Workshops and Paperwork

The banner is ready, the press release and fliers are almost ready, the guest speakers are lined up, the Foothill Blvd Improvement Workshops will begin a month from today! These important workshops will explore our Foothill Blvd Corridor Specific Plan and look for ways to fix the thing. One drive down Foothill Blvd is proof enough that the FBCSP is simply not working! The promotional effort for these historic workshops will begin in just a few days…

The Appeals against the City Planning approval of the massive Samoa Avenue Affordable Housing Project will be filed in the morning at City Planning. The case will be heard before the City Planning Commission at a yet to be determined date. There are 2 separate Appeals that had to be filed in this case. One of the Appeals, the Density Bonus Appeal, will be filed by neighbors that live adjacent to the project. This was required because when a Density Bonus is involved only adjacent residents can legally appeal the approval. The Site Plan Review Appeal will be filed by the STA. Both Appeals were prepared by Dean Sherer, a local resident and certified planner. Mr. Sherer is a STA member as well as a Land Use Committee member. Cindy Cleghorn and I spent several hours today putting the paperwork together in preparation for the numerous copies of each Appeal that need to be submitted to the City Planning Commission and other City Staff.  We’ll have links to the Appeals up soon.

 Just a reminder; This Friday at 10am, Los Angeles Family Housing (LAFH) will be celebrating the grand opening of their Sun Valley facility now named the Palo Verde Gardens.  This facility provides housing to qualified homeless individuals from the Sun Valley and surrounding areas. There are actually four former homeless residents of Sunland-Tujunga now living at Palo Verde Gardens. A special highlight of the grand opening will be that a former female resident of the Tujunga Wash will be speaking at the event. If you would like to attend on Friday, please RSVP to Nancy Sedano at or 818-255-2779.

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