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What’s Your Top Quality of Life Priority for 2013?

The question will be coming to you sometime in the New Year—from the LAPD.

If you could make one change to quality of life issues in Eagle Rock—a change not necessarily related to crime—what would it be?

It’s something that the Los Angeles Police Department’s northeast station plans to ask residents in an online survey sometime early this year as part of its community policing strategy, according to LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy.

Murphy mentioned the idea at last month’s Community Police Advisory Board meeting. “If we could solve one quality of life issue, what would it be?” he asked CPAB members and others in the audience at the LAPD Northeast Community Station on San Fernando Road. “Is it transience, is it graffiti, what is it?” He added: “We’re not talking crime—we’ll handle that.”

Generally, so-called “quality of life” crimes, such as auto theft, are more widespread in Eagle Rock than violent crimes. What Murphy said he’s interested in knowing about is how the LAPD might help resolve other chronic problems of a social nature that impact community life.

Patch asks: If you could make a New Year resolution for the LAPD aimed making 2013 a happier year for Eagle Rock than was the case in 2012, what would it be?

And Happy New Year!

nonoise January 06, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Tim, I wish the church would pay for sound proof windows. They won't. Some years ago when I complained to Father Marco about their noisy carnival he said, "are you going to pay my bills?". A sentence I will never forget. It is all about the money. He will not pay for sound proof windows or anything else that cuts out the noise. I was on the board of the neighborhood council. I asked the board for a letter to the church, a letter to Councilmember Ed Reyes, a no noise committee. Everything was voted down time after time. The board did everything possible to protect the church. They were all biased. Kat, you do not have to live with it. It could be heard over the shower and over the television. And, they even wake you up if you want a nap. And, the awful banging noise goes up and down the hill and echos. So, if you or anyone likes it, take it home with you. Do not enforce your intrusion into other peoples home. It is a form of rape, forced and uncontrolled.
John Goldfarb January 07, 2013 at 02:38 AM
If, as she describes her situation, it's "nonoise" against the Catholic Church, a block full of devout Catholic neighbors, and her neighborhood council, I'm thinking she's lost the battle. There is wisdom in knowing the difference between the things one can and cannot change, to paraphrase a famous prayer.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Bishop Wilkerson is from the Archdiocese. He is in the valley in charge of that division. He refused to get involved and said church decisions are left up to the priest. End of story. John, there is some truth to what you said. But the battle has to come from the courtroom. And, this battle was gone to court and the church lost in other cities and states and judges have ordered bells or amplified sound systems turned off. Tim, thanks for the kind words and to everyone else that gave kind suggestions. It is very welcome and heartwarming and a relief from all the meaness and rudeless that I usually get. Thanks.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:55 AM
And, I am not even getting into the meaness that Father Marco Oritz took me to court for no reason. (he lost, I won. ) That was cruel.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Top priority is no noise.

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