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The proposed 200 condo development was heavily opposed at public hearings. Opposition to the Draft EIR was filed by many parties with the Los Angeles Planning Department in late 2014. To date, the DEIR remains in the Planning Department with no action being taken as the developer has not responded to the comments and objections. Any condo development will require a zoning change however our Councilmember and the Mayor are in support of keeping the facility as open space.

Ultimately and ideally, the objective is to purchase the property at fair market value and transfer to public stewardship in perpetuity

The Greenway located between the river and the Golf and Tennis facility is still being worked on by a non-profit, Community Conservation Solutions. Under its direction, trees were planted by neighbors and students from local schools with more planting and construction planned.

The L.A. City project opposite the Greenway across the river should be completed by the end of the year and will become part of the continuous bike path that eventually will run from Calabasas to the ocean.


Message from Save LA River Open Space

We’re still here, still fighting to save this precious open space and community fixture at Weddington Golf & Tennis from condo development.

The good news is that the developers have been quiet for a while, seemingly taking stock of the huge public outcry against the development and the support of our government officials who sided with the community by refusing to consider a zoning change that would have allowed development.
For more info, please go to our website at savelariveropenspace.org.

We’re staying vigilant, and we’re asking you to show your support for the cause.

New Lawn Sign

We’ve given our lawn signs a new look and we ask you to pick one up and display it in your yard or window! Can’t get to North Hollywood Hardware to pick one up? Let us know and we will get one to you.

Please stop by North Hollywood Hardware to pick up your new FREE lawn sign and please take one for your neighbor!

Address: 11947 Ventura Blvd.,Studio City 91604
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You may also obtain a sign by emailing
or by calling 818-509-0230.


Shelley Wagers has spearheaded the effort to reform Los Angeles’ Baseline Mansionization Ordinance. In this interview she provides an update on the long road to stop McMansions. For more information visit: www.nomoremcmansionsinlosangeles.org.  Click here to see the interview, recorded July 16, 2016 in Los Angeles.


You can renew your Annual Membership using our online submission form found here on our website at : http://studiocityresidents.org/membership/joinrenew/.

Once you complete the form, you need to click on the ‘Pay via PayPal’ button and this will take you to the PayPal website for payment processing.

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Thank you for renewing your membership!

Dear Members,
Here is a report on the current status of further efforts to curb MANSIONIZATION throughout Los Angeles City. An amendment to the present Mansionization Ordinances is in the works but special interests are working with some success to divert the process, keep the status quo and continue with Mansionization. Please read it over and take action however you are able.
Thank You,
Alan Dymond, President

Reform on the city’s failed Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) is failing.

Councilmember Koretz’s May 2014 motion was to amend the present BMO to remove loopholes and exemptions that allowed on going Mansionization Projects. As instructed by the motion, the City Planning Department produced their first draft of BMO amendments (published last fall). It was a good start and followed closely the requirements of the original motion.

Residents’ responses supported meaningful BMO reform by a factor of nearly 4 to 1, however the building and real estate lobby opposed this first draft and have appeared to be applying pressure at many levels.

As a result, the Planning department issued a second draft of a proposed BMO amendment that disregard the intent and language of the original motion notwithstanding the overwhelming public support for the amendment as proposed in the first draft.

The effect of the second draft is:
• It keeps, and in some instances re-instates, bonuses and exemptions that have continue to undermine the original BMO ordinance.
• It introduces concepts and tools that make a simple, straightforward ordinance into something difficult to understand and to enforce.
• It weakens and complicates the amendment.

It is important that the city council understand that there is huge public support to clean up the old BMO and get rid of the loophole and exceptions.
For information check the Planning Department’s Web Page,  Neighborhood Conservation . Also check NoMoreMcMansionsInLosAngeles.org,  an organization fighting to prevent further Mansionization.


E Mail City Council and Planning Staff.
Subject matter: BMO/BHO Amendments Council File #14-0656

(Don’t forget to type in your name, neighborhood and council district at the bottom.)
to: councilmember.wesson@lacity.org, paul.koretz@lacity.org, vince.bertoni@lacity.org, tom.rothmann@lacity.org, ken.bernstein@lacity.org, craig.weber@lacity.org, nicholas.maricich@lacity.org, phyllis.nathanson@lacity.org, niall.huffman@lacity.org, councilmember.huizar@lacity.org, councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org, councilmember.englander@lacity.org, councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org, councilmember.fuentes@lacity.org, councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org, areen.ibranossian@lacity.org, karo.torossian@lacity.org. sharon.dickinson@lacity.org
cc: elizabeth.carlin@lacity.org, jordan.beroukhim@lacity.org, faisal.alseri@lacity.org, john.darnell@lacity.org
bcc: stopmansionization@yahoo.com

(Here is a sample letter you can cut and paste if you’d like, or you can use your own language.)   Sample Letter Re Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

Other steps you can take, include:

Stand with your neighbors to express opposition to Mansionization! Yard signs send a strong signal that residents want to preserve the character of their neighborhood, and can also scare away developers and speculators. They will also serve an important role in bringing attention to this issue, leading up to the City Planning Commission and City Council votes.
For $5 each, you can get 118″x 24″ plastic yard signs complete with tall wire stands. Email stopmansionization@yahoo.com for details.



UPDATE : If you would like to see a copy of the letter that the SCRA sent to the US Army Corp of Engineers regarding this event, please click here :   SCRA Letter to USACE May 2016.


A giant three-day music festival called Angelfest is being planned for October 2017 adjacent to the Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve in the Sepulveda Dam Basin (Woodley Park). The proposed event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. each day.

The Board of the Studio City Residents Association strongly opposes this event at this location for the following reasons:

• Music with high-volume acoustics (loud speakers) will be played on five stages, which will impact area residents and the wildlife preserve on this site;
• Pyrotechnics and intense lighting will be used with the potential for damage to the park, wildlife and surrounding neighborhoods;
• 65,000 people are expected to attend with the potential for massive congestion in the area; and
• The proposed 26 days for load-in and tear-down will dramatically hinder access and enjoyment of the park by the community.

Sign the petition ON OR BEFORE MAY 27TH, click here to go directly to the online petition :  https://works.audubon.org/petition/stop-giant-music-festival-harming-sepulveda-wildlife-reserve

Personal comments should be emailed to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Send email to : Angelfest.2016@USACE.Army.mil Attn: Deborah Lamb.

To view the text of the News & Notes in it’s entirety, click here :    News and Notes – AngelFest Music Concert
To go directly to the Draft Environmental Assessment Report, click on the following link  : Draft EA Report