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Newsletter – October 2020

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WHHO’s next meeting will be On Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM.

Our Guest Speaker:

Vahid Khorsand

The New Mayor’s Office West Valley Area Representative

Vahid Khorsand is a proud resident of the San Fernando Valley, where he has lived since the age of four when his family arrived from Iran. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine, he’s been a board member of several San Fernando Valley nonprofits and is the founding chair of the Inspirational Women of the San Fernando Valley sponsored by the United Chambers of Commerce. He was an appointed member of the Los Angeles Citywide Planning Commission from September 2017 to December 2020.

Some issues for discussion will include as time permits:
• Mayor position and process for Re-imagine the LAPD
• Where does the Mayor stand when it comes to local Planning/ Land Use Controls and State Bills to the contrary? (Like SB9 for instance?)
• What is the Mayor’s Office doing to assure that there will be enough Covid Vaccines and that the Valley residence will not be short changed?
• What is the Mayor’s position regarding the expanded growth of the West Valley/Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan and the need for new schools to handle the expected increase in families and school aged children?
• Will the Mayor support reducing the Gross Receipts Tax in the West Valley Council Districts to help attract employment based land uses in light of areas like Calabasas and Thousand Oaks that don’t have that tax.
• How are the Mayor and his staff developing business incentives that can help our area?
• Does the Mayor plan to run for Governor? What are his future plans?

Come hear what the Mayor’s Office does in the Valley and how they do it. Bring your questions which will be permitted in the Q&A section of the Zoom meeting. A Zoom Link for Registration will be provided here as we get closer to the date.

Your questions will be take in the Q&A tabs of the webinar.

We look forward to seeing you then.

LOGIN INFORMATION

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 24, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time
Topic: WHHO General Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:
Click Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R0hA3ValSYacjfLYZ6ihcw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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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

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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

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HOMELESSNESS ISSUES:

Here is a link to Judge Carter’s Case Management Transcript. It is interesting reading but lengthy.

Judge Carter Status Conference Transcript 8-7-2020

LAUSD HOUSING Issue

thanks to all who responded. your help has resulted in the LAUSD delaying till December their attempt to BUILD ON YOUR SCHOOL PROPERTY

(OSO, COLLINS & HIGHLANDER)

WHHO Letter to the Board – Click WHHO Letter to LASUD 11-7-20

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STATE LEGISLATURE TAKES AIM AT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Here are the WHHO position Letters concerning SB1120: Letter to Assemblyman Gabrial
 

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!

Rest assured it will be back in another form next year.

Jesse Gabriel abstained from voting.

WHHO has sent letters to Assembly member Gabrial. Here is a copy: 

Letter to Assemblymember Gabriel re SB 1120 – 8-21-20 – signed

Also, here is the WHHO Letter to him regarding AB3308

WHHO Letter – Opposition to AB3308

Here is an update as of today Wednesday August 25, 2020:

Today’s vote on Assembly hearing SB1120 has been delayed. If you are not familiar with the bill and want to view it and follow it you can do so at this link http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/ by putting in the bill number, SB1120. (P.S. while there take a look at AB3308 – you will be shocked at that as well).

The following came from Livable California:

“Chaos in Sacramento: The Senate has to vote on SB 1120 AGAIN, due to minor amendments by the Assembly, but COVID-19 has AGAIN closed the Senate.

Meanwhile: The Assembly will probably vote SB 1120 (with new amendments) up or down later this week. More chaos! We will keep you posted.

Nobody knows what happens next: If the Assembly approves SB 1120 and sends it over to the Senate, will the Senate even be there? Is Senate boss Toni Atkins going to come up with a plan to force it through to Gov. Newsom?

The Assembly cancelled its expected vote Tuesday due to YOUR outcry! Atkins and her sidekick Scott Wiener didn’t have the votes for SB 1120. They spent Tuesday twisting arms.

Your calls jammed up SB 1120.

This could become the first legislature in US history to deliver an entire state of single-family homes directly over to luxury density developers, crushing neighborhoods during a pandemic crisis.

Behind it all: Scott Wiener, swimming in more developer money than any legislator in California, and Toni Atkins, married to a developer.”

Westfield Promenade Project

After the Appeal – read the PDF – Click the Button above.
 

“Determination Letter from the LA Dept of Planing”

The Stadium Information is Item 55 on Page 17

 

An Appeal has been Filed by an individual on August 18th, so there will be a delay.