Saving the Verdugo Hills Golf Course!
The fight to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from development was on the Glendale City Council agenda this past Tuesday, January 22, 2008. The Save the Golf Course Committee has worked very hard over the past year to bring regional entities together to purchase the property. Council District 2, L A County, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy have already signed on. Hopefully, the City of Glendale would join in…
So, how did it go at Glendale City Council?
It was a long night. We were supposed to be the first item for New Business. But they changed the order and we sat through 3, yes three, hours of public testimony and Council debate for a hot button topic. Sure, we were able to hang in and wait our turn. Long and contentious city government meetings are nothing new to this community! Many concerned Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga residents spoke in favor of saving the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, including yours truly. The Save the Golf Course Committee presented two very excellent posters – one showing trails, tennis courts and other activities for a proposed “Verdugo Hills Golf Course and Regional Park” and the other suggesting new routes for the Glendale Beeline bus service. A big shout out to Councilman Quintero for his strong support! Here’s the story from the Glendale News Press:
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