Metro: Transportation Communications Network

Posted on 09/09/2022

Metro is acting as lead agency on the Transportation Communication Network plan and is currently conducting the environmental review. The Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for review and response beginning September 9, 2022. Responses to the document are due by October 24, 2022.

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Request to Consider Fire Safety Aspects of Drought Restrictions

Posted on 08/03/2022

The Board has requested the Mayor to form a Blue Ribbon Panel to evaluate the impacts on fire risk of drought watering restrictions in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones.  The Board asked that the Blue Ribbon Panel  would include not only the DWP, but also the LAFD, LAPD, Planning, and environmental horticulture specialists available to the City and consider input from representatives of the insurance industry that provide coverage within the City limits. This panel would consider the appropriate balance of water use for ornamental vegetation, especially trees, in hillside residential areas relative to the hazard posed by dead and drying vegetation during extreme fire weather and during any fire event. 

August Newsletter

Posted on 08/01/2022


1. Wildlife Ordinance Being Shaped by City

2. Council Expresses Concern about City Animal Shelters

3. Water Restriction on Hillsides Poses Fire Danger

4. Council Supports Prohibition of Camping Near Libraries

5. Council Elects New Officers For 2022-23

6. American Jewish University Selling all or Part of Campus

7. Summer Events at Getty Center and Skirball

8. Scrapbook: From Orange Groves to a World Class Garden

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Urgent Need to Improve Hillside Construction Regulation

Posted on 07/04/2022

The BABCNC Board sent a letter to our two Council Members, Nithya Raman and Paul Koretz, requesting amendements to the Hillside Construction Regulations to close loopholes and remedy abuses that have been ongoing in the hillsides since the regulations were passed in 2017.  Please click through to read the letter.

July Newsletter

Posted on 07/01/2022


1. Wildlife Ordinance Community Input Invited

2. Water Conservation May Pose Fire Danger On Hillsides

3. City Council 5th District Candidates Face Runoff in November

4. Burbank Airport Air Traffic Noise Status Report

5. Neighborhood Council Urges Improvement to Hillside Construction Regulations

6. Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife Honored By Assembly Member Bloom

7. Scrapbook:  Wine and the Wizard of Oz

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Caught on video: Mountain lion strolls through Beverly Hills neighborhood

Posted on 06/28/2022

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) — A mountain lion was caught on camera taking a stroll through a Beverly Hills neighborhood and residents say the big cat is no stranger to that area.

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Wildlife Ordinance: Notice of Public Hearing and Information Session

Posted on 06/17/2022

Join us this week! - Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Dear Stakeholders,

In April, Los Angeles City Planning released a revised draft of the proposed Wildlife District Ordinance, with a goal of having this ordinance considered by the City Planning Commission in the fall of 2022. This summer, City Planning will hold an information session and public hearing on the proposed ordinance on June 28th. This is your opportunity to learn more about the proposed regulations and submit a public comment. 

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METRO: Join us for a Community Update Webinar!

Posted on 06/10/2022

Join us next week!
Community Update Webinar - Thursday, June 16, 2022
Metro invites you to attend a virtual community meeting where we will provide an update on the recently completed public assessment period, which was the first step in the environmental review process. We are finalizing the Scope Summary Report and will publish it prior to the meeting where we will discuss your findings. We will also provide an update on the status of the environmental study, next steps, and answer questions.

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Richard Bloom Announces Assembly District 50 Nonprofit of the Year

Posted on 06/09/2022

This week, Assemblymember Bloom announced his pick for the 50th Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year, joining 100 other California state legislators by selecting a nonprofit within their district that have gone above and beyond serving the community the previous year. This annual effort – now in its seventh year – creates a way for California legislators to recognize exceptional nonprofits in their district.

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June Newsletter

Posted on 06/01/2022


1. New Ad Hoc Committee Formed To Examine Wildlife Ordinance
2. New Water Restrictions
3. Importance of Irrigating Trees and Installing Native Plants
4. Last Chance To Watch CD5 Candidates Before Voting
5. Voting Information
6. Neighborhood Purpose Grant Awarded to Les River Center
7. Bel Air Glen Street Privatization Review Period Extended
8. Neighborhood Council Supports Fire House 99
9. Scrapbook: “Two Los Angeles Hotel Women and How Things Went Wrong”

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