Hello Neighbors:


The Beautification Committee’s mission is to make recommendations to the LFS Board and residents that are consistent with the historic character of Lafayette Square and hopes to engage you and other LFS neighbors in beautification projects and clean-up activities in the Square and environs.


Our initial focus is going to be the removal of the unsightly and unhealthy trash accumulation on the Southwest side of West and Venice Boulevards between the house on the East side of the West bridge.


We’re going to create and maintain an inventory of existing plantings and develop a tree maintenance and replacement plan for our parkways and medians. We have contacted the City and sprinkler repairs on the St. Charles medians has begun.


We’ve contacted the city and already stumps have been removed on Buckingham and in the median. More work is scheduled.


We’re going to develop and distribute a convenient kitchen magnet listing access to city services: green bag pick-up, graffiti removal, cracked sidewalk repair, palm frond removal and bulky item pick up.


Finally, we’re going to develop Property Oversight policies and procedures for working with our HPOZ Board and Building and Safety.


The Beautification Committee members are Ellen Farwell, our fearless leader; Stanley Harris, long a caretaker of the Square’s trees and medians; Lore Hilburg, who has worked long and hard on the beautification of the Square; long-time Beautification Committee member Darling Herod; Stevie Stern Lazarus and Tom Lazarus, who have made LFS their home for the last ten years; and dedicated newer neighbors Matt Labov and Robert Chang.
We’re interested in your thoughts and ideas on how we can make La Fayette Square an even more beautiful place to live.


Sound interesting? Join us.

See Something – Do Something

You may have noticed increased gang graffiti on Venice and Washington Boulevards.


Gangs tag to claim territory for criminal activity.


Help keep our neighborhood stay beautiful. When you see graffiti, please use the following link to request graffiti removal:

And the City will remove it!


It’s easy and it helps.

Neighborhood Relations

Property Oversight


Irving Meyer – contact information


Property Oversight Guidelines


When, where and what time trash receptacles should be placed and removed from in front of properties.


Maintenance of deteriorating exteriors and unkempt front yards.


Reporting abandoned vehicles; reinforcing RV parking rules within the Square.


Construction zones and placement of porta potties.

Community relations

Herb Wesson

City Council President
Council District 10 office 323-733-8233
Los Angeles City Hall office 213-473-7010


Sylvia Lacy
District Director


Los Angeles City Council District 10 (CD10)


MINC – Mid City Neighborhood Council

This is a group of local neighborhood associations. The purpose of MINC is to present issues to the city and county governing agencies for resolution.

City Planning and Zoning

Bradley Furuya

Department of City Planning’s Office of Historic Resources

Contact information

(213) 978-1218

LSA Filming Oversight

Irving Meyer – Liaison

President Lafayette Square Association

Policy guidelines

FilmLA Permit office – contact information