THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER’S APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELESSNESS
Given the critical importance of this issue, the Chamber has taken an integrated approach to address public safety and homelessness. We work across multiple HCC initiatives and with key external partners to tackle these issues. We think this multi-pronged approach can have a far more significant impact than any single initiative or entity. To that end, this is our list of all that we do to manage these concerns and how you can get involved.
THE HOLLYWOOD POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)
The Hollywood Chamber’s PAC works directly with elected officials like Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell to support efforts that make Hollywood cleaner and safer. The Hollywood PAC works with local, state, and federal officials on policies that help businesses grow. The PAC makes sure that we support the officials that support businesses. This election cycle is critical to the issue of public safety and homelessness, and we need to vote accordingly.
EAST HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (EHBID)
The Hollywood Chamber devotes time, resources, and funding to the EHBID, an organization dedicated to improving Hollywood, which includes litter pick-up, sidewalk and bus stop power washing, street cleaning, and graffiti removal. Additionally, the EHBID works with partners to plant trees, improve traffic and pedestrian flow, and paint areas in Hollywood that are over and above the essential services provided by the local government.
THE HOLLYWOOD PARTNERSHIP
The Chamber continuously supports organizations like The Hollywood Partnership, whose sole mission is to provide resources for city cleanliness, safety, beautification, and economic viability. The Hollywood Partnership augments what the city and police do to protect our streets, but they are not a substitute for LA City’s fundamental law and order provision.
The Chamber financially supports Hollywood 4WRD, a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive and create systemic change on homelessness in Hollywood. They also have an innovative approach that leverages advocacy, education, and service coordination.
HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW | NEW HCC WEBSITE DEVOTED TO HOMELESSNESS & PUBLIC SAFETY
In partnership with Kilroy, a business leader in our community, the Hollywood Chamber launched the Hollywood Right Now website. This site focuses only on providing the most current information on those community issues impacting business in Hollywood, such as public safety, homelessness, and the Hollywood Community Plan. More importantly, it offers straightforward ways individuals and organizations can take action.
THE HOLLYWOOD HISTORIC TRUST
The Hollywood Historic Trust maintains and preserves the Walk of Fame as a Hollywood Chamber subsidiary. Funds generated from the Walk of Fame repair and upkeep the stars on the iconic boulevard.
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Held in the public trust, the Hollywood Chamber is a mission-led organization that promotes business. The Chamber manages the Walk of Fame because it is hugely beneficial for our business members, drives tourism to Hollywood, and is a living monument to entertainment with a global audience. Like our member businesses, the success of the Walk of Fame depends on Hollywood’s cleanliness and safety.
Although we think you will see this as a comprehensive list of the various initiatives the Chamber is leading and supporting to help keep Hollywood safe, we want to hear from you. Let us know how we can continue addressing and tackling these issues better.