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2019 July 9 – New Bus Line Scoping Meeting

LA Metro to Hold NoHo Meeting
Re: New Bus Rapid Transit Project

The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a series of public meetings regarding a $267 million bus rapid transit project

By Mark Nero, Patch Staff

 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is inviting the public to attend a series of public meetings regarding the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project.

At the meetings, which are being held next month in North Hollywood, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Burbank and Glendale, Interested members of the public can learn about the project and provide input for the project’s upcoming environmental impact report.

The $267-million, 18-mile project aims to build a Bus Rapid Transit line that would connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Station and Pasadena City College with stops in downtown Burbank and Glendale.

The project’s goal is to provide a fast and affordable bus line that will service a corridor that sees more than 700,000 daily trips. The new line would utilize electric buses.
Metro recently completed an Alternatives Analysis and is now evaluating a refined set of routes and station locations as part of the Environmental Impact Report. Throughout the environmental process Metro will continue collaborating with cities and communities along the corridor.

The public meetings are designed to solicit input from the community pertaining to environmental issues, route options, mitigation measures and other issues that should be addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report.

Content will be the same at all five scoping meetings.

The meetings are planned for:

North Hollywood
Tuesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 91601

Pasadena
Wednesday, July 10, 6-8 p.m.
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Eagle Rock
Saturday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.
Eagle Rock Plaza
2700 Colorado Blvd., Suite 236
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Burbank
Monday, July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Glendale
Wednesday, July 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Glendale Downtown Central Library
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Spanish translation will be provided. ADA accommodations and other translations are available by calling (323) 466.3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.For additional project information or to provide feedback, visit the NoHo-Pasadena BRT Project website at https://www.metro.net/projects/noho-pasadena-corridor.



2019 July 15 – Airplane Noise Meeting

Airplane Noise from Burbank Airport- If you are affected by Airplane Noise from the new flight paths originating from the Burbank Airport, it is important you attend the meeting on July 15th at 9AM. Let them know you want to speak when you check in.

Monday, July 15, 2019 9:00 am
Burbank Airport Sky Room
2627 Hollywood Way


2019 July 16 – 10063 Riverside Drive Development Update Meeting

10063 Riverside Drive
Mixed use Development plans are in the works!

There are plans to build roughly 38 residential units with approx. 10,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail on the north side of Riverside Dr. east of Mariota, where the Post Office, UPS Store and Riverside Restaurant/Red Door currently stand.  Representatives from the City Planning Dept. will be available to give updates and answer questions.

To hear more about the project, ask questions and voice your concerns, it is important you attend the upcoming GTLNC Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 16 from 7-9PM, located at Toluca Lake Elementary School, 4840 Cahuenga Blvd (Between Camarillo St. and Huston)


2019 July 27 – Proposed Development Scoping Session

Proposed Development at 10063 Riverside Drive

Currently there are plan to build 38 residential units and roughly 10,000 sq. ft. of retail where our Post Office, the UPS Store and the Riverside Restaurant/Red Door stands. They propose providing only 28 parking spaces (1/2 space per unit).

Attend the scoping session at Harmony Toluca Lake Church, 4301 Cahuenga Blvd., Toluca Lake on July 27th. 9AM to 2PM to weigh in on this development, as well as future zoning plans for Toluca Lake.  Note that Councilmember Ryu will be in attendance at 10AM.  https://www.southeastvalleyplans.org/updates.html

Saturday, July 27, 2019  9:00 am
Toluca Lake Church
4301 Cahuenga Blvd.


Legal Update: Letter to FAA

Dear UproarLA Supporters:
 
Matt Adams, our nationally recognized attorney, continues his work on our behalf- aggressively fighting for our community.  He is coordinating with the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, routinely communicating with the FAA, and monitoring any issues that may impact our efforts.
 
Yesterday, Mr. Adams sent a letter to the FAA’s legal counsel pushing forcefully for a resolution to the existing departure routes that are decimating our community.  
 
He also protected a Burbank Airport (“BUR”) solution in light of new flight path changes at Van Nuys Airport (“VNY”).  Mr. Adams noted that UproarLA supports the FAA’s efforts to address noise impact issues at VNY but knows of “no defensible reason why the noise concerns at the two airports would be treated differently.”   
 
He preserved our community’s options for an optimal solution at BUR by reminding the FAA that:
 
A solution at one airport risks creating additional complexity at the other. With that possibility in mind, we note that [federal regulations] explicitly prohibits the FAA from taking any action that would ‘have an adverse environmental impact’ or ‘[l]imit the choice of reasonable alternatives’ until the agency ‘issues a record of decision’ with respect to the proposed New Routes at BUR.  In other words, changes at VNY will not provide a defensible justification for eliminating from consideration-or refusing to adopt-alternatives to the New Routes at BUR.

Read Letter Here

The work Matt Adams does, and will continue to do, is what will get us out from under this horrendous BUR flight path.  But we need your help to fund his work, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation (per I.R.S. guidelines) to our Legal Fund.

Donate Now

 Thanks for being part of our group and your continued support! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, we’ll be happy to answer when we can.


Happy Fiscal New Year: The 2019-’20 City Budget Begins

Happy Fiscal New Year: The 2019-’20 City Budget Begins

The new fiscal year began on July 1, and with it came a number of new budget items that our Councilmember, David Ryu, has been fighting for. The new budget includes an additional $25 million for tree maintenance and increased staff at the Urban Forestry Department, $47 million of sworn overtime of LAPD officer overtime to increase neighborhood patrols, $25 million for repairing broken streets, concrete streets, and alleyways, and greater allocations into addressing homelessness and the City’s reserve fund. A more in-depth analysis of the City Budget can be found here.



ACS Security

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and as we celebrate America’s independence with family and friends, it’s natural to relax and let down your guard. Rest assured that we won’t!

ACS has been in the business of providing your community full-service home security and patrol for more than 20 years. We remain one of the only local companies that monitors, dispatches, and responds to alarms ourselves.

Here are some tips and reminders to help you enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day:

Make sure your security system is armed when you head out for the celebration!
If you host or attend a barbecue, beware of possible fire hazards and outdoor food spoilage.
If you’re having a pool party, identify a responsible adult to be an honorary lifeguard or search for lifeguard companies in our area like The Swimming Swan at theswimmingswan.com.
Leave your pets at home. Loud noises from fireworks can cause a pet to run away from you. Keeping your pets indoors and secure will keep them safe from dangerous roadways.
Pets should wear I.D. tags with current information at all times. It is the best way to ensure a happy reunion if they go missing.
Lock up valuables in a safe or, if you do not have a safe, hide them in an inconspicuous container in an unexpected location. (i.e. not your bedroom closet!)

 
If you hear or see any illegal fireworks, please report it! Fireworks are a fire hazard in our community. There are plenty of community events to get your fill of fireworks, throughout Los Angeles or in Malibu.

As the one source for all of your security needs, we proudly deliver expedited service to you and your community. Thank you for choosing ACS and allowing us to serve you, your family, and your community.
Sincerely,
ACS Security
100 Bel Air Rd
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2019 Nov 10 -Toluca Lake Turkey Trot

7th Annual Turkey Trot attracts runners and local families to partake in the festivities. Hosted by the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association, it was decided all proceeds would go towards the East Valley PALS program. East Valley Pals is a non-profit booster organization for the North Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. They provide financial support for the men and women of the LAPD. It often comes as a surprise to the average Angeleno how difficult it is for the city to pay for some essential equipment, training, and special events. PALS attempts to bridge that gap. The North Hollywood Police Dept. has always been there to support Toluca Lake, so this was an opportunity to give back.


Airplane Noise Update

THANK YOU! AND NEXT STEPS

Dear UproarLA Supporters:

What an amazing turnout this morning at the BUR Authority meeting yesterday! About 200 people showed up and packed the room, hallway and stairwell to be heard and share their personal, moving stories. Thank you to all of you who attended and sent letters of support- you represented so energetically and wonderfully the thousands who could not make it.

You can view the meeting in its entirety below:

This meeting resulted in numerous critical first-time admissions by the BUR Authority:

  • The flight path has shifted over areas that never before received aircraft previously and the aircraft are too low.
  • They would return to the historical flight path if they could.
  • It is an emergency and requires immediate action by BUR staff and the Authority.
  • This is the number one issue now for BUR and will be on the agenda every meeting moving forward.
  • They will reach out to the FAA and airlines to start looking for solutions, now.

UproarLA will follow up on the many issues/suggestions raised at this meeting. We will continue to attend every BUR Authority meeting and seek answers and specifics as to what BUR staff and Commissioners have done in the intervening period. We will continue to assure your voices are heard and pressure is applied as aggressively as possible. We will also continue our dialogue with City and Federal officials to pursue specific next steps.

We cannot do this without you, and appreciate your time, efforts and passion. Please keep the pressure on BUR, City of LA and Federal officials- it is paying off!

UproarLA will be sending more specifics on actions you can take shortly.

Thank you for everything you do!


May 15-June 9   Garry Marshall Theatre Discount for THLOA Members


Extended to June 9

The Garry Marshall Theatre has offered TLHOA Members a generous discount for their upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway play LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL – A Billie Holiday Story, May 15-June 9.

Over a dozen Billie Holiday hits are interlaced with salty and humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.  Continue reading “May 15-June 9   Garry Marshall Theatre Discount for THLOA Members”



North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project

We’re Back! Planning for the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project is Moving Forward.

Metro recently kicked off a study to bring you new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. We’ve been out in your community since last year gathering helpful feedback as we move the project forward. We’ve completed an Alternatives Analysis Report, which will be presented to the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday, May 23 to seek approval and begin an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the proposed Project.

 

What’s next? Please be on the lookout for our next e-newsletter that will include save the dates for our upcoming Public Scoping meetings currently projected in July.
 
Contact Us
 
Thank you again for your participation in the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project. We will keep you informed when the EIR process is ready to begin and community scoping meetings are scheduled.


June 17   Neighborhood Council Planning Issues

Come discuss Planning issues with your Neighbors and Neighborhood Council!

Did you know three Community Plans in the Southeast Valley are being updated for the first time in over 20 years? 

In June and July, the City of Los Angeles’ Southeast Valley Community Plans Update team will be visiting Neighborhood Councils (and the areas that they represent) to discuss what they’ve heard over the last eight months of outreach. 

Join us!  Continue reading “June 17   Neighborhood Council Planning Issues”




June 3rd 9:00 am Airplane Noise Meeting

JOIN US! LET’S MAKE OUR
VOICES HEARD BY BURBANK

UproarLA and Studio City for Quiet Skies have worked to secure the support of the Airport Authority of Hollywood Burbank Airport in our fight to stop the incessant low altitude flights over our neighborhoods. Finally, because of hard work, impassioned testimony and persistent pressure from YOU, our supporters, the issue of loud, low, nonstop air traffic over our neighborhoods is, for the first time, on the official agenda for the Commission’s next meeting.

What does this mean? On June 3rd, YOU will have the opportunity to tell the decision makers at BUR just how you feel. This is the first time they have added this issue to their agenda —WE NEED AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE TO COME TO THE MEETING TO IMPRESS UPON THE COMMISSION THE URGENCY OF THIS CRISIS. The public is welcome to attend these sessions and it is your chance to be truly heard–no protest necessary!

While the ultimate responsibility for the current unbearable flight paths may lie with the FAA, the BUR Commission has the ability and authority to demand a quick “fix”– just as LAWA did for VNY. Up until now, the Commission has been reluctant to publicly recognize there is a significant problem; and they have been unwilling to take any strong action to find a solution for our communities. Show up and let them know it is time they change course and pursue with urgency and vigor a simultaneous “fix” for BUR.

WHEN: June 3, 2019 9 am (arrive by 8:30 to leave time for parking, walking and signing up to speak if you so choose)

 

WHERE: Burbank Airport – 2627 N. Hollywood Way; the administrative offices on the second floor of the main terminal building

 

Parking is available in the Short Term Parking Structure, and is validated for those attending the meeting.

  

Come to the meeting and tell the Burbank Airport Commissioners:

  • How the new flight paths are affecting your life, destroying your peace, altering your community.
  • Demand they take action like LAWA did for VNY and get a quick solution
  • Be prepared to present science if you like; or present your own personal story; relate the experiences of your neighbors, friends, and family.
  • Tell them we can’t wait: we are suffering NOW!
  • Join your friends and neighbors at the meeting and share your story!

For information about the Airport Commission, go to https://hollywoodburbankairport.com/airport-authority/


SB 50 Defeated!

Good News for Toluca Lake Zoning Laws – SB 50 has been defeated!
 
It may come back at a later date in a modified form.  We will continue to keep you informed.
 
We appreciate all the letters of opposition from some of our Members, and the efforts of our  sister HOA’s,
including Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana and Valley Village…. all of our efforts made a difference!
 
Steve
 
Stephen Hampar
President
www.tlhoa.org
president@tlhoa.org
818.687.4915

STATEMENT ON SENATE BILL 50

 Los Angeles – Today, Senate Bill 50 (SB 50) was shelved  by the Senate Appropriations Committee, bringing debate on the bill to an end for the year. The bill, which would have given greater zoning authority to the State government and wiped out a number of local zoning protections, was unanimously opposed by the Los Angeles City Council in April.

 “The right thing happened in the State Senate today,” Councilmember Ryu said. “There’s no doubt that our State faces a major housing shortage, but draconian steps like SB 50 are the wrong way to go. You don’t solve this crisis by stomping out community input and excluding people from planning their own neighborhood, and you certainly don’t solve it without much more affordable housing.”

 “Solving this housing crisis will take hard choices, but they are choices we should be making together. Last year, Los Angeles built more units of housing than any other City in California. If Sacramento lawmakers want to find real solutions to this crisis, they should be looking to Los Angeles, not trying to ignore or overrule us.”