We need your help to save Coldwater Canyon. This means rustic California foothills, not urban parking garages. Help us save the canyon and protect our community. REGISTER. DONATE. SEND A LETTER.
FIND OUT MORE about contacting your representatives below:
How you can help:
Let us know that you oppose HarvardWestlake’s parking proposal on the West side of the canyon road, and want to preserve the designated open space on Coldwater Canyon! The more names we have, the more influence we will have with city officials.
We need to hire lawyers and environmental experts – just like Harvard-Westlake has. We need to get out the word through lawn signs and mailings. Any amount you can contribute will help.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES:
Here are the relevant emails:
Milena Zasadzien, City Planning
Chief of Staff, CD2, Areen Ibranossian
Councilmember Matt Hale
Councilmember Doug Mensman
If you are not in Council District 2, you can still contact your representative to let them know you oppose this expansion — find your Councilmember here:
Let them know that you OPPOSE Harvard-Westlake’s parking proposal on the west side of the canyon road, and that you want the City to preserve the designated open space on Coldwater Canyon!
Dear Mr. Krekorian:
I oppose Harvard-Westlake’s parking expansion plan. It is out of step with the community, unnecessary, and will ruin this open space land. Don’t give the school special treatment. Since the last DEIR, the Project has gotten bigger, taller, longer and more destructive. The RDEIR acknowledges the “significant negative impact” to the oak and walnut woodland and the threat that the Project poses to numerous sensitive species that have been found on site.
This Project is still asking for an astounding number of entitlements and exceptions to the municipal code and in particular the Baseline Hillside Ordinance.
I have the following concerns:
AIR QUALITY impacts during excavation and construction (now estimated at 30 months),
NOISE pollution impacts,
AESTHETIC impacts to the scenic canyon and its natural views,
BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES impacts to protected trees and sensitive species,
LIGHT impacts with a lighted field, lighted bridge, and lighted garage where there is now only trees and hillside, and
TRAFFIC impacts, for example, given the huge number of truck trips necessary to remove 137,000 cubic yards of soil.
This is exactly the type of out-of-scale development that the City should be trying to stop.
A private bridge does not belong over our public roadway, especially in the foothills of a scenic canyon. This Project is wrong for Studio City and sets a dangerous precedent for the rest of L.A.
Please protect this rare oak and walnut habitat and stand with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Sierra Club, the Hillside Federation, the Studio City Residents Association, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, and Save Coldwater Canyon in OPPOSING this massive development!
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