• Petitioned Tori Kjer, Parks for People Program Manager at The Trust for Public Land

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Tori Kjer, Parks for People Program Manager at The Trust for Public Land

Stop the construction of pocket park on 5927 Carlton Way

    1. Petition by

      JC Fernandez

      Hollywood, United States

We the resident owner(s) at 6038 Carlton Way and the immediate surrounding neighborhood have great safety and security concerns about the park that is planned for construction at 5927 Carlton Way. We have had many issues with loitering and vandalism by young people, gang members and homeless at our building and elsewhere in the neighborhood. They have gathered in our stair wells where they have used alcohol and drugs, left trash and debris, painted and marked graffiti on the building and most concerning of all made owners and visitors uncomfortable by their presence. We have incurred significant expense to address this problem by installing a CCTV system and fences and gates to discourage vandalism and loitering.

I/we believe the park will attract more unsavory characters to the area, in addition to providing them with a place to gather with impunity, and will present more safety and security issues for the neighborhood. Without considerable investments in security for the new park and for the neighborhood, our problems with vandalism and loitering will grow.

I/we oppose the building of this park. If our wishes, as property owners who pay large amounts in property taxes to the city, are not considered then we demand concrete plans for securing the park area and increased police presence to discourage loitering, drinking, vandalism and security problems.

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    • Lori Myrick LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Also would like to note, we have homeless sleeping on the premises already. I have witnessed homeless urinating and defecating in the area. This is unhealthy for all neighbors. Not to mention it took the police over 120 minutes to respond when I called about man defecating on the property where I live. It is in the middle of the block and is not easily secured. Nor should tax dollars go for extra patrol when we have enough problems in the neighborhood. Crime rate will go up if this park goes in. Please do not make my HOME unsafe for me, my child and my neighbors.

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    • Lori Myrick LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Even LAPD does not feel that this is a safe place for a park. I live in the building that faces the lot where planned park would be. This is invasive of where I live. I would not feel safe with curtains or windows open. This is mine and my teenage daughters home. Please do not take the safety away from our Haven. We have spoken. Does any one care how the people that Live here feel. This is our homes.

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    • Alayna Myrick LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I live in the neighborhood and i am afraid that this park will do more harm then good

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    • Michael Bowse BEVERLY HILLS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My son attends the Montessori Shir Hashirim preschool just down the road from the proposed park.

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    • tobi raphael LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      lets keep Hollywood safe

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