From Your President

Alan Dymond

Comments From the President

By Alan Dymond

 

Weddington Golf and Tennis: A Special Report

A brief history and the situation to date.

The present owners back in 1970 agreed to downzone the property by which there was a property tax reduction. This was beneficial to the owners in that the facility remained a viable business and the public had the benefit of it being kept open to the public for recreational uses even though ownership remained in private hands. Now there is a proposal filed September 30, 2016 with the Planning Department entitled “Studio City Golf and Tennis Preservation Project”. But it is still a proposal to build 200 condos as were prior proposals. The condos will be built with a net loss of eight tennis courts and the rest of the property earmarked for development at some future date.

For the last seventeen years, the role of the SCRA and its sister organization Save LA River Open Space (SLAROS) has been to keep the property open to the public for recreational purposes as was originally set up therefore it is very important that opposition to development must come from all those impacted by such a development. The last survey was in 2014 and may be challenged as being is out of date so it is necessary to show that the opposition has not gone away, people have not changed their minds: the opposition is still there. One way to do this is to click on the link, fill in the fields and submit. http://savelariveropenspace.org/save-weddington-golf-and-tennis/.

Additionally, contributions to SLAROS would be most welcome. Mailing, printing and consultant costs etc. have to be met. Please make sure your contribution is made to SLAROS for purposes of claiming a tax deduction. (SLAROS is qualified by the IRS as a non-profit public benefit corporation.) Another easy way to make your contribution is to contribute on line at, http://savelariveropenspace.org/donate/.
SCRA is continuing to seek public funds from government sources at all levels together with exploring a public/private combinations so as to approach the owners for acquisition purposes.
 

 
Board Activities

The SCRA board meets on the third Tuesday each month. Members are welcome. Please call the SCRA office (818) 509-0230 for meeting time and place.

 

Volunteers Requested

The SCRA is an all-volunteer organization with many dedicated members who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to the organization. Volunteers:

  • Staff the SCRA office
  • Attend meetings that are relevant to Studio City residents
  • Work closely with political leaders
  • Are administrators to this website and Facebook
  • Work on all aspects of the Winter Family Festival
  • Liaison to local schools, the Hillside Federation, the Police Activity League, and Crime and Safety committees
  • Publish the bi-monthly SCRA newsletter
  • Keep members informed through e-blasts
  • Work on issues in local neighborhoods
  • And much, much more!

 

Studio City Farmers Market

The SCRA manages the Studio City Farmers Market with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Proceeds from the Market go back into the community with charitable donations to schools, the 4th of July event sponsored by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce, the Winter Family Festival event which is sponsored by the Studio City Residents Association, and dollars to ensure the Studio City Beautification Association can maintain improvement projects, along with many other community benefits.

 

Newsletter

Bi-monthly, the SCRA publishes a newsletter to keep its members fully informed. The newsletter discusses SCRA’s activities behind-the-scenes, answers members’ questions, updates members on ongoing issues and reports on what to watch for in the future.

Become a member to receive the SCRA newsletter.

 

News & Notes

News and Notes is the SCRA’s e-blast of “need to know” issues that occur in between publication dates of the newsletter.

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Winter Family Festival and Festival of Giving plus a Taste of the Holidays

The SCRA partners with Studio City Recreation Center for this annual holiday event which is absolutely FREE!
Families from all across Los Angeles bring food, toys, clothing and books for donating to local charitable organization. Children play in 70 tons of snow; local restaurants provide samples of their fare; Santa Claus poses for pictures and local schools perform. Click the Winter Family Festival link, check out event sponsors, and restaurants and give them your support.