There’s a lot to talk about! We’re having a Yard & Bake Sale on May 3 – Vote for Sheriff Joe tickets and a Sheriff Joe party in the works.
But let’s start with Saturday’s “Sunland-Tujunga Dialogue”. I’ll try not to repeat what has already been said on our no2homedepot site. We’ve received a lot of questions from the folks who attended. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Now what?” Now that we’ve proven that the S-T residents are informed, well-spoken, and certain that a Home Depot is inappropriate for the old KMart site – we must let the Planning Department know our thoughts.
The Home Depot filed their Project Permit Compliance Review application with City Planning on April 22. The Stipulation between the City and Home Depot states a 5 month review period, so there’s no time to waste.
We don’t know if the Planning Department will be given the opportunity to review the results of the small groups. We suggest writing a letter expressing your views and comments about your experience, to Councilwoman Greuel and Daniel Scott of City Planning, which will, hopefully, make a difference. Here are the addresses:
The Honorable Wendy Greuel CD2 200 N. Spring St. Room 475 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Daniel Scott, Principal City Planner 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. #351 Van Nuys, CA 91401-2709
Lots of folks have comments and questions about the evaluation form we were asked to fill out at the end of the small groups. I have some of my own, too. I was shocked and horrified at some of those questions. I thought the questions showed a slanted, pre-concieved idea of what someone thought our issues should or would be, not what our concerns really are. I spoke with Barbara Goldfarb, the lead facilitator, about it. Yep, the evaluation form was written by the RAND Corporation, just as the pre-questions were. Ms. Goldfarb agreed with me that some of those questions were way off the mark, too complex to be answered by just checking a box, or unrelated to our actual concerns.
I just want to add that I am so proud of us, all of us who showed up yesterday. We were well prepared, and participated with a mature and honest approach. Also, to those who wrote intelligent, well thought out answers to the questions, I applaud you. There were a lot of people who let us know that they were unable to attend the “dialogue” due to other commitments, but those of us who were there, carried the message loud and clear! No Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga! Home Depot must follow the rules! We want our EIR!
There’s more going on than just Home Depot!
We’re having our famous Yard & Bake Sale this coming Saturday, May 3 at the corner of Woodward & Apperson, starting at 8am. This is a FUN-RAISER! The STA is an all volunteer group, and we like to have fun raising the money we need to continue. If you want to help out, or have stuff to sell, contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tomi Lyn is organizing the bakers and she has been telling me all about the mouthwatering goodies everyone is baking …
Mini Cinnamon loaves
Mini Blueberry loaves
Chocolate Chip cookies
Rice Krispie Bars
Cowboy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Seven Layer Cookies
Butter Recipe cupcakes with chocolate frosting
Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake
Ginger Pear Cake
We’ll also have furniture, white bisk china (for china painting), books, clothes, kitchen items, and lots of other stuff. We’ll also have a special booth with BEAUTIFUL professional stained glass. All this- just in time for Mother’s Day! Please stop in, say hello, and bring your appetite! You can also vote for Joe Barrett for Sheriff and purchase Sheriff Joe Tickets at the yard sale.
There’s More! Also on May 3.
The Sunland-Tujunga Alliance is hosting a booth at the annual VOICE Picnic at Camp Max Strauss. Noon – 3. Please stop by and say hello to Joe and Sheri. They’ll have information about our organization and also have Vote for Sheriff Joe tickets available. Remember, your purchase of a raffle ticket for only $1 is a Vote for Joe and benefits both the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance and the S-T Chamber of Commerce.