I wanted to express a few
thoughts and ideas to see how others feel on the street lights that
were chosen for Lankershim street and the NoHo Arts District years ago. The
plain 2 tier green post street lighting that was originally installed
gives the street a bland, unattractive look and feel.
With the rich culture of North Hollywood's past along with the
growing artistic community and buildings that continues to flourish here I suggest we bring back the older
antique street lighting you see on Magnolia street. This would enhance bring the feeling of our
neighborhood back that old town feeling and give bring a more pedestrian and visual feel. Add a
few finishing touches like iron bench's, hanging flowers from the
street lights and we have a more visual user friendly arts district.
With the help of Paul Kerkorian our city councilman, local businesses, nurseries or garden centers to underwrite the cost of the removal and planting of new trees you might have your project covered. This project worked very well with an organization called Aid for AIDS www.aidforaids.net. Their ongoing project offers donors various levels of commitment by sponsoring a tree along Santa Monica Boulevard for people who have passed away from AIDS. With a donation of $2,000 you have a choice of purchasing the entire tree with your name on a plaque or for a lessor amount your name would be included with additional contributors. I purchased one myself for my partner who died from the disease. It's a lasting memory that lives on. We could utilize this idea to fund other projects that might be considered.
As a community we need to come together voice our opinions to bring that change we are all looking for in NoHo and beyond.