FROM URBAN DICTIONARY
2. A lesser authority (corporation, mayor, cop, boss, parent) who legally issues harsh, burdensome, micro-managing, insensitive, or uncaring orders -- especially when they know, or should know, that their goals can be accomplished with more autonomy and much less hardship or distress.
WE'VE BEEN HEARING A LOT FROM THE FOLKS IN THE AREA WHO ARE VERY UPSET ABOUT WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE PARK.
WORD ON THE STREET - Magnolia and Tujunga - North Hollywood
Earlier this month, the two metal benches that have been for years at the Amelia Earhart statue have been removed because homeless were sleeping on them. Well, senior citizens and many other people were sitting on them to have conversations, eat their lunch, or rest from dog walking. THE PARK SURROUNDING THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY AND SENIOR CENTER AND THE PARK ACROSS THE STREET ARE BOTH IN DIRE NEED OF SEATING. THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR, if you have to sit, sit on the grass (which much of has turned to dirt because it hasn't been watered due to the drought.) Some people can barely get up off the ground.
For years the FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH in the area has provided a Sunday picnic lunch EVERY SECOND SUNDAY of the month as part of their Christian outreach in the park. (If anyone knows the name of the people who head up this effort please let us know.) They serve between 25 and 50 people.
As we hear it LAPD showed up and closely FILMED THE LINE UP OF PEOPLE STANDING THERE WAITING TO EAT! AND EXACTLY WHAT DID THEY DO WITH THE FILM?
Not only that but Angel Hanz for the Homeless and their Pets, a non profit we support in posts and links to this blog, also has been providing supplies and information to the local homeless in the park area. NOW THE PARK TABLES AND BENCHES that were used to put out food and where people sat and gathered have been removed. THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR - GO FEED PEOPLE SOMEWHERE ELSE or LET THEM SIT ON THE GROUND TO SERVE AND TO EAT.
We are also hearing that THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY librarians have been calling LAPD repeatedly to remove anyone they consider "intimidating" including people with disabilities. We hear that the head librarian at this branch has gone to CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AND THAT THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS HER EFFORT TO CLEAR THE LIBRARY AREA OF HOMELESS by repeatedly calling LADP.
TO US THIS IS A MISUSE OF THE LAPD'S RESOURCES and SHE IS CAUSING HOMELESS PEOPLE TO BE CRIMINALIZED NEEDLESSLY BECAUSE SHE CAN'T COPE WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE WHO USE THAT BRANCH - maybe a transfer to another branch would be a good idea!
THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL welcomed big developers into the area and much affordable housing was torn down and not replaced with affordable housing units in the area. A number of the NORTH HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS are people who've been displaced due to tear downs of their housing and small business locations including businesses along Magnolia Blvd that planners want to turn into restaurant row. Since the RedLine has it's end point at North Hollywood people from all over the city and not just money spending tourists have come to the area. We know there is more real crime than ever around that hub of public transportation and WE DON'T MEAN THE CRIME OF DESPERATE POVERTY.
SHAME ON NORTH HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL, NORTH HOLLYWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY!
LAPL NORTH HOLLYWOOD BRANCH - link and send your opinion to LAPL
If a head librarian and her staff can't cope with people who are disabled should they work at this branch?
LA CITY PAUL KREKORIAN COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 inc NORTH HOLLYWOOD
Is Paul Krekorian and the City Council supporting the ETHNIC CLEANSING OF POOR PEOPLE FROM NORTH HOLLYWOOD?
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH - SPONSORS NOHO FEED
Does this church need a lawyer to make sure they can continue to feed homeless in the park?
ANGLEHANZ for THE HOMELESS
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