Motor Avenue Improvement Association - March 2014 Newsletter
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Earth Day is on April 22!

Take Part in CicLAvia April 6! Even though CicLAvia's route will no longer pass through Motor Ave and Venice Blvd, be sure to hit the streets on your bike, your board, or your scooter. This year's Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route will begin at Miracle Mile and continue into Downtown.  

It's not too late to run for the Palms Neighborhood Council!

You can represent your neighborhood and make Palms an even better place to live. Elections are coming up fast but you have until April 3rd to run for any of the elected positions. If you are interested please click here.

If you need additional information about the election process, feel free to contact us at

Election Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Election Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Avenue

Drop off your electronic waste for environmentally friendly disposal!
Where: 3272 Motor Avenue, Suite F
When: Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sat 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This program is made possible by the New Generation Empowerment Group, Motor Avenue Improvement Association and Computech Support Services.

Click on the picture for more information.

Lets work together to keep Motor Avenue beautiful by caring for the trees along the street. Our Tree Planting Program has been a huge success thus far, and we want to keep the trees healthy. If there is a tree located near your business or residence, please take the time to water it.  We greatly appreciate your help!

Become a Member

Join the Motor Avenue Improvement Association and enjoy all of the benefits we have to offer. Your membership dues will go towards MAIA programs that improve the community. You can also enjoy our Member-to-Member Program that provides you with reduced prices and great deals at businesses along Motor Avenue. Join today by clicking here



The Motor Avenue Improvement Association has big plans next month!

The community's well being is the Motor Avenue Improvement Association's top priority. We have continued to plan and execute programs that make Motor Avenue an ideal place to live. As the coming months become more busy, MAIA will do our best to keep residents and members informed. Please do not hesitate to contact us about issues or ideas for the neighborhood and check out the latest happenings through our newsletters. 

Contact us through our website at or email us at


Councilmember Paul Koretz at the Farmers Market

Councilmember Koretz held Sidewalk Office Hours at the Motor Avenue Farmers Market on Sunday, March 23. He spent time speaking with constituents about their issues and concerns. The Councilmember also enjoyed a burger and many other things that the Farmers Market has to offer. We greatly appreciate the Councilmember's attendance and we plan to have him back at the Farmers Market soon.


Business Spotlight

The Irish Times, a long time member of the Motor Avenue Improvement Association, celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Irish bands, a bagpiper and traditional Irish breakfast. Even if you missed the holiday celebration, you can stop by the the Irish Times for a true pub experience everyday of the week at 3267 Motor Avenue.


Crime Alert

On March 22, two individuals attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill at My Baby Jo and numerous other businesses along Motor Avenue. When they were questioned, they quickly fled the store. Using security cameras installed through MAIA's Safe and Secure Neighborhood Program, these individuals can be clearly identified. Businesses along Motor Avenue should to be aware of these individuals and have the means to identify and validate large bills.

If you would like to have additional security for your own business, our program can provide you with security cameras for a reduced cost. Our partner, CCTV Net Installer, will secure your business with affordable cameras. Several businesses along Motor Avenue have already taken advantage of this opportunity and installed security cameras using our program.

Contact us today to learn more at


Earth Day at the Farmers Market

Don't miss out on one of the best events of Spring! On Sunday, April 20, the Motor Avenue Farmers Market will have tree giveaways, activities for kids, and tons of tasty fruits and veggies in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to stop by to learn about healthy recipes and enter the weekly raffle. The Farmers Market is located on Motor Ave and National Blvd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. 

Check out the Farmers Market online or visit the Facebook page.


Avoid the Ticket Trap!

Have you gotten a ticket at the intersection of Motor and National? The police continue to trap drivers with expensive tickets. MAIA does its best to warn drivers on their morning commute, but you can voice your concerns about the unjust ticket trap by contacting your local officials:

Eric Garcetti                 (213) 978-0600 
Jon Kirk Mukri              (213) 972-8480 
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