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Winter Family Festival 2016 (2)

Weddington Golf and Tennis have submitted a plan for 200 condominiums and to reduce the number of tennis courts down to eight courts, and add two pickleball courts. Access to the other exercise facilities and amenities will be provided however it is not yet known to what extent the facilities the will be open to the public. They will be semi-subterranean parking garage with 113 parking spaces under the 8 tennis courts. Other buildings include tennis house and a new restaurant. A garage under the condos.
The above information was obtained from documents on file with the Planning Department. To read the proposal, click on this link which will take you directly to the case number, VTT-74209, on the LA Department of City Planning website. LA DCP Case Information. The complete application filed with Planning is not yet available electronically however SCRA is reviewing a hard copy of the application.
SCRA will continue to oppose this development in that it will seriously impact many such as schools, organizations, and others who from the greater area have used this facility over the years.
We are a long way from the first city formal hearings on this matter and we will keep everyone informed.

Alan Dymond
President

The SCRA is sponsoring a free afternoon of tennis at the park, produced and organized by the United States Tennis Association and the park personnel. It is open to all ages and tennis levels with equipment provided, and there will be games, prizes and refreshments. Just wear sneakers.

For more information and to register go to: http://playtga.com/sfvtennis/

Date : Nov.6th
Time : 12 pm-2pm
Place : 12621 Rye Street  (Beeman Park.) Studio City

We’ve just learned IMT Weddington LLC, is the applicant on the proposal to construct 200 condominiums at Weddington Golf and Tennis.
It is not yet known whether the present Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that is on file can be used or whether a new DEIR will be required. This determination will be made later, probably by the Planning Department.
Our legal counsel and other experts have been informed of this development.

Your friends at Save LA River Open Space

http://www.savelariveropenspace.org
Email : Saveopenspace@slaros.org
818.509.0230 P
818.509.0260 F

The follow recommendations will be sent to the city council for adoption at some future date as part of a program to repair city sidewalks.

1. APPROVE the establishment of an incentive for a cost sharing rebate program for removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk with a cap of $2,000 per Lot in residential areas (R5 Zone and more restrictive) and $4,000 per Lot in commercial and industrial areas.

2. APPROVE that property owners participating in the cost sharing rebate program be required to cover the costs for planting and establishing each street tree that must be removed due to sidewalk repair, and that the City will assume the costs for planting and establishing any additional street trees that are required.

3. INSTRUCT the Board of Public Works to implement a Sidewalk Repair Program that reflects the cost sharing rebate program described in this report.

4. AUTHORIZE the Board to delegate specific elements of the program implementation, where appropriate, to a designee.

5. INSTRUCT the Board to report prior to the end of the fiscal year with recommendations to encumber any unspent Program funds for sidewalk repairs under the Access Request Program or adjacent to City facilities.

6. AUTHORIZE the Board to delegate specific elements of the Program implementation, where appropriate to a designee.

7. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to work with the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) as it relates to equity citywide within the Program.

8. INSTRUCT the BOE to report with a breakdown of how the funding for the Program will be expended (i.e. what percentage will be allocated towards rebates versus staffing and other costs).

9. AFFIRM that nothing in the above actions, and in the proposed Sidewalks Ordinance (C.F. No. 14-0163-S10), shall limit the City’s obligation under the second tree removal policy. That policy will remain in effect for the incentive program and all other programs.

10. INSTRUCT the BOE to expedite Recommendations No. 25 and 26 from the joint Public Works and Gang Reduction and Budget and Finance Committee report, approved by Council on March 29, 2016 (C.F. No. 14-0163-S3), regarding the use of alternative/sustainable materials in sidewalk repair, and to develop and issue a Request for Information to obtain information from industry experts.

The complete committee report re: Incentives, Eligibility Determination, Verification, Costs Estimates, Street trees, etc. and other information can be found at http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-0163-S3_rpt_pwgr_8-22-16.pdf. The city will set up a website once the program is approved.