There is so much potential for this space, but only if we act as a community to transform it.
The West LA Civic Center, which connects the library, senior center, and municipal building, should be a safe and vibrant open space for our community to enjoy. Currently, it is a desolate, unsafe, and dirty space.
We want to create short-term, inexpensive solutions to revitalize and energize this under-utilized space. Over the last year, we have been able to make improvements to the area (see below). Despite our best efforts, there is a tremendous amount of work still to be done! Special thanks to Officer Jim Lavenson and Len Nguyen from Councilman Bonin's office for the time and energy to help make some substantial changes.
In order for our city managers and elected officials to prioritize and support this revitalization, we need to build significant community support. If you are tired of the disastrous state of the civic center and want to create a dynamic outdoor space for West LA, please sign the petition and also contact Greg Ericksen at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved.
Please sign the petition started to demonstrate YOUR community support. Click HERE to sign the petition.
What we’ve accomplished:
Removal of the homeless encampment. Homeless individuals were provided services and shelter thanks to the diligent work of the LAPD Homeless Task Force.
General services constructed a fence around the bottom wall to enclose the library and senior center property. The fence will allow the library and senior center to reclaim the area and then begin developing the area
Civic Center Lights Repaired
Removed unsafe cement benches behind the library
Monthly Community Clean Ups to help make the area cleaner.
Here's an inspirational design to provide a vision for what we can do for this space! Thank you to JSA, Jerry Sherman and Jesse Santiago for providing this design at no cost!