President’s Message – January 2019

Greetings Highland Park!

Happy New Year! I hope you all find yourselves safe and well this day.  HHPNC is looking forward to all that 2019 has in store for Highland Park and its stakeholders.  The board meeting last Thursday focused on a few items, one of which was rescinding support for two alcohol licenses due to various stakeholders expressing concern for the influx of on and off sale applications of liquor licenses in Highland Park.  As mentioned in the last month, a 180 day moratorium is still in place for the approval of liquor licenses until a townhall meeting takes place to discuss the approval of liquor licenses in Highland Park.  The townhall meeting will be taking place in February pending on final board approval on HHPNC’s board meeting.

Neighborhood Council elections are in April!  If you want to join HHPNC go to to learn more about it and to sign up.  You can also attend an election workshop at the Highland Park Senior Center on January 17 from 7:00-8:00 pm.

HHPNC has one position available, Secretary.  If you are a Highland Park stakeholder, you may apply via our website by the end of this week.  Voting for this position will be at HHPNC’s next board meeting on February 7th.  This position is only for the remainder of the 2016-2019 term, which ends May 02, 2019.

Also, in January 26, the Power to the Youth Wellness Fair will be held from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Highland Park Recreation Center, which is focused on providing resources, interactive activities and motivational speaker relating to mental health and youth issues.  Various health organizations and community non-profits will be in attendance to offer resources to youth and their families on various mental and health topics and issues.   There will be raffles, music and food while supplies last.  This event is a collaboration between HHPNC, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, Highland Park Recreation Center, ASNC and Council District 1.  We hope to see you there and please share this information with teenagers and their families.

HHPNC agendas are posted 72 hours prior to board meeting on the first Thursday of the month.  The agenda can be viewed online at, announced in newsletters and via social media on Instagram and Facebook.   HHPNC board agendas are posted in various locations: (1) the Fire Station #12 located at 5921 North Figueroa Street, (2) Café de Leche located at 5000 York Boulevard, (3) Ramona Hall Community Center located at 4580 North Figueroa Street, (4) La Tropicana Market located at 5200 Monte Vista Street, (5) Highland Market located at 6901 N. Figueroa St, and (6) the Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 North Figueroa Street.  You can also sign up to receive HHPNC agenda notices by signing up via this website:

In addition, if you would like to receive notices regarding city council meetings, city council motions and committee meetings, you can sign up for email notifications via this website:

To receive early notifications for city planning go to this website , click on Commissions and Hearings on the left panel, then click on Subscribe to Notifications, East Los Angeles, which will take you to, where you subscribe with your email.

I hope this information has been useful to you.  Have a wonderful January, be kind, and take care.


Rocio Rivas

President, HHPNC