Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Meeting
Wednesday August 10, 6PM to around 9PM
Porter Ranch Community School
THE SHOPPING CENTER PROPOSAL WILL BE DISCUSSED and voted on again.
ALSO BELOW IS A CALL TO ACTION TO WRITE AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS ahead of time!
Agenda, address and meeting documents here:
They are considering submitting this excellent letter. We suggest you all read it…on Page 10 of this link:
It covers many points and problems with the proposed shopping center.
*** It DOES NOT say there should be no shopping center. ***
Save Porter Ranch is not opposed to a shopping center either. We just want it to be appropriate to our community, and to enhance the community, not enhance the developers needs.
*** The fact that the developer Shapell has proposed that we (LA City and Porter Ranch) GIVE them 2 FULL acres of property in exchange for a "community room" in the shopping center. A privately owed, minuscule room in size and community value vs. 2 ACRES of prime PR real estate. Retaining those 2 acres for the public, and more, was negotiated & agreed to in the Plan for PR some 25 years ago & they are trying to get out of honoring it. These acres were to be for use as community center, childcare center, library, etc.) We've gotten none of those. This was hard fought in the past so that the developers could build all these homes and businesses going up everywhere. Now they want to take it away and Mitch Englander wants to give it away. He already passed a motion to pave the way to change the previously negotiated agreements…to give away the land. He is on record supporting the project as proposed, give away and all.
We need to STOP that and keep that land for public use.
We ask that residents write letters and send to the
in support of the developers honoring their agreements.
*** We certainly DON'T need 12 more apartment buildings and all those people. How about a school?
*** We also believe that there is limited need for a 5 STORY HOTEL WITH 105 ROOMS and banquet facility for local residents. Some…of course. But ANYTHING that is built will get some use by PR area residents. But will the traffic and congestion it brings enhance or degrade the character and enjoyment of our quaint and somewhat bucolic community? Is the occasional hotel room need worth THAT 27/7 price?
*** We also are concerned about huge digital signs they want to raise to advertise the place. From the freeway, PR will look like a truck stop or Las Vegas…we're not sure which.
*** The Environmental Impact Report is decades old also. It does NOT take into consideration the many changes in the area since it was completed. It most assuredly does not consider the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon facility and the many more people that will be put in harms way.
PRNC will be discussing and taking public comment on these item.
PLEASE COME AND COMMENT!