West Hollywood Today (6/19/20/–First and foremost THANK YOU to all 950 of you (and counting!)~ we continue to be blown away by the support from our community.
We have several exciting updates for you:
We printed cards (see attached image) that are being responsibly distributed to neighbors and local businesses. The QR code enables “no contact” scanning with smartphones.
We want to invite neighbors to become Flores Park Ambassadors. If you are interested, please send us an email! We will safely allocate cards for you to responsibly distribute amongst neighbors— we want to remind everyone we are still in the midst of a pandemic and to take the necessary precautions in this outreach effort!
We are asking the City of West Hollywood to purchase the property at 1216 North Flores Street to open a community park that demonstrates sustainable garden practices for local residents and wildlife.
ENDORSEMENTS FLORES PARK
1. Sepi Shyne Statement in Support of Flores Park Community Garden:
“Community gardens have a longstanding history of providing connection, cultural enrichment, increasing biodiversity and helping the emotional and mental well-being of people who use them. Given the enormous stress that our community is facing from the effect of this pandemic, we as a city need to become even more open to opportunities that will allow our neighbors to feel a stronger sense of oneness as well as doing what we can to foster and support more green spaces within our dense urban city. I am supportive of the creation of this community park as a place for art, organic gardening and green space.”
We encourage our supporters to follow her candidacy for West Hollywood City Council 2020
2. Danny Roman Statement in Support of Flores Park Community Garden:
“I am the owner of Bikes and Hikes LA and Bike Shop LA. I started a monarch butterfly sanctuary at my home and office and could not be happier. My neighbors have also shown interest and slowly but surely we have created a friendly area for the monarchs to congregate, eat, lay eggs and fly off. I am a huge supporter of more green space in this city and think the city should help us put WeHo on the map as a green destination.”
Bikes and Hikes
3. Mike Carter Statement in Support of Flores Park Community Garden:
Mike Carter, Ogden Neighborhood Watch Captain and monarch activist, has been donating California native milkweed (host plants for Monarch larvae) to WeHo residents. He has catalyzed what will soon be a plant giveaway to further engage stakeholders and Friends of Flores Park. We are very excited about this collaboration.
“One day I realized how desperately human beings are in need of housing for our increasing numbers. That same day, I realized what was happening to the Monarch population. In 20 years, their population dropped by 90% because our increasing human activity laid claim to their habitat. We as individuals, as businesses, as cities, as counties, as states and as regions can set further example to provide habitat for pollinators. It is sorely needed. Come December, the Western Monarch is doomed for the US Endangered Species List.”
4. Stephanie Harker Statement in Support of Flores Park Community Garden:
Stephanie Harker, community activist, is co-champion (with Cathy Blaivas) behind Protect Plummer Park, a 2011 grassroots campaign to stop development of an underground parking facility at Plummer Park- a proposed project which would have resulted in the demolition of historic buildings and the destruction 56 heritage trees.
“I support this idea completely. The more park space the better. For years I have attended the West Hollywood Public Facilities Commission meetings and over the last nine years, the city has asked the commissioners and members of the public to keep an eye out as we travel around the city, to identify possible sites for new park space. This location would be the perfect opportunity to add green space to our community.”
West Hollywood (West Hollywood Today) 4/23/20—We are asking the City of West Hollywood to purchase the property at 1216 North Flores Street to open a community park that demonstrates sustainable garden practices for local residents and wildlife.
Friends Of Flores Park
SIGN UP In Support For Flores Park 1216 West Hollywood
Thanks to your support this petition has a chance at winning! We need more signatures to reach the next goal – can you help?
Flores Park Board Of Directors
Tom Wright, Calli Goldstein, Ron Emmons