Los Angeles Hotsheet for Thursday
Closer to home; Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the city’s Education and Neighborhoods Committee, has just released a comprehensive review of local democracy following a nearly year-long study of Los Angeles’ 92 neighborhood councils. The report encompasses the wide-ranging views of community leaders throughout Los Angeles. Topics range from the definition of a stakeholder to NC funding. You can read his report here.
There's trouble brewing in Tarzana! After the Tarzana Neighborhood Council voted to allow a developer to raze seven properties in order to build a 156 unit eldercare facility, locals are crying foul! From the email I have received from no less than 7 different sources;
"In the blink of an eye, these large RA-K1 lots, which are some of the few remaining properties in the San Fernando Valley which allow animal keeping, could be destroyed and replaced with an extremely large 2-story commercial operation.
There is a great deal at stake in this for all of us who are homeowners, regardless of where we live in Los Angeles. The developer/applicant wants to be exempted from all planning and zoning restrictions, including the current zone, General Plan Land Use and Community Plan Designations and the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, in order to build his project, which exceeds current size limitations. If his project is approved by the Zoning Administrator, no community will be exempt from this unprecedented departure from historical land use and the amount of traffic and noise it will bring to neighborhoods."
I haven't read or heard the Tarzana NC position but I do invite either side to contact me if they wish to share or clarify their positions.
David Futch, at the LA Weekly, observes the antics of Rudy "Big Tobacco Shill" Martinez as he takes on CD14 incumbent Jose "Open Space Moron" Huizar. Good stuff!
Following the strong leadership of the LA County Board of Supervisors, the Long Beach City Council may soon consider a ban on plastic bags. Hopefully the LA City Council will jump in sooner than later and ban these environmental disasters.
Finally, If you ate a sandwich from Jerry's Deli in Westwood on Nov 18, 21, 23, 24, see your doctor & get Hepatitis A shot. An employee of the deli has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.