This visual report documents the current state of park amenities at San Julian Park, located at 5th & San Julian St. in Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Poverty Department and partners UCEPP and Lamp Fine Arts Project will produce the Festival for All Skid Row Artists for the 5th time in Gladys Park.
Neighborhood artists perform and show their artwork. LAPD collects information about the artists, documents their work and creates an artists’ registry.
Artists can sign up and reserve a time to perform by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or call/text 310-227 6071
or call their office @ 213-413 1077.
For more info, visit the Los Angeles Poverty Department website, HERE.
I haven’t been around the neighborhood all that long, but I have been around long enough to hear about at least one other “Plan” for Skid Row & homelessness in the City of Los Angeles- that one being, Home For Good. Home For Good was supposed to solve homelessness in Los Angeles in 5 years. They announced that they would do this about 4 years ago.
Those that have been around longer than myself tell me there is a new “Plan” every few years.
Well, Home For Good did nothing to improve the conditions in Skid Row, so this new targeted plan specifically for Skid Row is now on the table. Skid Row certainly does need it’s own special plan- we are a City within a City. I will be attending this meeting on Monday for sure– mainly to hear what others who live outside the Community think needs to be done. Also, I want to lend my support for mobile toilets, which is mentioned in the plan & I think a brilliant idea.
My personal opinion is that housing alone will do nothing to “fix” Skid Row. I would even go as far as saying another 10,000 units of housing in & around downtown will not fix Skid Row. Really drastic decisions need to be made to “fix” the neighborhood. People get out of jail & off the bus every single day & come here for help or to hustle. It will only increase in the near future considering the implications of AB109 as well as the human toll extreme income inequality is inflicting on our Nation.
Link to the Plan for Hope website is HERE.
(Brady Metcalfe sent out this email to many people today. Brady has organized a clean-up before in 2012- see HERE)
We are holding our 2nd annual Skid-Row Community Clean-Up Sunday October 5th from 10 am to 2 pm. We will be sweeping and shoveling the sidewalks and gutters in the center of Skid-Row along 6th Street from Wall to San Pedro and along San Julian Street from 5th to 7th Streets. The Midnight Mission has been kind enough to provide lunch at the conclusion of the event to all volunteers.
Please find the flyer attached.
If you are in Property Management, please forward this information to your tenants/tenant contacts to let them know about this event as an excellent way to provide a greatly needed community service.
If you are a Service Provider, please forward this information to your outreach teams to organize a group of personnel to join us during the event and make contact with and develop a conversation with the homeless in the hope that we can help some folks leave the sidewalks that day and begin progress toward moving into permanent supportive housing.
Please RSVP to me with what you can do to help.