Meeting Date: 2/28/24 9:21 pm

Meeting Type: Special

Input Requested on Hollywood Bowl Traffic!

With the upcoming Hollywood Bowl season starting up again in April, your feedback is requested on traffic related issues, solutions, and a community meeting date!

In 2022, the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) established a Joint Committee to address the ongoing traffic implications as a result of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s management of the Hollywood Bowl.
At the Joint Committee meetings, the community got together to identify the issues of concerns and prioritized a list of recommended solutions that were outlined here.
Since then, HHWNC has been working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, LA County representatives, LA City representatives, and other neighborhood organizations to address the ongoing traffic concerns through the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Hollywood Bowl Community Advisory Group.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has limited the participation in the advisory meetings and the community is prohibited from attending.
HHWNC will host a community meeting in the coming months to:
  1. Update the 2022 list of traffic issues caused by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Associations’ management of the Hollywood Bowl; and
  2. Update the list of solutions that the community is requesting to address the traffic issues.

Submit your feedback using the links below:

ISSUES: What issues do you experience in the community related to Hollywood Bowl Traffic? Please click here to review the list of issues and provide your feedback on any missing items.
SOLUTIONS: What solutions would you like to see implemented to solve the issues related to Hollywood Bowl Traffic? Please click here to review the list of solutions collated and provide your feedback on any missing items.
MEETING: A special ‘Hollywood Bowl United Community Group’ meeting will be held over Zoom to review the feedback given in the links above and and develop a formal approach and timeline to address the issues and implement solutions. Please click here to indicate your interest in attending this meeting and select the date and time that works best for you to attend.

If you have pictures, videos, or other feedback regarding neighborhood traffic issues caused by Hollywood Bowl events, please email them to [email protected]

The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council has an important update on an initiative to improve the safety of the Hollywood Hills streets that has been in the works for the past nice years!

In April, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council (Council) passed Ordinance 187078 which established Los Angeles Municipal Code 80.36.11 that regulates tour bus operations in the City of Los Angeles.
The ordinance and code prohibits tour busses from operating on certain roads that the Department of Transportation (LADOT) has deemed unsafe to operate a commercial tour bus.
Based on feedback from the community, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) requested LADOT to evaluate 86 street segments in the hills to determine if they posed safety concerns with tour busses operating on them. LADOT evaluated each street segment for safety which includes 1) roadway characteristics (e.g., things like road widths, dead end turns, turns in driveways, and local street saturation), and 2) tour bus operations (e.g., things like blocking roadways, illegal parking, blocking visibility, pedestrian safety). They also evaluated tour bus volumes on each street segment.

Of the 86 street segments evaluated, LADOT deemed the following 11 segments to be unsafe for tour busses to stop or park and is recommending the Council pass a resolution to prohibit tour busses from parking or stopping on any portion of these street segments: 
  1. Outpost Drive between Franklin Avenue and Mulholland Drive
  2. Outpost Cove Drive between Outpost Drive and the dead-end west of Carmen Crest Drive
  3. Mulholland Drive between Cahuenga Boulevard West and Woodrow Wilson Drive (east of Multiview Drive)
  4.  Mulholland Drive between Floye Drive and Dona Pegita Drive
  5.  Torreyson Drive between Mulholland Drive and Torreyson Place
  6.  Torreyson Place between Torreyson Drive and the dead-end south of Torreyson Drive
  7.  Senalda Road between Outpost Drive and Castilian Drive
  8.  Mapleton Drive between Sunset Boulevard and Club View Drive
  9.  Charing Cross Road between Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glen Boulevard
  10.  Wyton Drive between Mapleton Avenue and Beverly Glen Boulevard
  11.  Orange Grove Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard
Additionally, LADOT deemed the following 9 segments to be unsafe for tour busses to operate on at all and is recommending the Council pass a resolution to prohibit tour busses from driving/operating on any portion of these street segments:
  1. Outpost Drive between Franklin Avenue and Mulholland Drive
  2. Outpost Cove Drive between Outpost Drive and the dead-end west of Carmen Crest Drive
  3. Torreyson Drive between Mulholland Drive and Torreyson Place
  4. Torreyson Place between Torreyson Drive and the dead-end south of Torreyson Drive
  5. Senalda Road between Outpost Drive and Castilian Drive
  6. Mapleton Drive between Sunset Boulevard and Club View Drive
  7. Charing Cross Road between Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glen Boulevard
  8. Wyton Drive between Mapleton Avenue and Beverly Glen Boulevard
  9. Orange Grove Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles City Council Meeting Details and Opportunity for Public Comment

On Friday, October 20, 2023, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on this resolution. The meeting starts at 10am at City Hall and this topic is #15 on the agenda. Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council thanks LADOT, especially Brian Gallagher, Principal Transportation Engineer – District Operations Bureau, for all of their work on this topic and encourages the community to attend the meeting or call in to support and request the Council approve the resolution.
The Council meetings will be broadcast live on Cable Television Channel 35, on the internet at, and on YouTube. The live audio of the hearing will be available via telephone at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside), and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).
The City Council will take public comment from members of the public in the Council chamber and also by teleconference. Members of the public who wish to offer public comment to the Council via teleconference should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 535 8466 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak. Written public comment may be submitted at

Implementation Plan:

If the Council passes the resolution, LADOT provides a 90 day notice to all Tour Bus companies operating in the City so they can adjust their routes/schedules accordingly. LADOT will also post a map on their website to clearly show the tour bus restricted street segments.
After the 90 day notification period (on January 21, 2024), LADOT will post the signage pictured above on the applicable restricted street segments mentioned above.

Enforcement Plan:


Violations of the Tour Bus ordnance carry both civil and criminal penalties which are progressive.
For civil violations:
For criminal violations:

Meeting Date: 8/19/23 11:25 am

Meeting Type: Regular

Tropical Storm Hilary Safety Update

From your friends at MySafe:LA


Los Angeles has just received its “first ever” tropical storm watch. That type of warning means that significant storm conditions will be possible for the coming 48 hours. Note that storm watches may be extended, if required.

The storm in question is called Hilary, currently a category 4 hurricane moving up the coast in the Pacific Ocean from Mexico. While experts believe Hilary will diminish to a tropical storm by the time it reaches Los Angeles, it can still be dangerous, with up to six inches of rain in parts of the city, and sustained winds of 39 miles per hour or so.

Why is this dangerous?

Overall, there are serious issues related to flooding. That much water, in such a short period of time, may have no place to go – not into the ground as is typical from a “normal” single rainstorm. The National Hurricane Center noted that “rare and dangerous flooding may be possible.” If there is flooding, there can be landslides and other challenges.

Other dangers include the possible loss of power, of Internet connectivity, and of television and/or cable access. “It’s been 84 years since [a hurricane] came ashore, so it’s a once-in-alifetime event,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This is really an all-hands on deck effort.”

How to prepare:

Simple preparations include signing up for alerts from the City of Los Angeles. That means registering with Notify L.A, the city based disaster notification system that sends messages to smartphones and similar devices. If you live in the county, check the Ready L.A. County website.

Next, sign up for alerts from your local utility providers. There are outage websites and you can bookmark those in your web browser to see where outages may be taking place. One example is the outage map from Southern California Edison. It’s sometimes a bit slow to be updated, but we’d guess they are ready to go in the event of outages this weekend and early next week. There is also a smartphone app, which you can find in the appropriate app store. Pacific Gas and Electric also have an outage map and an alerting system.

Take the same steps you would in the event of a wildfire. Be prepared to leave if told to do so by authorities, but also plan to stay home until such an order is given. That means having food, lots of water, battery powered lights, a first aid kit, and other basic necessities.

Do you have a plan?

MySafe:LA has for more than a decade advocated for every family and person living in Los Angeles to make a plan. What does a plan include?

Is your emergency kit ready?

Every family should have at least one emergency kit. You may have created one based on readiness for earthquakes. This storm is a good time to check it out, update it if required, and have it at the ready. Key components include:

Prepare Your Home

If you live in a home, or are on the ground floor of a multi-occupancy building, there are some steps to consider relative to flooding. These include:

Stay Connected

Most major broadcasters have back-up power and related capabilities that will allow them to continue operating, even in a significant storm. It’s important for you to stay connected so you can get up-to-the-minute information, if required. Good local options include:

During the Storm

For most people, simply staying inside is the best advice. If there are no evacuation orders, then we suggest staying at home. Don’t venture out unless it’s absolutely necessary. Other things to consider during the storm include:

If you need to leave the house

Make certain your vehicle is filled with fuel. Bring some water, a phone charger, and a first aid kit. It’s also worthwhile to put a blanket in the car, in case you become stranded.

Avoid flooded streets

Vehicles can be “washed away” in just two feet of water – and six inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet. People often think they can “drive through” what they think are shallow rivers of water. Don’t do it. We’ve all seen the pictures on TV and the videos on YouTube. Even if you have a “honking” SUV, two feet of water can turn it into a runaway boat.

If water enters your home

In the event your home begins to flood, go up to the 2nd floor if you have one. If you need to get on the roof, do that. Don’t go into the flood zone around your home unless you have no other option.

Be safe at home

Don’t bring a BBQ into your home. Don’t bring gasoline powered devices into the home. If you use any gas devices, make certain there is adequate ventilation (in the garage, for example). Don’t use flame driven candles.

After the Storm

When the storm passes, the dangers are not gone – they’re different. The first thing to do is to ensure all of your family members (including pets) are accounted for. There are other things to consider in Los Angeles as well.

Is your home damaged?

Check the exterior of your home for damage. If there are fallen trees, or flood waters, take photographs, but don’t try to “fix” the problem when you see it. If you need to report damage, use the city’s 311 line, not the emergency line 911.

Let people know you’re okay

You may wish to mark yourself “okay” if you have a Facebook account. More importantly, this is a good time to check in with family members, especially those who live out of the area. Use texting if possible, as mobile service may be impacted.

Stay away from downed power lines

And stay away from any pooled water around power lines, as electricity loves to travel through water.

Avoid the local beaches

The sunsets may be amazing. The surf may look spectacular. But don’t do it. The ocean is likely going to be contaminated for at least a few days following a storm.

Refill used items in your emergency kit

Your emergency kit is designed for use when in the midst of a pending natural disaster like a tropical storm. When the storm passes, make certain you refill your kit with anything you’ve used. It’s also a good time to evaluate if anything is nearing an expiration date (water is typically good for up to five years, as one example).

What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

The terms “hurricane” and “typhoon” are regional names for tropical cyclones. All tropical cyclones are alike in that they draw heat from warm water at the ocean’s surface to power horizontal, rotating wind. Although similar in size, tropical cyclones have a different energy source than synoptic cyclones, which are storm systems that draw their energy from weather fronts and jet streams.

Over the Atlantic and East Pacific, tropical cyclones are commonly called “hurricanes.” The common term is “typhoon” for a tropical cyclone that forms in the West Pacific. Tropical cyclones are called just “cyclones” in the Indian Ocean and near Australia.

Additional Information

If you need additional information, check these websites:

Links to Calendar of Events


Neighborhood Team Program

These calendars include CERT Basic Training, Community Meetings, Drills, Events, and Opportunities.

CERT LA is focused on individual skills, knowledge, and training.

Neighborhood Team Program (NTP) is focused on organizing neighborhoods.

Ready Your LA Neighborhood is focused on organizing blocks.



Meeting Date: 2/27/23 6:00 pm

Meeting Type: Special


Join us for joint Transportation committee on Feb 27th 6pm meeting to discuss:



Learn about wild fire insurance programs and possible discounts.

California Department of Insurance – Wild Fires Insurance Information (check for possible of rate discounts)

Link to Insurance Presentation at the board meeting on January 18, 2023.

Funds to Strengthen Your Foundation

Get up to $3,000 Toward an Earthquake Retrofit

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake. EBB offers a grant of up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit for qualifying older houses.

In addition to the $3,000 grant, we are introducing a new grant specifically for low-income homeowners (income up to $72,080 per household), as funding permits. We have helped thousands of California homeowners complete seismic retrofits!

Many stakeholders are impacted by loneliness, particularly our senior community. Please join the discussion on social isolation and its impact on health and wellbeing organized by the non-profit The Foundation for Social Connection. Registration is free.



Meeting Date: 5/9/22 7:00 pm

Meeting Type: Special


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Hollywood Bowl & Neighborhood Traffic Implications
The Hollywood Bowl concert season has begun, and so has the resulting increased traffic to the neighborhoods!
Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) Stakeholders:
We invite you to a special HHWNC joint committee meeting next week on Monday, May 9 at 7PM via Zoom to provide your input on a prioritized list of solutions to mitigate the neighborhood traffic issues caused by Hollywood Bowl events.
Zoom Meeting Online or by Telephone:
Zoom Link;
Phone Dial in: +1 (253) 215-8782 to Join the Meeting
Enter This Webinar ID: 861 5493 7400 and Press #
Solutions to Prioritize Include:
  1. Fund additional traffic officers on Hollywood Bowl Outsourced Events
  2. Engage transportation/traffic expert consulting firm
  3. Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl to publicize initiatives they are working on to address the traffic concerns on a monthly basis
  4. Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl to be more inclusive in their Advisory Board Meetings and Senior Management to actively participate in community meetings
  5. Change California State Transportation Regulations to allow for partial street closures during large venue events
  6. Coordinate with Hollywood Boulevard Events to ensure LIVE Nation events do not occur during the same time as Hollywood Blvd events/street closures
  7. Establish additional transportation demand management programs like a free park and ride trolley shuttle
  8. Restrict all single occupancy vehicles from parking at any of the Hollywood Bowl on-site parking lots
  9. Implement ‘Day-to-Day’ street/traffic improvements that will mitigate increased traffic during Hollywood Bowl events
  10. Establish a “neighborhood/ community impact” budget line item that is funded and reported on annually
  11. Create a “slow street” on Outpost Drive
  12. Improve Highland between Franklin and the 101 to ‘lane flip’ during Hollywood Bowl entry and exits
  13. Add provisions to Lease Agreement Upon Renewal to Address Neighborhood Concerns
  14. Explore the creation of a Red Line Metro station at the Hollywood Bowl
Meeting Guests include representatives from:
Email your pictures and feedback regarding neighborhood traffic issues caused by Hollywood Bowl events to:
[email protected]

Please see the information below or the linked bulletin: LAPD Safety Bulletin 3-24.pdf

Due to an increase in violent street robberies, Robbery-Homicide Division has become aware of an ongoing crime trend of follow-home robberies. Suspects have been locating victims in Los Angeles, following them, and then committing the robberies as the victim arrives home or at their business.
Victims have been followed from such places like Melrose Avenue, the Jewelry District of Los Angeles, nightclubs, and high-end restaurants in Los Angeles. The target of these robberies has been expensive jewelry, including watches and necklaces, as well as expensive purses. Victims have also been targeted based on the type of vehicle they are driving.
These crimes have occurred throughout the City of Los Angeles as well as neighboring cities. Different suspects have been identified and arrested for these types of crimes.
The following are recommendations for community members: 
• Be aware of one’s surroundings for anything unusual or out of the ordinary before exiting your car, walking out of a restaurant, stores, malls or clubs. 
• Be cautious of displaying high value property in public such as: purses, watches, and jewelry. 
• Record and report suspicious activity to the police (write down suspicious suspect/vehicle descriptions). 
• If you are driving and believe you are being followed, dial 911. If possible, drive to the nearest police station. 
• If you are being robbed, do not resist the robbery suspects; cooperate and comply with their demands. Be a good witness. 
• After a robbery, immediately call the police department by dialing 911. Immediately write down everything you can remember about the crime, suspects and suspect vehicle. 
• Do not chase or follow the robbery suspect out of your place of business or home. Leave the job of catching the suspects to the police. 
see attached official Community Alert Notification