STA Files Appeal Against Another Bad City Planning Decision

The STA has filed an Appeal against a recent LA City Planning Decision that would allow Classic Collision Center at the corner of Plainview and Apperson to expand from its present 3800 sq ft to a size approximately 600% larger than it is now. Classic Collision Center’s plans call for building a two story building with rooftop parking, expanded business operations, including auto detailing and a central office.

The Appeal was filed this morning in Van Nuys after an all night writing and printing session (it ended at 5am on Wednesday) that culminated after a mere two weeks of allotted time to respond to the City Planning decision. Thanks to everyone that pitched in to get this done!

A public hearing before the North Valley Area Planning Commission will be scheduled in about 6 weeks.

You can read our Appeal by following these links:  Part 1 , Part 2.

The cost of filing this Appeal was $102.00, plus we have printing costs for the Appeal (7 copies as required by the City) of around $100.00. Please come to our bake sale at Bolton Hall on Oct 10 from 10 am till 1 pm to help us recoup this expense along with our attorney fees for the VHGC Draft EIR response. Thanks.

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  1. You guys are amazing! Thanks for paying attention and taking care of the threats to this town! Most of us aren’t even aware of this stuff.

  2. Peter Moen

     /  Thursday, October 1, 2009

    This project is such a really terrible ‘development’ that I was actually a little surprised to find that City Planning just rubber-stamped the business’s plan. But shame on me; I should know better. This approval is just another example of City Planning’s tendency to automatically approve practically any development project, along as the appropriate paperwork is filled out.

    I sometime wonder if anyone in Planning actually thoroughly reads the paperwork and actively analyzing the facts and the applicable local and state law.

    Sunland-Tujunga is so fortunate that a number of residents have had the drive, fortitude and perseverance to learn as much about the applicable Planning ordinances as City Planning staff (if not more) and are willing to be the watchdogs to alert the community about another “Planning’ travesty in our midst.

  3. Karen Z

     /  Friday, October 2, 2009

    Ditto the above comments!

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