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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.
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.
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.
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/.
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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.
***HERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT ACTION THAT MUST BE TAKEN ON OR BEFORE June 10th ***
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.)
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(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
1. **GET A YARD SIGN**
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 email@example.com for details.
2. **SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH INTERESTED FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS**