East Newhall the focus of city, consultant visit.
Residents in the East Newhall neighborhood near the Community Center were treated to dinner and a chance to talk with public officials and private contractors with the goal of improving the look of their homes.
The gathering was the second in a series of Extreme Neighborhood Makeovers, where city staff goes in to a blighted area and offers the residents help and advice, often at a discounted price.
A previous makeover event in Canyon Country was deemed a success by Community Preservation staff, who visited the neighborhood on an unrelated call and notice a few homes with new landscaping, as well as the absence of some abandoned cars. (For that success story, click here .)
Almost 200 people turned out to visit with the different agencies set up under tents lining Market Street. The sheriff’s tent, where Deputy Joe Trejo was sitting with Community Relations Sgt. Gregg Lewison, was a popular stop, especially for Spanish-speaking residents. Trejo maintains a regular office in the nearby Community Center.