In response to the article regarding Wilacre Park (March 26), we should like to correct the statement that the final private owners of the property had planned to build 50 condominiums on it. The planned development was for 150-157 condominiums, a considerable difference.
Further, there seems to be an implied suggestion that the Briarcliff Improvement Assn. exists to oppose all development, which is untrue. Our association was formed for the purpose of protecting the quality of life in our area and in the mountains generally and we continue to work for the kind of restrained development which enhances, rather than destroys, that quality of life in order that something of beauty will remain for future generations to enjoy.
This small association has a number of achievements to point to with some pride of accomplishment. For example, in 1952, we introduced and were largely responsible for passage of a new cut-and-fill ordinance which is used to this day, establishing stringent rules for grading in the hills.
Briarcliff also helped found the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns. Inc. (more commonly known as the Hillside Federation) in 1952. That organization has subsequently grown to encompass 41 homeowner groups within the Santa Monica Mountains.