FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Contact: Jeremy Oberstein, (213) 359-8506
Krekorian to Lead Dedication of Historic Parcel of Open Space
LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Paul Krekorian, City Controller Wendy Greuel, along with members of the community and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) will hold a news conference and community ceremony Monday to publicly dedicate nearly 280 acres of open space. The event will take place at 9 a.m. at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, 91040.
The historic transfer of 277.5 acres adjacent to the golf course will protect the wildlife corridor that links the Verdugo Mountains with the Angeles National Forest and will now be preserved as recreational open space and protected from future development. In addition to the transfer of land, owners of the golf club will spend $42,000 each year for 25 years for trail maintenance, $15,000 for the MCRA to develop signage for the area and $250,000 to create and maintain equestrian trails in the Foothills.
“The area surrounding this golf course is among the most scenic open space in all of Los Angeles, and it was imperative to protect it from development,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Arts, Parks & Neighborhoods Committee. “I am thrilled that a 15-year journey has finally come to a successful conclusion thanks to the persistent efforts of so many in the community, the MRCA and Angeles National, and I am very proud that my office has pushed hard to get this done. Our collective efforts will leave a permanent legacy of environmental protection, recreational enhancements and an improved quality of life in this area.”
What: Land transfer ceremony led by Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
Who: Councilmember Paul Krekorian; City Controller Wendy Greuel, a former representative of the region; Joseph T. Edmiston, MRCA Executive Officer; Tomi-Lyn Bowling, Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council’s Land Use Committee Chair.
Where: Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Boulevard Sunland, California 91040. Parking is available at the golf course and guests will be transported to the dedication site via golf carts. [Please see the attached map for details.]
When: Monday, December 19 at 9 a.m.
Note: The ceremony will take place on the golf course while the mountains and open space to be preserved will be on display in the background.
Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles’ Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley and the foothills. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.
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