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Save L.A. River Open Space

Re:  ENV - 2001-1196-EIR

Project Name -Studio City Senior Living Center (SCSLC)
Site Location:  4141 Whitsett Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
State Clearinghouse No. 2002031028
 
Dear Mayor Garcetti,
I know this is a local issue but today I'm asking for YOUR HELP.
 
I have lived in Studio City for most of my adult life.  I raised two children here and much of their
activities took place at Whitsett Golf and Tennis.  I took tennis lessons and began playing to
regain my health after a bout of illness.  Later, my children took years of lessons in both golf and tennis and are still active enthusiast and athletes.  They also still live in the Valley and a visit to me often includes a visit to the golf course or tennis courts.  Today they have children of their own and they are passing down the beautiful history our family has created here.
 
Today, I still play tennis and most days I walk my dog along the L.A. River.  I see children learning to ride their first bicycles without the threat of traffic or curbs.  People with canes sharing this easy space with people on skateboards.
 
And then I cross the heavily-trafficked corner at Whitsett and Ventura, past our Fire Station to the golf course, which not only blocks the view and noise of Ventura Boulevard, but offers cool shade and a sense of calm and pride in my neighborhood.  In many ways I feel I owe my health to this beautiful respite in the middle of a bustling community.  To fill it with apartments would, I believe, be a tragedy.    
 
Please don't let your legacy include being a part of this destruction of one of the most beautiful few acres in the entire Valley.  Future generations will thank you. Voters will thank you.
 
Support Alternative D - the LA River Natural Park project
 
Sincerely,
 
Rama Stagner
4337 Shadyglade Avenue
Studio City, California 91604
(818) 508.3063   I 
 
 
 
Rama

 

 
 
Rama
 
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Save L.A. River Open Space

Re:  ENV - 2001-1196-EIR

Project Name -Studio City Senior Living Center (SCSLC)
Site Location:  4141 Whitsett Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
State Clearinghouse No. 2002031028
 
Dear Mayor Garcetti,
I know this is a local issue but today I'm asking for YOUR HELP.
 
I have lived in Studio City for most of my adult life.  I raised two children here and much of their
activities took place at Whitsett Golf and Tennis.  I took tennis lessons and began playing to
regain my health after a bout of illness.  Later, my children took years of lessons in both golf and tennis and are still active enthusiast and athletes.  They also still live in the Valley and a visit to me often includes a visit to the golf course or tennis courts.  Today they have children of their own and they are passing down the beautiful history our family has created here.
 
Today, I still play tennis and most days I walk my dog along the L.A. River.  I see children learning to ride their first bicycles without the threat of traffic or curbs.  People with canes sharing this easy space with people on skateboards.
 
And then I cross the heavily-trafficked corner at Whitsett and Ventura, past our Fire Station to the golf course, which not only blocks the view and noise of Ventura Boulevard, but offers cool shade and a sense of calm and pride in my neighborhood.  In many ways I feel I owe my health to this beautiful respite in the middle of a bustling community.  To fill it with apartments would, I believe, be a tragedy.    
 
Please don't let your legacy include being a part of this destruction of one of the most beautiful few acres in the entire Valley.  Future generations will thank you. Voters will thank you.
 
Support Alternative D - the LA River Natural Park project
 
Sincerely,
 
Rama Stagner
4337 Shadyglade Avenue
Studio City, California 91604
(818) 508.3063   I 
 
 
 
Rama

 

 
 
Rama
 
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LA Traffic Light and Pedestrian X-Walk Lights Giving Mixed Signals!

Pedestrians should have the right of way when light turns green in their travel direction without having to push the button for that right first.  I've been to many intersections where one side pushes the button while opposing (diagonal) side does not.  One side gets "Walk" light while one that didn't push button does not.  This creates confusion for both pedestrian and driver.  Typically pedestrian doesn't wait for the next signal cycle and walks anyway. 

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A person to trouble shoot the relationship between charters and their neighbor or host schools.

My daughter attends CWC Hollywood an elementary school in un-needed space in Le Conte Middle School. The first two years, the principal at Le Conte was very welcoming and made sure the relationship between the schools was excellent. Then the principal changed, and the tenor of Le Conte and the willingness of the new principal is very disappointing, even petty.

My daughter is in an after school program, Girls on the Run, a national program to promote fitness and healthy self-image in adolescent girls. I am an assistant coach for the course. It was quite expensive. We are relegated to running in such a very small space that the parents are, justifiably, unhappy. There is ample space on the multiple grass fields, there is a skateboard park, and there is an indoor gym. There is even a large grass front yard. The principal of Le Conte has not cooperated in working out a decent space for these girls to train for  5k, which is the culmination of the program.

The first two years, the children were allowed to play on the lovely front lawn of the school at pick up time. No longer - the new principal has it roped off and unused by anybody for the last two years.

And, other than for the front lawn,  the sprinklers for the school have been off completely for the whole summer, and the large, previously green field  used by the middle school is now totally dead. I know this is not LAUSD policy, despite water conservation. That is wasteful, destructive behavior that is counter productive in the long run.

I have my doubts about the judgement of the new Le Conte principal over all, but what concerns me directly is her attitude towards CWC. Her attitude is not kid-centered, friendly, or peacemaking. 

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Pedestrian Bridge over Ballona Creek in Del Rey?

Hi!

There are pre-existing pillars just west of the 90 in Ballona Creek that would make creating a pedestrian/bike bridge very easy and would connect the burgeoning Playa Vista project with Mar Vista. Right now the nearest alternative is crossing on the Lincoln Bridge over Ballona Creek which is narrow and dangerous - especially for children (read: no sidewalk).

Thanks!

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Beautify Venice Blvd

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LA City seems to be abusing elderly, handicap residents!

The proper office(s) in LA City were contacted, several times over the past few years, about putting in vital Handicap designated spaces in front of two residences that house permanently disabled, one elderly disabled, residents.  There are hazardous conditions which may result in serious injury if either resident if forced to enter a car parked in their driveway(s) due to hillside terrain.  It has been demonstrated that both residents are best served as far as safety and prevention of serious injury if they are able to access entry to vehicles from the street.

LA City has been made aware of this, and has steadfastly REFUSED to mitigate this problem.  In fact has FAILED TO RESPOND to the many requests provided to acknowledge and address this safety issue for elderly/handicap residents.

There are NO Handicap designated spaces ANYWHERE remotely close to this neighbor hood, and LA City has continually REFUSED to even send any response, let alone craft a simple plan to mitigate this hazardous safety issue.

Any city official who may be reading this is compelled, morally, to investigate as to why NO RESPONSE, and NO ACTION has been proviced for several years. 

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Left turns

The volume of traffic in L.A. continues to grow in my part of town:  Los Feliz/Hollywood.  "No Left Turn" during rush hours intersections should no longer be limited to rush hours.  Motorists should never be allowed to turn left at these intersections.  Allowing cars to stop traffic in the #1 lanes causes dangerous back ups and attempts to go around these back ups all day long.

Also, left turn lanes need to accommodate more cars.  Rush hour restrictions need to be extended to every day, especially in the evening.  3 PM to 8 PM, every day, is now a more realistic "rush hour".

Last, Los Feliz Bl. and Franklin Avenue, between Western and Normandie, are speedways.  Fender benders are very common due to the speeds at which cars whiz through these streets, especially at night.  We need passive controls 24/7, not just motorcycle cops' giving out tickets once or twice a year.  How about stop signs and/or speed bumps?

And...the traffic back ups on Franklin, westbound onto the 101 are intolerable.  Why not up signs to the 101 at Franklin and Van Ness to divert traffic off Franklin and onto the 101 at Van Ness and Hollywood Bl.?

Thank you,

Richard Stanley

213 300-4567 cell

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S.T.E.A.M program for youth, support vets by providing housing and jobs

My team has a plan to help mobilize our youth toward success in a changing economy by empowering them with the tools needed to become effective members of their communities, and a plan to support veteran housing and jobs in both technology, financial, and energy sectors. I am an entrepreneur and have some business in motion to support this endeavor. My team and I would love to be a part of these developments.  Remember guys, Los Angeles does Big things.

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For wrong drivers on freeways.

Place wrong way spikes at end of off ramps. So that cars entering off ramps will get blow outs and not make it onto the freeway.  Cars exiting would not be damaged.  I am sure cost of lives lost and emergency services are much higher.

Jessica

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Help out with Department of Mental Health

I volunteer as WOW worker for the Coastal API in Gardena, Ca and they need new computer for the clients running on XP for job application and help with art decoration. 

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REDESIGNING THE WAY EMPLOYERS AND JOB SEEKERS INTERACT

PLEASE FIRST REORGANIZE THAT:

www.worksourcecalifornia.com/default.htm

THIS IS RIDICULOUS

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L.A My Love

I love L.A, her boulevards and streets so wide, the scent of the ocean breeze fills my nostrils as I drink of her beaches, and dine on her streets in the early morning dew, I love L.A.

I love L.A, the busyness of her freeways the 5, 405, 10, 101, and others as I taste her asphalt and concrete and my eyes view skyward towards her palms, I love L.A.

I love L.A, as I view her majestic mountains and hills so high, they appear to reach for the sky and the beauty of their snowy peaks in winter, I love L.A.

The names, Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Olympic, Santa Monica, Sunset, Melrose, and I could continue forever and ever, I love L.A.

Venice, Long Beach, Will Rogers, the PCH, and into Malibu, as the Pacific marches up her coastline and the waves sometimes caress sometimes crash her shores. I love L.A.

Her people so diverse, from every land, every creed, every culture, woven into a beautiful rainbow hued tapestry, and it is that tapestry that makes her unique and strong, I love L.A.

Lest not forget the downtrodden, the poor, the disaffected, let us not turn our backs on them and say maybe another day. Let us set our faces to the shining sun, let everyone share in her promise, let everyone share in her opportunities, and let us all say the L.A's better days are ahead of her. I love L.A.

As we southern Californians, and Angelenos rise and face the challenges, let us not forget why we are here for if we do forget it will be paradise lost, don't do that. Let us set ourselves, our fortunes, our lives through low taxation, low regulations, but keeping the basic services that all Angelenos deserve, and together build and rebuild this city for this city has not lost its destiny, we need to recapture it. We are a city of destiny, we are a city of diversity, and we can be that city that is the powerhouse of innovation, and be that shining city by the sea that can and must be the example not only for California but our beloved country, I love Los Angeles California, my love my dove my most perfect one, I love L.A

Peace

Erica Baker

 

 

 

 

 

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Use PSA's to protect pedestrians!

Please produce PSA's to protect pedestrians!  Growing up in L.A. I was taught that "the pedestrian ALWAYS has the right of way", and found that everyone seemed to practice it. The rule was stressed, with much emphasis, in driver's ed. in high school. Simply put, we were taught that "when a pedestrian steps off the sidewalk- you STOP, whether they are in a crosswalk at a lighted intersection, a marked crosswalk without a light, or any 'implied' crosswalk between any two corners, anywhere!". And, common sense , of course, dictated "anywhere else on the street", too.  

I do not believe the majority of drivers today, are aware that that is a law; in part, probably, because so very many of them have come from other countries where, presumably, CARS must have the right of way; and/or because students are not receiving sufficient driver's education in our schools, before getting behind the wheel of a car on our streets.  

The bottom line is, that as an avid walker, although I always make a point of crossing at a light, a marked crosswalk, or at least between two corners (the majority of drivers really don't even seem to know that that constitutes an "implied crosswalk"), I have found the situation for pedestrians to have changed dramatically over the years. I am frequently honked at, sworn at, and on several occasions nearly hit (actually having to jump out of the way to avoid it), by so many drivers who apparently sincerely believe THEY have complete right of way on, and control of, the roads- to the point that they have the right to be abusive, or even potentially harmful to people daring to impede their travel by causing them to stop so they can cross the street!!   EVEN in MARKED crosswalks!!!!  

This proves these drivers are simply not educated about our driving laws, and is why there are many more pedestrians being hit and killed on the streets of Los Angeles than there used to be.

More education in school would be helpful, but that wouldn't reach or impact those who learned to drive in other countries.  I think, therefore, in order to protect the multitudes of walkers in L.A., the city, or state, needs to use PSA's regarding the matter to reach all drivers; placing them on all networks, including (or most importantly) on foreign-language channels.  The hope being that such PSA's could make as much difference for the safety of our streets, as the "Crying Indian" PSA's of the 70's had on "littering".  Until those PSA's covered the airwaves, everyone I know, just threw litter out of their car windows- but, after the PSA's no one even considered doing so!

Please, the high percentage of walkers in this city need you to educate new generations and immigrants- produce PSA's informing that "Pedestrians have the right of way!"

Thank you.

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City-Wide Resident-Feedback App for City/County Employees

Dear Mr. Mayor,

I have been in the customer service business since I took my training in this field back in 1977. I believe Los Angeles has the opportunity to make a great jump forward in terms of the quality of customer service which city/county employees provide to residents. All we need to do is make a minor investment in technology--an investment which will pay for itself 1,000 times over in the years ahead.

The idea is to provide a free app for the phones of all residents, which they could use to scan a bar-code on the badge of a public employee. After a customer-service interaction between the resident and the public employee, the resident would be able to scan a bar code on the public employee's badge, then fill out a 20-second survey on the quality of customer service the resident experienced.

All results would be public, transparent, and available on the web, instantly.

I think you'll see great results from this effort--and productivity savings too. As I learned in the Air Force, when customer feedback is measured, customer service improves.

Hope to year from you!

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Politics and Green Energy

Everyone talks a big game when it comes to green energy but when it comes to the LADWP following through with metering existing and ready systems there is months of waiting.  How much energy has been wasted during this heatwave by solar systems just waiting for a meter and to turn it on after months of waiting???

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More Water Saving Rebates

I'm shocked that more isn't being done about the drought. A VERY easy start would be to offer free water saving products or at least - Big Rebates! I know there is a rebate for rain barrels, but it isn't enough. We need free rain barrels, rebates off of water walls, rebates off installation of grey water systems. Let's go!

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Fair Hourly Work Schedules for Workers Employed at LA Businesses

I applaud Mayor Garcetti's support to increase the minimum wage here in LA. What is equally critical is for Mayor Garcetti and the City of LA to advocate municipal legislation which limits the ability of businesses to distribute only temporary employment to its employees, where employees are required to work six days a week at 4-6 hour shifts.  A business should be required to have a minimum of 50% full time employees as well.

It will be more productive and equitable for workers to work 3 - 8 hour shifts.  Many part-time working mothers are penalized because they are required to work more days and have less time to spend with their families. Students have less flexibility to attend classes and workers who need additional employment to supplement their part-time job have great difficulty architecting their schedule because employers frequently require 4 hours shifts six days a week.  Reducing 4 and 6 hour shifts will help mitigate traffic as employees will be less likely to work two jobs per day and therefore require less personal or city transportation to and from a second part-time job.

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los angeles should build a desalination plant

why hasnt la built a desalination plant for fresh water ?? a desalination plant would supply la with alot of fresh water no matter how much of a drought california is in just sayin la is so close to the ocean why not do it ??

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Improve the 405

Please help Los Angeles drivers on the 405 freeway.

Thank you.

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