For the past 2 years, your NCVV Board and members of the Planning and Land Use and the Valley Village Vision Committees have worked with noted landscape architect firm Troller Mayer to develop a plan to landscape the Valley Village section of the Tujunga Wash. Located along the western boundary of Valley Village, this mile long section of the Wash is one of the few remaining Valley sections of the Wash/LA River that has not been developed for recreational and park use.
Under the direction of Dale Liebowitz-Neglia (Chair PLU) and Sandy Hubbard (former Chair VVV) the plan was produced with input from the two committee members, Board and local stakeholders. Richard Mayer, Principal of Troller Mayer, personally supervised the development of the plan, which includes hiking paths, benches, play areas, an amphitheater, trash receptacles and doggy bag stations, and extensive drought tolerant landscaping. The plan was funded by the NCVV Board of Directors.
“This is an exciting opportunity to bring much needed park space to the west side of Valley Village” said Marc Woersching, NCVV Board member and current chair of the Vision Committee. “It is also the final critical component in the effort to fully landscape the Valley sections of both the Tujunga Wash and LA River.” Woersching has been the driving force behind the accomplishment of the landscape plan, and will now help lead NCVV’s efforts to secure support for the project.
The final plan was presented to the NCVV Board in May. An effort has now begun to identify the resources needed to develop the Valley Village portion of the Tujunga Wash.
Click here to open landscape plans.
I hope you are staying cool this summer!
Throughout the month of August, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be hosting “Summer Nights with LACMA.” This is an art project event filled with an array of exhibitions and a live DJ set. My staff will be at these events to meet with local residents and assist with any legislative or State related issues of concern.
(On Lankershim Blvd, north of Magnolia Blvd.)
8/6- Mapping NoHo
8/13- Shapes and Patterns That Make Us
8/20- Sonic Visualization of Art
8/27- Fear Itself
*The events start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
Also, LACMA is currently offering a free youth membership (NexGen) for anyone 17 years and younger. Please visit this website for more information.
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
46th Assembly District
Late last night, Stuart Simen, a founding member of Neighborhood Council Valley Village Board of Directors, passed away. In 2003, along with Peter Sanchez, Breice Reiner, Ginny Hatfield and Jody Hidey, Stuart helped coordinate the application of Valley Village to be an official Neighborhood Council. He was also a long time Board member of the Valley Village Homeowners Association. Over the history of our NCVV Board, Stuart served as an elected member (elected four times) through 2008, and served for all 14 years as our Parliamentarian.
Continue reading “Valley Village Loses Iconic Community Leader”
Your NCVV Board is pleased to announce that yesterday, June 30, CALTRANS approved permits for Soundwall Package #11, which will now allow METRO to proceed with obtaining bids for the project. There may be slight adjustments to the overall plans but we’ve been assured they will not alter the goal of awarding a contract before the end of 2016, and beginning construction early in 2017.
We are grateful to the office of Councilman Paul Krekorian and his staff, Karo Torossian and Doug Mensman, for their continued effort to push this project forward. Without Mr. Krekorian’s support this project might have missed some key deadlines.
Please join us at the July NCVV Board meeting for a complete update on the soundwall project.
The Department of Water and Power (DWP) issued a statement at 4:36pm that about 15% of homes/business power has been restored. They are working to complete repairs to the substation and have advised that most power will be restored by tonight. They did not give us an estimated time but said in an earlier statement that they hoped to have power restored by 10pm.
We will continue to monitor this and provide updates to our stakeholders. There are two Cooling Stations that are close to our stakeholders. Both are located in North Hollywood Park, just across the freeway. The Amelia Earhart Library will be open until 8pm tonight, and the NoHo Park and Rec Center will be open until 9pm.
Please feel free to visit ladwpnews.com for the latest press releases from DWP. Attached is their last statement. If you or anyone you know becomes overheated please visit one of the cooling centers. We will keep you posted as we hear more information.
Neighborhood Council Valley Village