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WHHO is so pleased to announce that we are back with a General Meeting this Month.
September 22, 2021, Meeting 7:30 PM (Zoom)
LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO)
We hope that Officer Dinse will joined by LAPD Captains Hankel, and Boateng and Officer Fernandez (SLO) at this meeting on the 22nd.
Issues: Homelessness and why LAPD have their hands tied: Defund the police – what effect here and in the country; crime – what are the hot spots & how to protect your property and family. AND what you want to talk about.
Come learn more about your community and what you can do to help.
We all should and mst know out Senior Lead Officers and what they can do for each commmunity!
Bring your question as well.
Register for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AY5NZtXLTCa3MhPuR7-YQw
We look forward to seeing you.
LAST MONTH’s MEETING.
A special thanks to Susan Shelley for her insights and stimulating thought.
A link to her Daily News Article about SB9 and SB 10 can be found here: CLICK
Susan Shelley is a columnist and a member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, eleven daily newspapers including the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News. Immediately prior to becoming a columnist, she was a candidate for the California Assembly in the west San Fernando Valley. Her Op-Ed Articles in the Daily News are always thought provoking.
ISSUES to Discuss: She has insights and opinion on it all: State Legislation against property owners like SB 9 & SB10; homelessness issues; defund the police; LAUSD and the need for a school here at the OSO School property; redistricting and how important is it really; and just about anything else she wants to talk about that would concern us here in Woodland Hills.
Last May’s Meeting with
A special thanks to Jill Stewart for her excellent insights to the the “Horror” Legislation proposed in Sacramento at our May Meeting.
The lawmakers in Sacramento are trying to do to your home, your neighborhood and your community. They have created 7 Frankenstein Bills that keep coming back to life even after they have been supposedly killed. And each of those legislative monsters can rip apart your lifestyle and leave your biggest investment near death.
You Doubt it! Watch this 2 min. video: Click Here
We have asked Jill Stewart – the renowned investigative reporter and editor, and TV commentator – to share her insights at the WHHO May 26 General Meeting and guide Woodland Hills homeowners on this perilous journey through Sacramento’s on-going attempts to remove all local zoning regulations, turn over planning and land use decisions to contractors, and destroy the neighborhoods we all love.
Jill Stewart is one of the most knowledgeable and articulate experts on what both the State Senate and State Assembly are planning on springing on every California city and town. And she=ll tell us how we need to protect ourselves before we run for the pitchforks and firebrands.
Here are some of the onerous pieces of upcoming “Yes in my backyard” legislation that she will address:
- SB 1385: “A Frankenstein Bill” that was previously killed but has come back to life. It empowers developers to override cities, to buy and destroy stores and businesses to build dense market-rate housing. It perpetuates the falsehood that market-rate density somehow results in “affordable housing.
- SB 8: A 5-year extension on a bad bill that was scheduled to die. It rewards gentrification, ignores the homeless, creates NO affordable units and silences communities facing big luxury projects. Limits public to 5 hearings.
- SB 9: Brings back from the dead the despised SB 1120 bill. It would end single-family zoning to allow 6 units where 1 single family home is now situated. Add on the already legally allowed 2 Accessory Dwelling Units and the number of “homes” next to yours could be 8Cwith no way to stop it.
- SB 10: A copycat of the previously defeated SB 902 Weiner bill that lets a simple majority on city councils to override CEQA safeguards to allow 10-unit pricey, market-rate apartments almost anywhere – over-riding voter-approved land protection measures, including open space!
- SB 478: Another Weiner monster, it is a radical “tiny lots” bill that overrides your city zoning and lets developers destroy older, modest, multiple-unit housing to instead build ultra-dense market-rate housing C on severely small lots (lot size: 1,700 square feet).
- AB 1322: Lets city councils override voter-approved housing laws and restrictions.
- AB 1401: reduces parking in buildings within 1/2 mile of major transit (Bus) stops. Forces residents to find parking in adjacent neighborhoods
A special thanks to our April Speaker,
Alexis S. Montevirgen, Ed.D. Pierce College President.
If you missed him, you can watch the meeting on YouTube. the link will be up soon.
A special thanks to our March Speaker,
NICK MELVOIN – Board Member, District 4, LAUSD
If you missed him, you can watch the meeting on YouTube at this link:
Special Thank to Vahid Khorsand. the Mayor’s West Valley Representative for his thoughtful comments at our February Meeting. If you did not get a chance to join us, we will post the conversation on YouTube soon.
A special thanks to COUNCILMAN BOB BLUMEFIELD for attending our January Meeting. His insights into our local issues is always great.
You can view the entire session on You Tube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/W8W-qzLU1qA
October’s Meeting with the Candidates for the LAUSD School Board was great. A special thank from the WHHO to Marilyn Koziatek and
Scott Schmerelson for their participation.
You can view it on YouTube at the link: https://youtu.be/XDP_SIwjxe4
LAUSD HOUSING Issue
thanks to all who responded. your help has resulted in the LAUSD is delaying their attempt to BUILD ON YOUR SCHOOL PROPERTY
(OSO, COLLINS & HIGHLANDER)
WHHO Letter to the Board – Click WHHO Letter to LASUD 11-7-20
STATE LEGISLATURE TAKES AIM AT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
So what happened to SB1120?
This update of 9/1/20 is from Aaron Williams, WHHO Legislative Committee Chair:
“Never have I seen this one before… As you know SB 1120 had been on the Assembly agenda all last week and this past Sunday and Speaker Rendon never scheduled it for a vote. He was trying to whip up enough votes apparently. He finally called it for a vote last night, the last day of this year’s session at 11:30pm!! While it initially did not pass it came back minutes later and passed by one vote at 11:58pm. But it had to go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote and did not reach the Senate in time. Had it reached the Senate in time, it would have easily passed.”
It is Dead! BUT it came back in 2021 in the form of SB 9 and SB10 which wee both passed in 2021 and signed by the Governor the day after his Recall Vote permitted him to remain in office.
Rest assured this is a continuing battle and we can expect more from the legislators up North to do what they can to destroy the single family home.
If you would like to see an example of the WHHO’s approach to these issues, here is a letter sent to our Assembly Member Gabrial regarding the previous SB 1120 that fortunately failed:
Also, here is the WHHO Letter to him regarding AB3308
WHHO will continue to keep watch of legislation and remind our representatives that they serve us nit the the development interests that desire to destroy our community.