From Your President

Alan Dymond

Comments From the President

By Alan Dymond

 

Weddington Golf and Tennis

A proposal by the owners filed September 30, 2016 with the Planning Department entitled proposal entitled “Studio City Golf and Tennis Preservation Project” is much of the same as before: it is still a build-out consisting of 200 condos. There will be a net loss of eight tennis courts with the balance of property earmarked for development at some future date.

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 back in the late 70’s. The last survey in 2014 by SCRA was overwhelmingly opposition however it challenged as being is out of date. On order to show the opposition is still there another survey was conducted this year and again there is overwhelming in opposition.

Individuals and significant organizations such as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservancy Authority, The Nature Conservancy, neighborhood councils and home owner organizations agreed and gave permission to use their logos. Individuals, e.g. Past State Senator Fran Pavley, Ed Begley joined as did nine nonprofits and eleven local businesses. Individuals signing totaled 2,185. The top three zip codes were: 91604=1,218; 91607 =172 and 91423= 142. Significantly, there was an increase of 1,755 first time signers.

SCRA is continuing to open a dialogue with the owners to acquire the property for continuous use by the public. SCRA is seeking public funds from government sources at all levels together with exploring private donations. 
 

 
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.

Become a member to receive the News & Notes.

 

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.