ ​will either provide opportunities or obstacles.




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