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Local Impact of Elections

We would like to share the most recent communication from the Hancock Park Homeowners Association that relates to the primary election. Many items on the March 5th ballot will impact our daily lives (and real estate values ultimately) in Hancock Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Join us in getting informed and cast our votes!

The March 5th election is almost here and it’s vitally important that we inform ourselves about the issues and who we are voting for! The people we send to LA City, County, Sacramento and Washington DC represent us and will make decisions that will impact our lives for decades to come. Here’s what is on the March 5th Ballot!

1) 30th Congressional District – Congressperson

2) State Assemblymember 51stDistrict

3) LA County District Attorney

4) United States Senator (Full Term)

Two very important initiatives: Measure HLA and Proposition 1

Measure HLA would convert Mobility Plan 2035, an aspirational planning document adopted by the City Council in 2015, into a mandate that requires the city to add bike lanes, bus lanes and traffic-slowing “road diets” to city streets whenever a portion of the roadway- at least one-eighth of a mile -is repaved or otherwise improved. While the Mobility Plan 2035 was intended to improve all forms of mobility in Los Angeles, HLA deals primarily with bike mobility. The Mayor’s Administrative Officer Matt Szabo, the city’s top budget analyst, warns the measure could cost more than $3.1 billion over the next 10 years. In a financial impact statement provided to voters, Szabo also states that projects required under Measure HLA would reduce the number of streets that are repaved each year.

The HLA initiative was conceived and written by Michael Schneider, founder of Streets For All; initiatives Schneider says adding bike lanes and road diets will make the streets safer and force city agencies to complete mobilty goals, which were developed in 2015 – nine years ago. It would allow any City resident to file a lawsuit against the City for noncompliance. Read the Mobility Plan 2035 here

For more detailed information, please refer to City of Los Angeles VOTER INFORMATION PAMPHLET.

Proposition 1 would change California’s 20-year-old Mental Health Services Act and includes funding to build more than 10,000 new treatment beds. So many of the unhoused people on our streets have mental health problems, and Proposition 1 proposes an approach of more funding and uniformity of services in order to help solve this problem. Again, this would mark a major change in the state’s approach to homelessness and mental health and it’s critically important that voters inform themselves and vote.

For a replay of a local congressional candidate debate at the Ebell in Hancock Park or for general voting guides and locations, the Larchmont Buzz offers a nice summary.

For more detailed information on Proposition 1 please refer to VOTER GUIDE.


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