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You are likely shaking your head, like I am, as you hear all the news reports about the latest fires. Dead trees. Past fire suppression. Over-grown brush. As with all the other times, most of what you are hearing is not true.
Here’s what’s actually been happening with the fire that’s posing the greatest risk to lives and property now.
Southern California cities facing enormous increases in the number of homes the state wants them to build over the next decade soon will be able to appeal their “RHNA allocations” under a massive transportation and land-use plan adopted – Thursday, Sept. 3 by SCAG. Continue reading
Several Sacramento representatives are pushing bills through the legislature at record speed in virtual anonymity during this Covid crisis — and many as we’ve been advocating against are bills targeted at the destruction of single family neighborhoods. And, lest we forget, the continual erosion of CEQA is the other favored fast-tracking legislation that is taking place…. Continue reading
Measure N was resoundingly defeated by Calabasas voters – as of March 10, NO on Measure N had garnered 78.17% of the vote, and YES 21.83%.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding Measure N in Calabasas:
“The federal government has very little to do with local land use decisions. However, I endorsed Measure N because I support keeping the 80 units of affordable housing at Avalon Calabasas. I was informed yesterday that the Measure would also result in an additional 161 units of market rate housing. I was not aware of that fact when I endorsed the Measure. My failure to do adequate due diligence is on me. I now no longer endorse Measure N and am neutral on the Measure. I believe this issue is best left up to the voters and local elected officials.”http://www.tedlieu.com/rep_lieu_statement_clarifying_position_on_measure_n Continue reading