We just learned the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project Report could be presented to the Prop O Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee [COAC] as early as next week. The COAC Meeting Agenda may not be published until later this week and we wanted to give you a quick head�s up. Rest assured, if you are an eBlast subscriber, you will be among the first to know once we have the information.
In the meantime, we need your help!
Immediately contact Councilmember Paul Krekorian and Councilmember Richard Alarcon letting them know you support the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and believe Prop O funding of the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project would be a good investment for our city by enhancing the environmental benefits of the property and promoting local recreation for all ages.
|City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
|City Councilmember Richard Alarcon
Please copy the following in your email:
Why the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project is a Win-Win for Angelenos & the Environment
- Since 1960 the Verdugo Hills Golf Course has been open to the public providing an affordable opportunity for seniors, children, and people of limited economic means to learn and play the game of golf.
- In 2004, the property was purchased by Snowball West Investments, who proposes to build a 229-unit housing development on the course. The foothill communities overwhelmingly oppose this development and Snowball West Investments has declared itself a willing seller.
- If approved the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project could provide funds to acquire the 25-acre Verdugo Hills Golf Course and the adjacent 33-acres of hillside open space.
- It would maintain the golf course as a public recreational facility, and implement methods to capture, cleanse and store storm water, provide flood protection, increase water conservation, enhance habitat protection, and preserve open space.
- If preserved the property has the potential for additional recreational use, expanding the number of people who could enjoy local recreation in a beautiful outdoor setting.
- If implemented the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project would serve as a bellweather for municipal planning in semi-arid regions such as ours. It could also provide a wonderful educational opportunity for children to learn about the importance of water conservation.
- The Project is supported by more than twenty community organizations, nonprofits, and neighborhood associations.
- It is also supported by four Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils and nine elected officials including Congressman Adam Schiff, State Senator Carol Liu, and Assemblymembers Mike Gatto and Anthony Portantino, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
- Supervisor Michael Antonovich has already pledged $1.7 million to save the golf course. Those funds are available NOW.
If there ever was a time for action, this is it.
Don�t let this opportunity slip away.
Make sure you act today!Why are we contacting Paul Krekorian AND Richard Alarcon?
The recent redistricting of the City of Los Angeles City Council has placed the foothill communities – Sunland, Tujunga, La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills, and Lake View Terrace – in Council District 7. Because we share common interests and concerns, local residents and community groups worked hard to make sure we would be united in one district. We were heard.
Later this year when the redistricting maps are finalized City Councilmember Alarcon will represent our foothills and the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. That is why it is essential that you let him know your views NOW.
Thank you, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, for recommending the VHGC for Proposition O consideration and for your continuing support of the VHGC and the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project.
We also thank the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and their Watershed Protection Team for developing the Verdugo Hills Storm Water Project. The project offers an innovative storm water solution aimed at both generating revenue for sustainability as well as providing water conservation and stormwater benefits.
The V.O.I.C.E. Board
Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment
P.O. Box 273
Montrose, CA 91021
Visit Us on the Web:
- Save the Golf Course Official Website
- “Save the VHGC” Fan Page on Facebook
- V.O.I.C.E. – Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment