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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.”
Numbers matter to politicians and having an extremely large group of concerned constituents attend is critical to furthering our efforts to end these flight paths now.
City Attorney Feuer has committed his support to our community and clearly recognizes this devastating flight path is a significant problem, so please come and let him and his office know you appreciate his hard work. He visited Carpenter School and saw first-hand the endless low altitude fly-overs. He co-authored a letter to the FAA with the Mayor demanding answers to our current suffering. He also assigned a “point-person” on his legal team for this issue and retained nationally recognized aviation specialists as outside counsel.
We must also impress upon him we need his help, right now, because our community is currently suffering from significantly increased low altitude jet incursions over our homes and schools due to Burbank Airport’s OROSZ and SLAPP procedures.
City Attorney Feuer, and the City of LA, must continue to apply significant pressure on the FAA to act without delay and minimize the significant and devastating impacts of current departures while the Environmental Assessment is under way.
Thank you for your continued support!
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ww.VoteTolucaLake.org – This site has been set up to provide information on the candidates and the election.
This election is important as we have 28 candidates running for 14 seats. This means it is conceivable that we experience 100% turnover on our GTLNC Board. The GTLNC is lauded as one of the highest-performing and well-functioning Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles (out of 97). Let’s ensure we keep that momentum going!
LAPD is expanding their resources by deploying volunteers wherever possible to free up officers to do what they do best. You can now get trained to volunteer in a variety of capacities. You must be 18 or older, have no felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or pending criminal cases and live or work in the Operations Valley Bureau area. Classes are Mondays for 8 weeks.
Hello all. I will be the new Senior Lead Officer responsible for 15SLO67. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. I have been employed with the Los Angeles Police Department for approximately 12 years. Approximately eight of those years I have been working in North Hollywood Division. I am very excited to promote a great relationship with the residents in the local area. In addition, I look forward to working in tandem to create a safe area and improvethe quality of life for all. Kurtis
We are thankful for the 14 years of dedication and service Officer Rob Benavidez has given Toluca Lake, and wish him the best in all future endeavors!
Your TLHOA participated in the 2019 Earth Day hosted by the GTLNC. It was a huge success, with big crowds and lots of participants, including local restaurants for the Taste of Toluca. Chase Bank- Riverside and Lankershim.
It has been brought to our attention from several concerned Members about speeding cars and running of stop signs throughout Toluca Lake. We have brought this concern to the City who will address the issue. Of upmost importance is the safety of the residents!
We have heard concerns over the past few years from some of our members about the new homes being built in Toluca Lake. Toluca Lake historically has been a community of unique and beautiful custom homes It the last few years smaller homes have been razed, with a preponderance of the new homes being built are in the Cape Cod style. Even though the Cape Cod style in itself is a beautiful style, there is concern that at some point there will be a “tract home look” unless there is more variety introduced. Your TLHOA has brought this to the attention of the City, and is working to address it, however there are no rules against it at this time. We will keep you posted!
We have launched the new Membership App for your Smart Phones! You will be receiving an email with details on how to install the app. Note you may include up to four family members to load the App on their phones also, which will allow you to receive exciting discounts from local Toluca Lake Merchants! Thus far we have the following Merchants participating:
A la Mutt
Generales and Generales
Les Zazous Music
Pacific Coast Heating and Air Conditioning
Rose and Sage
Strong Body Pilates
Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness
Randy Wasoff, D.C.
No doubt there will be more Merchants who will be participating….. stay tuned!
This is a bill proposed by Senator Scott Weiner from San Francisco to address the house shortage. Unfortunately there are a lot of shortcomings in it that are not in the best interest of cohesive neighborhoods. One of its biggest pitfalls is that it will allow dense multifamily apartment building in R1 zoning. In other words, they could build apartments right next to one’s home! It is for reasons such as this that your TLHOA is opposed to this bill, and has joined together with Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, among other local HOA’s in opposition.