Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) amends the Regional Transportation Plan(RTP) to include “Cap Parks”
FHCP announces the selection of FirstCarbon Solutions as EIR consultant
Friends of the Hollywood Central Park Community Board Members review EIR proposals and interviews 4 EIR firms.
Friends of the Hollywood Central Park releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of CEQA/NEPA documentation and environmental studies.
The Aileen Getty Foundation donates $1.2 million to fund the Environmental Impact Report.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood creates special committee within DOT to help plan Hollywood Central Park next steps.
The California Supreme Court ruling leaves many issues to be resolved, including the Park’s EIR funding. FHCP Board members are working with Council Member Garcetti and the Bureau of Engineering to resolve. Planning is underway for the FHCP 2012 DC Advocacy trip. Meetings have been scheduled with the Administration, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Adam Schiff and others. Contact Alfredo Hernandez at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
On December 15, 2011 the CRA/LA Board of Commissioners approved $2 million dollars to initiate the Park’s EIR. The City Council approved the expenditure on December 16 and it was signed by the Mayor. However, on December 29th, the California Supreme Court upheld the legislature’s right to abolish redevelopment agencies, effective February 1, 2012 (California Redevelopment Agencies, et al v. Ana Matosantos). Click here to read the Court’s opinion.
A FHCP delegation, numbering 16, traveled to DC at their own expense, to advocate on behalf of the park. The delegation spent three days of intensive meetings with members of the House and Senate, Department of Transportation and City Parks Alliance which yielded excellent results.
Under the direction of Professor Gerdo Aquino, 20 gifted master students studied and re-created the park for their term project. The results were imaginative and well received by the Hollywood community. Many of their ideas will be incorporated into the soon to be designed Park.