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About Us

SCNA Board

The South Carthay Neighborhood Association was founded in 1980.  Meeting in one of our backyards were residents of the neighborhood who were interested in trying to cut down on the crime in the area.  House burglaries, car theft, and muggings were becoming a common occurrence.  To try to alleviate the problem, the community reached out to our political leaders to help.  Present at that first meeting were Zev Yaraslovsky, who was our city councilman at the time as well as Herschel Rosenthal who represented us in the state legislature.  Shortly after that first informal meeting, the Association was created.  The Association was open to all residents of the neighborhood, not just homeowners in hopes that the many renters in the area would feel free to join in. 

President

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Brad Kane

323-697-9840

Treasurer

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Ed Friedman

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Events

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Kelly DeLat

310-880-9255

Vice President

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Carl Sunshine

323-934-7889

Urban Affairs

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Walter Dominguez

310-890-3794

Communication

Membership

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Chuck Marquardt

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Secretary

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Ron Sokoloff

323-385-3859

P.I.C.O NC Rep

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Lisa Kaye

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Safety/Security

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Vacant

HPOZ Board

South Carthay was the second HPOZ in Los Angeles. South Carthay property owners who are interested in making home modifications need to consult the City’s HPOZ information page. The City’s South Carthay  HPOZ page has a link to our Preservation Plan which spells out the guidelines for projects in our neighborhood.   HPOZ does not regulate interior renovations or remodeling as long as these changes have no impact on the exterior appearance of your property (i.e., altering window openings or door placement). Also, many property owners are not aware that – HPOZ or no HPOZ – city ordinances already regulate fence heights, what percentage of your front yard may be paved, what kind of trees can be planted in your parkway, and many other aspects of your property. The city also requires permits for routine work that some property owners consider DIY projects (installing new hot water heaters, replacing plumbing fixtures, window, and door change outs, etc.). Unpermitted work can negatively impact your property value, compromise your insurance coverage, and cost you additional expenses to remedy. So, when it doubt, whether it be city building permits or HPOZ guidelines: check first. For any questions or to schedule a review of a proposed project, please contact Jonathan Kaplan of the Department of City Planning’s Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 847-3668, or jonathan.kaplan@lacity.org, and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.

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L.A. Planning Dept

Jonathan Kaplan

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Member

Peter Merlin

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Member

Michael Sims

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Chairperson

Ed Friedman

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Vice-Chairperson

Wendy Light

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Member

Chris Alexander

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Architect

Trevor Behner

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