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Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization, Inc.

Established 1985

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

- enjoy your family and friends -

Happy Hilidays

 

Next Meeting December 7, 2016

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

7:30 P.M. (SHARP)

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

5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

* Free Parking *

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- On the Agenda -

Jill Stewart

Jill Stewart - Coalition to Preserve L.A.

Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

A former Los Angeles Times reporter, she now serves as Campaign Director for Coalition to Preserve L.A.

That group has drafted a ballot measure to limit the city's ability to change planning and zoning rules for major real estate projects.The drafted ballot measure for the March Election 2017, is called he Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. It is LA's Response to Unplanned Density and Insider Deals.

Come hear the proposal and bring your questions.

- Read the text and more about the measure by clicking here and more commentary click here -

Their promotional materials state the following:

"L.A.’s planning system is broken. The process is controlled by deep-pocketed developers and powerful politicians to serve their own self-interests. This rigged system pushes forward luxury mega-projects that cause traffic gridlock, the destruction of neighborhood character, and the displacement of longtime residents, including senior citizens on fixed budgets.

The Coalition to Preserve L.A. and its supporters are saying no more. We believe that the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is our best hope to ensure that local residents have greater voice in how their communities grow and develop by enacting the following reforms.

This citizen initiative will:

  • Preserve neighborhoods by preventing developers from building as big and dense as they want, no matter how much this harms the community
  • Make the City Council do its job, by creating a rational citywide plan for Los Angeles, called a General Plan, with updated Community Plans tied directly to infrastructure limitations, true population figures and community desires
  • Make city officials prove that each community has enough water, good roads and safety services to handle changes along transit lines and other streets being planned by City Hall
  • Institute a protective 2-year timeout that stops the Los Angeles City Council from its current practice of spot zoning – bending the rules to approve mega-projects and inappropriate development that destroys neighborhood character and displaces longtime residents and businesses. This timeout doesn't stop development that adheres to zoning, nor does it affect downzoning, for such things as parks. It affects only OVERdevelopment, not Development
  • Protect affordable housing projects by exempting those developments from the 2-year timeout
  • Bans developers from writing their own self-serving “Environmental Impact” reports, an obvious conflict of interest that is used against communities as an unfair tool of overdevelopment

We are not opposed to growth and change; we understand that these are inevitable. But what’s not inevitable is reckless and irresponsible development by a handful of politically connected developers and their army of lobbyists, attorneys and PR consultants.

We believe in development that is responsible and respects the priorities and values of local residents and we urge you to support the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative when it appears on the ballot in March 2017."

(Statement for the organizations web page)

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

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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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Congratulations To Our Local Elected Officials

Congratulations to Brad Sherman (D) for his successful campaign for U.S. Congress; to Matt Dababneh (D) for his winning the State Assembly seat and to Henry Stern (D) for his successful State Senate race. We look forward to working with them to advance the issues and needs of our community.

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Election of Officers and Board Members

The WHHO Nominating Committee Chairperson has submitted the following Slate of Candidates for the WHHO Board to be voted on at the December 7th General Meeting.

The Nominating Committee Recommendations for the 2017 Officers and Board Members:

OFFICERS: President: Gordon Murley; Executive V.P.: Herb Madsen; Executive V.P.: John Walker; Treasurer: Silvia Anthony; Secretary: Nancy Porter

BOARD MEMBERS: Shirley Blessing; Dennis DiBiase; Martin Lipkin; Pat Patton; Robert Veeck; Richard Sheinberg.

All members of the WHHO will be permitted to vote.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO RETIRING BOARD MEMBER, GAIL CANE

The entire Membership and the Board wishes to thank Gail Cane for her service to our community as a Board Member over the past years. She has been a great voice in our meetings and her input and hard work has been deeply appreciated. She has a very successful real estate career which now takes up more time so she has requested to step down from the Board. So, with reluctance, we have accept her resignation.

ANNOUNCING A NEW BOARD MEMBER - Richard Sheinberg

The WHHO Board is proud to announced that your Board, at their November Meeting, has voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Richard Sheinberg, as your new Board Member. Richard brings with him a great interest making our community a better place for us all. We look forward to working with him. Congratulations Richard!

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Future General Meeting Dates for 2016: Meeting at held at Kaiser Hospital and the dates are the 4th Wednesday of the month: 12/7/16

Future Board Meetings for 2016:(1st Monday of each Month. Call for the location (818)439-850 - 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):12/5/16.

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The Next Big Projects for Woodland Hills/Werner Center

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.

Promenada Mall Project

 

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. Try it, it is pretty neat. Click on the link above or it is always on the "City Links" tab above.

Movie Show Times other than Woodland Hills - List of local movies for different zip codes other than Woodland Hills. Just click on the link and enter the city or zip code and it will list the theatres and show times. 

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. 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.

2. 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.

3.    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

4.    Oppose the unconditional paving of dirt Mulholland.

5.    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 November 30, 2016

   
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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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