OCTOBER Neighborhood Meeting
The October Hollywood Dell Neighborhood Meeting will be IN PERSON and held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The meeting location is 1900 Vine Street. Everyone in the Hollywood Dell is welcome to attend. Be sure to subscribe to receive our email alerts about these meetings and other important neighborhood news!
PRESERVE LA NEIGHBORHOODS (PLAN)
In May of 2023 the Hollywood Dell Civic Association joined a coalition of Los Angeles organizations representing thousands of households in Los Angeles neighborhoods affected by short-term rentals. This group is Preserve LA Neighborhoods (PLAN). A study published in October 2022 by the Urban Politics and Governance Research Group, School of Urban Planning at McGill University, found that 45% of short-term rentals in Los Angeles are non-compliant or illegal. For neighborhoods, they bring crime, quality of life and public safety issues. In the City, they take valuable housing off the long-term rental market, and increase rents and home prices significantly. Some of these “ghost hotels” and other short-term rentals offer rent-stabilized properties (RSO), which are prohibited from short-term rental by the Home Sharing Ordinance (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-1635-S2_ORD_185931_07-01-19.pdf ) but in reality, operate freely. The study also asserts that short-term rentals were removing 7,300 housing units from Los Angeles long-term rental market prior to the pandemic. Unregulated commercial interests bypass City oversight and avoid paying taxes. The large-scale conversion of housing units into short-term rentals undermines a neighborhood’s social organization and natural ability to counteract and discourage crime and create other public safety impacts. Our goal is to have the City enforce the short-term rental ordinance as written.
HOLLYWEEN IN THE DELL 2023!
The annual Halloween celebration in the Hollywood Dell is a neighborhood tradition! “Hollyween in the Dell” 2023 will be Tuesday, October 31st. We are already planning this event. If you are interested in being on the Hollyween Team, please reach out! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org