STA Meets with Councilman Krekorian Regarding Samoa Project

(L-R) Jackie Keene, Dean Sherer, Tomi Lyn Bowling, Lydia Grant, Cindy Cleghorn, Councilman Paul Krekorian, Joe Barrett, Mary Benson, Ed Novy, Adrin Nazarian

As many of you know, the STA has an Appeal filed against the proposed SB1818 Affordable Housing Project on Samoa Ave. As we usually do when preparing for hearings, we try to meet with Councilman Krekorian to discuss the situation and talk about our options. As always, Councilman Krekorian and his staff were most accommodating and met with us and members of the community earlier today to talk about the Samoa Project. Councilman Krekorian expressed to us how frustrated he is with this developer and wants to be clear that he does not support this project in the least. Paul believes the developer has not listened to the community and he encouraged us to proceed with our Appeals. In fact, Councilman Krekorian has never met with the developer personally, all contact has been through his staff. We did receive the news that likely due to the work of the Samoa Committee, the Appeals written by Dean Sherer and filed by the STA, the developer may be considering downsizing the project significantly . We’ll have more on that later.

We talked about how redistricting changes may mean that this would be the last meeting the STA would be having with Paul and how we all felt pretty sad about that. Paul said he felt like a family was being torn apart and how much of a bond he had developed with our community.  All in all, it was a productive and reassuring meeting and we certainly appreciate the Councilman’s continual support of Sunland-Tujunga.

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  1. Our next Councilperson has big shoes to fill.

    Paul has treated us with respect by truly listening to our concerns. He works as a partner with the Community and has found thoughtful, out of the box solutions to a myriad of problems.

    We expect nothing less from our next Councilperson.

  2. Anonymous

     /  Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    I have lived here since 1978, NEAR 3 schools. I notice that Hillrose among others have been properly graded and re-paved many times over. I live at 7614 Kyle St. My street HAS NEVER BEEN PROPERLY GRADED AND RE-PAVED. The parents of these children use this street EVERYDAY. Just take a drive on this block and you will see the damage. I pay taxes like everyone else. THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SICK AND TIRED OF THIS. WE ARE PREPARED TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION IF SOMETHING ISN’T DONE, VERY SOON. Debra Owings, 7614 Kyle St., 91042, 818-353-6852. YOU HAD BETTER DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY!. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME!!!!

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