Silver Lake Neighborhood Council supports cicLAvia!
As we mentioned before, we’ve been out making presentations about cicLAvia to various groups around town, including various Neighborhood Councils. One of the many NCs that has wholeheartedly voted to support cicLAvia is the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. (And, while we mention voting – don’t forget to vote for cicLAvia during the entire month of March 2010 here.) Here’s the text of the support letter we received from then:
February 4, 2010CicLAvía Planning Committee
c/o Community Arts Resources
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1020
Los Angeles, CA 90010Dear CicLAvía Planning Committee,The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (SLNC) Governing Board has voted to wholeheartedly endorse your efforts to bring a CicLAvía pilot program to Los Angeles in 2010. On February 3rd, the Board passed a motion requesting the support of the planning committee’s proposed route for its two pilot programs to be held in the summer and fall of 2010 (the relevant motion is attached). While the route does not directly pass through our neighborhood, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council remains excited by the prospect that Silver Lake residents will have the opportunity to occupy Los Angeles city streets, free of car traffic.The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is happy to support such an effort that promotes expanded access to public space throughout the City, the opportunity for greater physical activity, increased social interaction amongst Los Angeles’ diverse communities, and heightened awareness of Los Angeles’ need for improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.As the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s mission states, “we will work to honor diversity, build community, forge bonds with neighboring communities, and promote participation in city governance anddecision-making processes to improve the quality of life for all Silver Lake’s Stakeholders.” We appreciate your organization informing our Council of the upcoming events, as we feel that CicLAvía is on target to meet our Council’s mission. We look forward to receiving future updates from the CicLAvía planning committee and to supporting your work in 2010.Sincerely,[signature]Amanda Bromberg Berman
Region 5 Representative
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council