The Land Use Committee (LUC) of the STNC is now forming a committee to organize a series of workshops to learn about the history, strengths, weaknesses, and utter failures of the Foothill Blvd Corridor Specific Plan. The workshops will look for ways to improve the SP and make it actually work for our community. The workshops will be presented on a monthly basis through June 2012 (the end of the next fiscal year).
This is an exciting and important opportunity to be involved in a community effort to identify problems and seek ways to safely improve our Specific Plan. Having been involved in numerous land use issues, the STA has seen firsthand that more often than not, the SP works against the community, is woefully outdated (As an example: No mention of smokeshops or medical supply stores in the current plan), and frankly, the Specific Plan is just not Specific enough. There have been occasions where a city planner or a Building & Safety inspector has said to us “Your SP is too vague, so there’s nothing we can do”.
If you are interested in being on the organizing committee, you can volunteer in several different ways (local stakeholders only):
1. Call Tomi Bowling at 818 353-9143
2. Email Tomi at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Attend the next LUC meeting on OCT 3.
Sunland-Tujunga needs you on this one!
Background info here.