Silver Lake Residents Association

The primary purpose of the Silver Lake Residents Association is to promote and maintain the most desirable environment in the Silver Lake area and to contribute to the welfare of the community at large.

Current SLRA Activities

Past SLRA Activities

If you are a new Silver Lake resident, welcome. A modest $15/year per household pays for printing and postage for the newsletter (3 per year), community meetings, and special mailings. There is no paid staff. These efforts are supported by volunteers. Here is the application for membership (PDF Format)


Anyone may join, but generally the boundaries are considered to be Sunset Blvd. on the south, Riverside Drive on the north, Hyperion on the west, and the Glendale Freeway and Glendale Blvd. on the east. There is no better way to know your community than to join the Association.

The SLRA was established in 1968 when some residents were concerned about a proposed development on the Hathaway Estate. The SLRA successfully fought to reduce the size of the development from five 15-story buildings (2250 apartments) to 97 single-family houses.

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The next crisis was the threatened shortening of Silver Lake Reservoir when the dam had to be rebuilt after the 1971 earthquake.
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Photo of model showing rebuilt dam, 1973

The most recent crisis was the Department of Water and Power's proposal to cover many of the open reservoirs in Los Angeles. This threat was addressed through a mediation process with the Department of Water and Power which has resulted in a joint effort with the Silver Lake Community to develop a Master Plan for the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe Reservoirs

During the intervening years, dedicated residents have participated in a variety of important issues and activities that affect the quality of life in Silver Lake.  

With continuing city and county budget cuts, a strong neighborhood association is more important than ever. In addition to specific Silver Lake issues, we have frequent contact with adjacent neighborhood associations to jointly address problems that impact Silver Lake. Examples are involvement with SLIA (Silver Lake Improvement Association), NODS (Neighbors of Dodger Stadium), Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park, the Los Feliz Improvement Association, Friends of the LA River, the Franklin Hills Residents Association, and the Atwater Village Residents' Association.

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