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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.



Here are the relevant emails:

Milena Zasadzien, City Planning

Councilmember Paul Krekorian, CD2
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Head of City Planning, Vince Bertoni

Chief of Staff, CD2, Areen Ibranossian

Mayor Eric Garcetti,

CD2 Planning Deputy, Karo Torossian

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. The FEIR acknowledges the “significant negative impact” to the oak and walnut woodland. The FEIR acknowledges “significant negative impact” to noise during the 30 month long construction period. Almost 3 years! But there are many other negative impacts to the community that independent experts have found — to ongoing traffic and the safety of the students that this project will put in harm’s way.

This Project is still asking for an astounding number of entitlements and exceptions to the municipal code and in particular the Baseline Hillside Ordinance.

This is exactly the type of out-of-scale development that the City should be trying to stop — especially on land that is designated “desirable open space.”

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 San Fernando Valley Sierra Club, the Community Forest Advisory Committee, the Hillside Federation, the Studio City Neighborhood Council, the Neighborhood Council of Valley Village, the Studio City Residents Association, the Valley Village Homeowners Association, and many other community groups in OPPOSING this massive development!

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