Hancock Park residents got an early holiday present from the City’s Bureau of Street Services. Early Thursday morning, city officials surprised Hancock Park HOA President Cindy Chvatal-Keane with an official start to the long-awaited tree trimming in the neighborhood.
“This is a long-fought win for Councilmember Ryu and the Hancock Park community,” wrote Mark Pampanin in an e-mail to the Buzz, announcing that the tree trimming is now underway. “Councilmember Ryu is working closely with the Department and City crews to ensure work is done properly and in compliance with HPOZ. For example, crews know not to remove any trees within an HPOZ area, without HPOZ board approval.”
According to Pampanin, this round of trimming includes:
All the streets East of Highland to the Country Club, between Melrose & Beverly
Hudson Avenue and Hudson Place, between Beverly & 3rd
June St, between 3rd & Wilshire
McCadden Pl, between 3rd & Wilshire
4th Street, between Las Palmas & Highland
“This is all very good news for the neighborhood,” Hancock Park HOA President Cindy Chvatal-Keane told the Buzz. “We hope for more good news on our streets after the holidays.”
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.