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2006-2017 Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization, Inc. (WHHO )

 

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Established 1985

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Next Meeting September 27, 2017

(The 4th Wednesday of the month - no meeting in either June nor July) 

7:30 P.M. (SHARP)

KAISER Hospital - Auditorium “B” or "A", Entrance "B"

5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

* Free Parking *

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- On the Agenda -

THE FARM AT PIERCE! - What’s up with the Farm's future?

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ANOTHER PROPOSED PARCEL TAX! - Say it ain’t so!

Invited Speakers:

1. Ms. Sheri Berger, V.P. of Academic Affairs; Rolf Schleicher, V.P. of Administrative Services, Pierce Community College. Sheri Berger and Rolf Schleicher will discuss plans for the Pierce Farm tract and future development plans. If you have been interested in what is planned for the farm and want to give your input on their suggested future for that property, we should be at this meeting.

2. Jack Humphreville, LA Watchdog columnist for CityWatch - Jack reveals a proposed housing parcel tax that could be equivalent to a 20% increase on property taxes in order to fund “affordable housing”.

These are two important topics to Woodland Hills homeowners which will headline the WHHO September community meeting. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors to hear what is planned at Pierce and to give the administration your ideas of what should be the future for the farm. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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Last Month's Meeting

A special thanks to LAPD Captain Maureen Ryan, Detectives Bancroft and McNeil and SLO Dinse for their great presentation and insights at out last meeting we held on August 23rd. The information about the homelessness, and the marijuana regulations and the effect or our community was seriously informative.

If you need to reach either of the Detectives regarding any vice issues, here is their contact information:

Detective Bancroft: 213-486-0822

Detective McNeil: 818-756-4850

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A special thanks to Kevin Taylor, the Mayor’s West Valley Area Representative for addressing the City's efforts to help the Homelessness in the West Valley at our past May meeting.

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If you have any suggestions for future speakers or
topics for discussion, please feel free to email your
suggestions to johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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VENTURA BOULEVARD (West Valley) STRIPING PROPOSALS

Alternative A

Alternative B

For those in the community who couldn't attend the Ventura Boulevard meeting this past July 10th, WHHO wants you to know what is proposed. There are 2 Alternatives (A & B) linked above. The City has the funding to do the analysis and once the final plan is approved, the City Council will seek the funds to complete the project. The striping, changing of lanes, new signals, implementation of bike lanes and the use of "reverse" slanted parking where you back into the spots are part of the proposals. Look at the details.

The WHHO Board has not taken a position on the proposals yet so feel free to email each Board Member about your feelings and concerns.

Their Email addresses are available by clicking the "Board Members" Tab above.

Also, Councilman Blumenfield would appreciate your comments. Email address with your comments to Andrew Pennington at this address: andrew.pennington@lacity.org

 

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Treeland Development

For those that are watching this project, you may wish to explore the City of Los Angeles Initial Report. It has a lot of information. CLICK HERE for a PDF copy.

You can find more information by CLICKING HERE.

You can view Councilman Blumenfield's Position Letter HERE.

Treeland Project Map

There will be an EIR for this project.

Thank all of you for your interest and concern for our community. It makes it better for everyone.

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SOME OF OUR PRIOR MEETING:

If you missed the last meeting on April 22nd with Larry Green:

Larry presented the details about the Promenade Project and noted that it will be build in stages with the start probably 2020. He took questions and listed to your comments and took some of the suggestions very seriously.

This is a big project and will have positive and negative effects on our community from traffic congestion to a strain on water, power and policing. The Project (Called Promenade 2035) would include approximately 1,432 multifamily residential units, approximately 244,000 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, approximately 629,000 square feet of office space, approximately 572 hotel rooms and an approximately 320,000-square-foot, 15,000-seat Entertainment and Sports Center. The proposed uses would be provided in several buildings throughout the Project Site that would transition in height from one story and three to four stories at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street, to 28 stories at the opposite corner of Owensmouth Avenue and Oxnard Street, across from the existing high-rise office towers to the south. The Project will be build in stages with completion around 2035.

You can see the Notice of Preparation of Supplemental EIR Report by clicking HERE.

 

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Our Previous Meeting: On January 25th Councilmember Blumenfield swore in the new members of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization (WHHO) and discussed pressing issues facing the neighborhood.

meeting 1-25-17

Councilman Bob Blumenfield

"State of the Community"

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We always have guest speakers to address concerns that affect you.

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Future General Meeting Dates for 2017: Meeting at held at Kaiser Hospital and the dates are the 4th Wednesday of the month: No Meeting for July; 8/23/17; 9/27/17; 10/25/17; no meeting in November; 12/6/17.

Future Board Meetings for 2017:(1st Monday of each Month. Call for the location (818)439-8850 - it will be either at at The Fire Station on Burbank just west of De Soto or the Law Offices of John M. Walker, 5850 Canoga Ave, 4th Floor, Woodland Hills 91367): 8/7/17; 9/11/17; 10/2/17; 11/6/17; 12/4/17

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The Next Big Projects for Woodland Hills/Werner Center

(there are about 10 major projects, including, but not limited to, the Post Office property, the old daily News Building, Treeland Property, and the old Todi Property on Ventura Boulevard)

1. PROMENADE MALL

Westfield’s huge new project planned for Warner Center, Promenade 2034; A live-work community spanning 34 acres; Westfield filed plans with the city for an enormous new mixed use complex set to replace the aging ; Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills.

The project, which will bring 1,400 units of housing and two hotels to Warner Center.

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2. LA WARNER CENTER

LA Warner Center Puix

    This is a huge potential project to take place on the old Rocketdyne property on Victory between Owensmouth and Canoga. It will be a

    $3 BILLION project that will encompass a Master Plan for a new urban neighborhood on 46 acres in the heart of Woodland Hills.

This is its expected size: (Updated here as of July, 2015)

  • Residences
  • 3.95 million SF
  • Class A Offices
  • 240,000 SF
  • Cultural/Civic
  • 155,000 SF
  • Assisted Living
  • 3.95 million SF
  • Retail
  • 1.2 million SF
  • Hotels
  • 200,000 SF

    In addition there will be Parking = 310,000 sf; Open Space = 10,030 sf.

    The WHHO will continue to monitor this project and will use all our talents to assure that it will be a project that benefits the community. Your input will be needed and appreciated.

    For more information, here is a link to their web page: LA WARNER CENTER

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If you have any suggestions for programs you would like to see at our future meetings, please email John M. Walker at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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(Note: Items in BLUE are hyperlinks. Left click on them to go to that web page.)

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 We Need Your Email Address!!!

It Would be great if each of our members would take a moment and send us your email address so we can keep you up to date on developments in this community. We are part of the 21st Century you know!!

    So, if you would take a moment, please send us your email address. Just put in the "subject" box "WHHO Email" and we will get the idea. Also, we will be happy to send you the Newsletter by email as well. 

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND CONTINUED SUPPORT. 

Email your address to our V.P. John M. Walker, at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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Local Movie Schedules for Woodland Hills -

We now have a link to look up Movie Show Time's in the West Valley Area.

Click on either FANDANGO or MovieTickets.com

We want you to come to the WHHO.COM site every time you want to know something about your community. If you have other suggestions of helpful links you would like to see included, email the webmaster at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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CRIME! NEW FROM LAPD - get up-to-date City wide crime maps. CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO SEE THE RECENT CRIMES IN YOUR AREA. Crime Maps.

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POSITIONS TAKEN BY THE WHHO BOARD

1. The Board of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has voted to support Measure "S" - the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative ballot measure - appearing on the March 7th ballot. According to WHHO Executive Vice President John Walker, the majority of the WHHO Board members believe that passing Measure "S" will bring certainty to the City Planning process and stop the proliferation of spot zoning approvals that encourage developers to build projects that do not conform to the existing City General Plan, the existing Community Plans or the existing Specific Plans.

2. We have worked hard with the community to make the Westfield "Village" the best it could be for the Valley and will continue to do so in the future as well.

3. We have taken the position against the Valley Fair having a permanent home at Pierce College. We have always taken the position that this land is for Education and is to be used only for projects that are part of the education curriculum and run by Pierce, not a controlling outside entity. The 51 st Agricultural District has its own Board and contracts with all the vendors and decides what will be done. Save Pierce for the quality education it is now providing and let the administration concentrate on what the community demands it do in education.

4.    Waiting for the final proposal regarding the development on the north side of Mulholland across from Louisville High. The proposed project originally included 39 condos in a currently R1 zoned area. Initially numerous neighbors and the Design Review Board were against this. We have not taken a final position on a proposed development on the north side of Mulholland, across from Louisville High at Mulholland Highway that wants an exception to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific. The Draft Environmental Impact Report has been released and we are looking at it closely to see what action should be taken for the best interest of the community.

You can go to Save Oak Savanna web site, for anyone wishing to learn more or get involved and voice your opinion of the development. The web site is http://www.saveoaksavanna.org

5.    Oppose the unconditional paving of dirt Mulholland.

6.    Since 2004 We have opposed any further conversion of light manufacturing, small business office space to very dense apartment complexes without replacement in kind of the facilities demolished in Warner Center.

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WHHO

We are an organization with the purpose of helping to improve the quality of life in the general area known as Woodland Hills. Our actions include:

    1. Interacting with our elected officials to encourage the enactment of laws, ordinances and rules;

    2. Informing our membership of important issues in the community;

    3. Mobilizing our membership to have a positive impact on our community.

This page was last updated on September 21, 2017

   
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Woodland Hills Homeowner Organization, Inc. was established in 1985 as a 501c4 non-profit corporation to serve our community. You can reach WHHO through our President, Gordon Murley at 818-346-5842 or while Gordon is on a hopefully short leave of absence, our V. P. - John M. Walker, Esq. at his law office at 818-719-9181 or WHHO, P.O. Box 6368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365

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