Herbert Piken, the developer of the shopping center at Coldwater Canyon and Ventura boulevards, attacked the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. in a letter published on March 19.
Residents who live next to the shopping center deserve protection. They deserve to be able to sleep at night and be able to park in their neighborhood.
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has the legal ability to impose restrictions on liquor licenses. The residents have a right to utilize these regulations for their protection.
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. is concerned that an unarrested facility will be detrimental to the surrounding neighbors. We understand why Mr. Piken wants to prevent restrictions on his shopping center. We hope that he can understand our concerns.
Elmassian is secretary of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn .