AGS Security is partnering with the LGBT Center for a new internship program beginning the first week of May. The LGBT Center will be aiding a total of four future security officers in receiving their state-mandated certification as well as their bike certification via the Glendale School of Security. The Hollywood Media District BID will have two interns involved in this program with the remaining two interns coming from the Hollywood Partnership BID. Captain Sepulveda reports, “This internship is a big step towards community activism and community reform.”
Additionally, BID Security continues their weekly cleaning collaborations with Clean Street. Captain Sepulveda further reports, “We continue to work with our unhoused community by engaging in unhoused outreach efforts, such as passing out water bottles and trash bags.”
The Safe Committee continues to work with the local council office and service providers to combine resources on how to provide outreach to people experiencing homelessness in the District. The participation of Sean Starkey representing Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Tabatha Yelos, the deputy for the Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman, has been particularly helpful.
At a recent meeting held at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, there was also discussion about the possibility of working with CD-4 and the city’s Department of Transportation to add a mid-street crosswalk, “slow street” signage or other school zone signage at the intersections of McCadden/Fountain and McCadden/Lexington Ave. to improve pedestrian safety in the area.