Post Woolsey fire, fear mongering has seemingly become the norm. Actually, it has increased beyond imagination. In addition to the usual suspects looking for personal gain to develop/build more by clearing land, especially high value habitat, there are surprising newcomers to the “don’t consider the science, or listen to the facts”, just burn baby burn down more of what is left of the Santa Monica Mountains that was scorched by the largest fire ever in its history with over 100,000 acres of wildlife habitat wiped out and more than 23,000 trees just gone. And who is pushing this antiquated, false, and destructive narrative? We are going to bring transparency to the forefront, identify, and refute their propaganda with FACTS, as we progress in this fight against the lunacy of intentionally igniting more fires to burn down what little chaparral habitat is left to sustain our wildlife and further destroy our unique and increasingly threatened mediterranean ecosystem.Continue reading
Once again the politicians in Sacramento are trying to take planning authority away from local jurisdiction — away from our cities and counties.
NO 30% Carve Out Off the Top in Competitive Grant Category
OPPOSE Agenda Item 1P – Policies and Grants Administration Manual for Measure A, the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure of 2016
I/we strongly urge you to vote NO on the Steering Committee’s recommendation to go off-Measure, and Change the Funding Allocations to carve out 30% off the top in the Competitive Grant Categories 3 and 4 and re-direct those dollars ONLY to High and Very High Need assessed Study Areas.Continue reading
Please disseminate this critical information to your HOA’s, organizations, neighborhoods, and communities ASAP. Those of us that live adjacent to parkland, open space, and within the Santa Monica Mountains and our other Rim of the Valley mountain ranges know unequivocally that our native trees are dying from drought.
JULY 21 – DEADLINE TO GET SIGNATURES! SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
Community activists in Calabasas, fed up with the continual circumventing of the city’s General Plan by its elected officials, city manager, and community development director, made a very courageous move and launched a REFERENDUM to challenge the recently approved, “Canyon Oaks Hotel and Subdivision” on Las Virgenes Road. This is no easy feat – with a tight 30 day window – to write, circulate the petition and get the required number of signatures.
For Whom The Bell Tolls – The Santa Monica Mountains
By Robert Lia – Saratoga Hills
“First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”