May 16, 2015

Annual Block Party

Saturday, June 13th, from 5 pm to 10 pm.

We are keeping the activities from last year and adding a few more. At dusk we'll start a movie for the kids and BYO Biergarten for the adults.

More information to come!

April 21, 2015

L Streets News Briefs

Garage Sale

Our neighborhood garage sale is this weekend. If you have not already done so, please make sure that you have procured your permit for your individual sale. Your first permit each year is free.

We will place signs at the corner on all the streets entering the neighborhood. We plan to place the signs Friday evening and pick them up Saturday afternoon. If you live at one of these corner lots and do not want a sign in your yard, please let us know and we can relocate it.

Block Party

We are planning the annual block party for this summer. If you would like to volunteer to organize and run the event or if you wish to donate a door prize, please contact us at President@LStreets.org. We hope to see you there!

Crime Watch

As you know, the LSNA is a Crime Watch organization and we want to expand this program to further reduce crime in our neighborhood.

Part of this effort is to have Block Captain representation on every block in the neighborhood. We currently have about 80% of these roles filled. To ensure continuity of this position, we will be adding a second Block Captain to every block. However, we will also combine some of the smaller adjacent blocks where it makes sense.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Block Captain, please contact me at President@LStreets.org.

Join the L Streets

We now have an online membership application and payment if you wish to become a member of the LSNA. Just visit our website LStreets.org for more information.

April 12, 2015

REMINDER - Neighborhood Garage Sale is April 25th

Less than two weeks to go! We hope you're getting ready for our annual L Streets NA Neighborhood Garage Sale, which will be April 25th.

March 27, 2015

Neighborhood Garage Sale April 25th

We invite you to participate in our annual neighborhood garage sale, which will be April 25th. We have about a month to get ready. There are few things to remind you about if you plan to participate.

  • Each participating home will be required to obtain an individual permit. PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED IN PERSON. There is no longer an online option. Permits are issued at any branch of the Dallas Public Library. Please bring your water bill.
  • The first permit each year is free and each subsequent permit is $25.
  • Once you have obtained your permit, please advertise your individual sale on the City of Dallas website, garagesale.dallascityhall.com. There is no charge to do this and it will help advertise the event.
  • The neighborhood sale hours will be Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. You may extend the hours and days of your sale beyond this time. However, we will only provide signs for Saturday.
  • There is a limit of two (2) garage sales at a premise during any twelve (12) month period and each sale may not exceed more than three (3) consecutive calendar days in length.
  • One sign is allowed upon the lot where the sale is taking place. If your sale isn’t obvious from the street please post a personal sign in your yard. Signs placed on medians, public property or utility poles are illegal.
  • LSNA will advertise the event online in several places. Friday evening we will place signs around the perimeter of the neighborhood and remove them Saturday afternoon. If your home is on one of these corners and you do not wish to have a sign in your yard, please let me know so that we can find another location.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Edward Penton
President@LStreets.org

November 24, 2014

Upcoming VIP (Volunteers in Patrol) Training

The VIP program is for anyone interested in keeping your home and our neighborhood a safer and more valuable place to live. The purpose of VIP is to provide a visible presence in our neighborhood as a deterrent to criminal activity. VIP is NON-CONFRONTATIONAL and you only act as a witness to report incidents and problems to the police department. Regardless of whether you have time to do regular patrols as a part of the L Streets VIP program, every homeowner can benefit from the VIP training. You learn:
  • The best way to call 9-1-1 by using keywords to bump your call to higher priority.
  • To be more observant on a daily basis.
  • Ways to recognize suspicious or illegal activity.
  • Tips for your home and personal safety.
Training

There will be a Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) training class on Saturday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Northeast Police Station, 9915 E. Northwest Hwy. If this Saturday class doesn't work for you a weeknight training is in the works for the early 2015 (January or February) time frame. We'll let you know as soon as that is scheduled.

After completing VIP training you can be a member of the L Streets VIP program and are eligible to log patrols by driving, walking, or biking through the L Streets neighborhood (Crime Watch 1077 and 1089.) You'll need to let us know you're ready to go at vip@lstreets.org.

Application and Requirements 

Anyone interested in attending the class needs to complete and sign application and waiver forms and send them to DPD Officer Katherine Robinson (address below) by Wednesday, December 3. Membership Forms and VIP Forms are available on the L Streets Documents page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact vip@lstreets.org or:

Katherine Robinson #10007
Neighborhood Policing Officer
Northeast Patrol Division
Dallas Police Department
214-681-3476
katherine.robinson@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

In order to apply, you must:
  • Be a Dallas County resident.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a valid Texas Drivers License or Identification Card and Social Security Card.
  • Be a member of an established crime watch or homeowners group.
  • Never have been convicted of a felony.
  • Not have Misdemeanor A or B convictions in the last 5 years or DWI convictions in the last 10 years.
  • Not have any outstanding tickets or warrants.
  • Complete and sign an application, waiver of liability, and confidentiality agreement.
  • Pass a criminal background check conducted by the Dallas Police Department's NPO Unit.