be the new symbol for the Franklin Hills
A community unwillingly divided between two cities!
Thanks to the good sense of voters and the hard work of many in our neighborhood the final election on Hollywood Secession will keep our Franklin Hills community united.
"Hollywood" Area Voters Measure "H" 11/5/02
Secede = 31.5%
Stay in LA = 68.5
Los Angeles Voters Citywide Measure "H" 11/5/02
Secede = 28.65%
Stay in LA= 71.35%
The Election sentiment to keep LA United, about 70%, is not that far off from the percentage recorded in the FHRA's June e-mail poll.
FHRA Board Members Shirley and Charley Mims (center) along with neighborhood
leaders Rosemary DeMonte, Los Feliz BID; Karen Gallock, Hollywood resident
and activist; and Cheryl Johnson, LFIA (right) Join in the election night
celebration as Hollywood Secession loses by more than 2-1.
FHRA SECESSION POLL
On 5/29/02 at 9:30pm the e-mail poll was sent to 180 e-mail addresses in the Franklin Hills representing an estimated 270 residents. In less than 24 hours we had received responses from 21% of the recipients, and responses continued to pour in until the final count at 6pm on June 6th. Many Franklin Hills residents were so upset at the proposed boundary that they circulated petitions among their neighbors to impress upon LAFCO their desire to remain a united, not divided, community. Nearly 200 signatures were collected.
As shown of the map, the boundaries for the proposed new city are currently drawn through the center of the Franklin Hills. Roughly, the area west of Sanborn and Deloz between Franklin and Fountain would be part of the new city, while the Franklin Hills area to the east would remain part of LA.
More precisely, starting at Fountain Ave. the line would run north along
Sanborn Ave. to Clayton Ave. It would then follow Clayton until it meets
Deloz Ave. and follow Deloz north until it merges with Hollyvista Ave.
and then continue north until the intersection with Franklin Ave.. The
Boundary would then run along Franklin, across the Shakespeare Bridge,
past the median and continue to the west.
The FHRA poll asked residents these three questions
1) Do you think the Franklin Hills should be divided between two cities?
2) Would you prefer to remain in LA, or be part of Hollywood if secession is approved?
3) Do you favor Hollywood secession?
FINAL POLL RESULTS
Question 2 FavorLA 89 (73%) FavorHOLLYWOOD 20 UNSURE 12
Question 3 Favor Secession YES 13 NO 88 (74%) UNSURE 17
THIS IS THE FINALPOLL
TALLY POSTED AT 6pm 6/6/02
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