ERNC Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday November 21

The Executive Committee meets at a different time and day this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week. The November meeting will be at Eagle Rock City Hall at 8:00pm, immediately following the Land Use Committee Meeting. We will review all agenda item requests and set the agenda for the upcoming ERNC General Board Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, December 3.

All board members, committee members, and members of the general public are welcome to attend any and all public meetings.

View the agenda here.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Drive folder.

Got potholes? Read our latest newsletter and find out how to fix them!


 

 

November 7, 2013

Hello Neighbor!
Events + input + + action + you = Eagle Rock
We want to alert you to some great Eagle Rock events coming up, and get your feedback on Eagle Rock-specific programs we’re sponsoring.
Do you have a favorite pothole you’d like filled? Do you have thoughts on the Eagle Rock Music Festival? Do you want to help the less fortunate in our own community? Of course you do.
And since it's November, we want to talk holiday shopping -- and why you should do it right here in Eagle Rock. Read on for details!
Let’s Talk About Eagle Rock’s Economy
Old + New > Old vs. New 
Eagle Rock is fortunate to have both long-standing and newer businesses that help make it a neighborhood that works for everyone. But it’s no big secret in Eagle Rock that our businesses could stand to collaborate more; and collaboration begins with communication.

 

The Chamber of Commerce has been successfully representing some businesses for many years, but there’s more to the diversity of Eagle Rock’s economy. For example, Leanna Lin, owner of Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, is organizing a new small-business group to support Eagle Rock’s burgeoning reputation as a pedestrian- and kid-friendly place to eat and shop. (See below for info on her “Eagle Rock Block Party” event.)

In last year’s discussion of the bike lanes and traffic-calming improvements on Colorado Boulevard, there was a lot of talk about the “old” Eagle Rock vs. the “new” Eagle Rock — both in terms of residents, and businesses. But there’s only one Eagle Rock — ours — and in the end, everyone is benefiting from these changes, no matter how long they’ve been in the neighborhood.
The “Ride Colorado” event last week was a breakthrough: All kinds of businesses came together in this community event, which drove new customers to shops and restaurants throughout Eagle Rock. As evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve gotten from both participants and shop owners about the Ride Colorado raffle, we’re hoping that the ERNC can become more involved in organizing our small businesses, and bringing them together with the Chamber of Commerce, so that the newly revitalized Colorado Boulevard — and the soon-to-be-revitalized Eagle Rock Boulevard — can become a shopping and dining destination that rivals other L.A. neighborhoods’, rather than just a place to gas up or grab a six pack to go. “A rising tide lifts all boats” is an aphorism we all need to keep in mind.
What can you do? Attend the events we’ve listed below. Shop small, and shop local. Visit a store, restaurant, or mechanic you’ve never been to before — and before you drive to Pasadena or Glendale. Check out the “small shops” sidebar on Leanna Lin’s blog. Go to the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce site and read about all the great community events they sponsor, year in and year out, in Eagle Rock. And check out the brave businesses who participated in the Ride Colorado raffle, who took a chance on something new.
Do You Have Questions, Comments, or Concerns About the Eagle Rock Music Festival?
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30pm, is your chance to speak to the source.
On Wed., Nov. 20, at 6:30 pm at the Center for the Arts, the ERNC will co-host a Town Hall on the Eagle Rock Music Festival. We believe that the ERMF and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock are crucial parts of Eagle Rock’s unique identity in Los Angeles, as evidenced by our financial grant to this year’s festival: $5,000, which is the largest single amount we’re likely to give all year.  As a condition of our financial support, the ERNC requested that the CFAER host a public meeting where Eagle Rockers can discuss this year’s scaled-down, but still high-quality festival — and how to make next year’s even better.
This Town Hall-style meeting will only be as useful and as informative as YOU make it. If you’re one of the people who has a suggestion, comment, or question about the ERMF, then Nov. 20 is your chance to get an answer, and to help make the ERMF better. If you want to be heard, then you have to show up. And if you don’t show up, then you can’t complain that you didn’t get heard. So clear your schedule and come down to the CFAER, so we can have a good talk!
Where’s Your Favorite Pothole?
Give us the address, and we’ll (try to) take care of it. 
“Operation Neighborhood Council Blitz” is coming to Eagle Rock on Nov. 13: City workers and a truck full of asphalt will rumble into town, for a day of fixing potholes and sidewalks. Since there is essentially no money at the City available for similar repairs, this one-day event will be our chance to fix our worst and/or most visible problems.
Realistically, the City workers can only fill less than a dozen potholes before they go on to, ahem, “blitz” some other neighborhood. So if your street has a nagging sidewalk cavern, or you know of a dangerous bike-lane or hubcap hazard, fill out our Blitz Form at this link, and we’ll put you on the list:
Since this is a one-day deal, there is no guarantee your hole will get filled. But you can’t win if you don’t play, right?

Remember, your response has to be in by November 8, which is this Friday.

Sorry for the late notice (we just found out about it, too).
 

Shop Small, Eagle Rock!
Come out to the Eagle Rock Block Party, and Shop Local for the Holidays


From Leanna Lin: “WE HEART EAGLE ROCK BLOCK” is a group of small retail businesses on Eagle Rock Blvd. & Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock
who come together once a year to get the SHOP SMALL word out during the busiest shopping weekend of the year.”


Visit several cool shops on SATURDAY, NOV. 30th (12-8pm) as each shop is hosting their own festivities and/or promotions. Look for the orange & white balloons outside each participating business.

FAMILY ZONE hosted by The Green Bean

YOGA hosted by Core Club LA

YELP After Party hosted by Yelp LA + Core Club LA

http://wehearteaglerockblock.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/543726002387142/

 

Help Dave Feed the Hungry
Food Drive at Boston Dave’s

Dave Evans of Dave’s Chillin & Grillin will be collecting non-perishable food for donation during his Thanksgiving food drive, now through November 9.

Visit Dave at 2152 Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, bring in some canned goods, and congratulate him on the Red Sox winning the World Series! (And stop by Dave’s “Wicked Clam” pop-up, this Saturday, Nov. 9, at the 50/50 Gallery, 5050 York Blvd. in HIghland Park, from 5-11pm. Food donations will also be collected at the event.)
Help Eagle Rock’s Homeless
Recycled Resources Needs Volunteer “Buddies” This Holiday Season

Also on Saturday November 9th, Recycled Resources for the Homeless will be hosting a training for its newest project, Neighbor-2-Neighbor, which partners a volunteer with a homeless individual. We all know that there are homeless people on the streets in Eagle Rock — and here’s your chance to do something constructive to help them.

Community volunteers will attend a one-day workshop that entails education surrounding homeless issues, the philosophy of outreach and engagement, safety, harm reduction, mental illness and substance use. Volunteers will also be educated about community resources and how to navigate these resources to assist their buddy. Volunteers will be paired with another volunteer, working in partnership, to assist their assigned homeless individual.

ERNC Board Meeting Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Board meets at the usual time this month on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Meeting notices and the proposed agenda are posted 72 hours in advance online at ERNC.LA,  at City Hall and several other sites around Eagle Rock.

View the meeting agenda here.

The public may make general comments at the beginning of each meeting, and speak on individual agenda items as they are discussed, by filling out a speaker card at the beginning of the meeting. Generally, public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. See the agenda for details.

If you want to suggest an agenda item for next month’s meeting, please email the current Secretary (Michael Blanchard) at least 2 days before the Executive Committee meeting, where we set the agenda. (You can also contact your sub-district director, and he or she will get it to the right person.)

If you’re seeking funding for your local non-profit organization or project, please submit this DONE Funding Application Form. Once it’s submitted and found to be complete, we’ll set your funding request on the agenda for the next board meeting.

(The ERNC board usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, but sometimes holidays and such get in the way. If you’re planning on going to a meeting, please confirm details for the date in the calendar section.)

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Apps document folder.

ERNC Executive and Elections Committees meet MONDAY, October 28

The Executive Committee meets on Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm at the Coffee Table to review all agenda item requests and set the agenda for the upcoming ERNC General Board Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 5. Immediately following the Executive Committee meeting, at approximately 8:30pm, the ERNC Elections Committee will meet, at the same venue.

Please note the schedule change from our usual Tuesday meeting time to Monday this month. 

All board members, committee members, and members of the general public are welcome to attend any and all public meetings. There will be a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting, if you’d like to address the committees.

View the Executive Committee agenda here.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Drive folder.

Ride Colorado This Saturday, Oct. 26!

Come celebrate the new Colorado Boulevard with the ERNC and all the groups that worked together to make Eagle Rock’s main street a safer and more prosperous place to be. Ride the whole bike lane route with your friends, bring the kids for a fun bike rodeo with smoothie-blender bikes, and stay for a raffle with fabulous prizes.

It all happens this Saturday, October 26, at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard, 90041.

- Ride the whole bike lane route at 9:30am
- Opening Ceremony at 10:15
- Family-friendly short ride at 10:30
- Kids’ bike rodeo with smoothie-blender bikes all day
- FREE Bike-Friendly Business raffle at 1:00 pm. Ride your bike to merchants along the Colorado Bike Lane route, collect stickers, and enter the raffle back at City Hall. Click the link below for a list of all the fabulous prizes!

www.ridecolorado.us

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