- Encouraging trees and sidewalks to be installed as part of the Soccer Planet parking lot project.
- Supporting North Franklin Business District grant applications to study Franklin Blvd. improvements.
- Opposing the fuel center for the Curtis Village development.
- Requesting that the storefronts for the new Raley’s / Land Park Commercial Center project be re-oriented towards the street.
- Requesting that the Environmental Impact Report for the Raley’s / Land Park Commercial Center project include a traffic / pedestrian / bicycle safety study.
We continued to coordinate quarterly neighborhood meetings with interesting speakers and topics. Some examples include the following:
- Jay Schenirer, Hollywood Park’s City Councilmember.
- Patrick Kennedy, Hollywood Park’s County Supervisor.
- Tenley Luke, Principal, Hollywood Park Elementary School.
- Captain Dave Peletta of the Sacramento Police Department to discuss crime and safety.
- Marti Brown of the North Franklin Business District to discuss a potential traffic lane diet for Franklin Blvd. and 24th Street.
- Dominic Allamano of Soil Born Farms to discuss ways to make the most of our urban food sources.
- The Raley’s development team to discuss the plans for the new Raley’s / Land Park Commercial Center on Freeport Blvd.
- Bill Busath, Director of the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities, to discuss the departments infrastructure needs and proposed rate hikes.
The HPNA coordinated several wonderful events. Once again, Hollywood Park had a wildly successful 4th of July parade with the addition of volunteers stationed at neighborhood intersections to ensure the safety of all those bike-riding kids following Hollywood Park resident Wally Clark’s fire truck. In September, the HPNA coordinated the annual Hollywood Park Ice Cream Social and Movie Night with several new volunteers and neighbor-supplied side dishes and salads. Special thanks go out to City Councilmember Jay Schenirer for providing the movie, Big Hero 6, and popcorn. The HPNA also coordinated three successful neighborhood cleanup days in partnership with Eleakis and Elder Photography, Sutter Bicycle Company, and the Jointed Cue. And, the mega yard sale was once again a huge success!
The HPNA worked with City Councilmember Schenirer’s office and the Sacramento Police Department to successfully convince squatters to leave two neighborhood residences. While Hollywood Park remains an incredibly safe neighborhood, the HPNA’s own efforts to coordinate neighbors to address crime and safety has had its own fits and starts in 2015. A neighborhood watch meeting was coordinated by neighbors in the spring and in an effort to encourage block-based neighborhood watch groups to form, the HPNA board voted to provide micro-grants to any neighbors that formed such groups. However, no such groups came forward. The HPNA board then voted in December for the resurrected HPNA Safety Committee to coordinate a Hollywood Park Community Watch Program and to use the grant money for the purchase of materials to help facilitate the program. Look for more from the Community Watch Program in 2016.