Accomplishments, Current Projects and Advocacy
SMCCA has been committed to maintaining the magic of the Canyon since its early roots in 1926. You can read about our history under the subheading "About Us" in the menu section.
Below is a brief overview of our accomplishments, current projects and advocacy we fund and support.
We also want to hear from residents about any concerns, wishes or ideas you have about living in the Canyon and any other projects for support consideration. Email: Info@SMCCA.org
- Improved access roads into the Canyon in 1926 when the Canyon became part of the City of Los Angeles.
- Solicited funds to purchase Rustic Canyon Racquet Club (formerly Uplifters Club) and grounds when it became available. Today, this the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center and Park.
- Protected infringement at the mouth of the Canyon in 1962 on when PCH was to be widened and protected Will Rogers State Beach from losing a wide stretch of beach.
- Developed a plan with the City of Los Angeles to manage and route traffic during the California Incline Project so as not to negatively impact our neighborhoods.
- Successfully advocated to LADOT for a sidewalk to be installed along Entrada to ensue safety for pedestrians.
- Successfully advocated to LADWP that the Sylmar Ground Return Replacement project be completed in such a way to reduce impact to surrounding communities and their streets.
- Successfully advocated for the resurfacing project on W Channel/Entrada working with Cal Trans and LA City Bureau of Street Services.
- Supported two recent Eagle Scout projects at Rustic Canyon Park. The Scout team landscaped previously neglected areas of the park utilizing California Native Plants.
- Support to maintain the historic eucalyptus grove at Rustic Canyon Park and landscaping needs for the inner courtyard of the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center.
- Support to maintain the Pascaul Marquez Family Cemetery San Lorenzo Street, California's sole existing private family cemetery of that period.
- We partner with BOCA to support the beach tunnels with lighting, cleaning and upkeep.
- Support for landscaping and irrigation needs for the traffic medians along West Channel.
- Support the Pacific Palisades Homeless Task Force.
- Liaison with local, state and federal government agencies to ensure our concerns are heard and addressed, advocate for our residents while serving as conduit of information for our residents.
- Work closely with BOCA, Canyon Charter School, and Rustic Canyon Recreation Center and Park.
- Representation on Pacific Palisades Community Council to help keep us up to date on current issues.