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Ask Senior Citizens Where They Want to Live

August 14, 1994

* After reading of the plan to house senior citizens above retail stores along Ventura Boulevard, I would like to suggest that Councilman Zev Yaraslovsky ask the senior citizens if they would like to live in such apartments.

Being a senior with a low or moderate income should not mean that we have to be shoved into places that no one else would live in. Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., is correct in his assumption that the people with the highest incomes would not be attracted by such apartments.

I suggest that the city carefully study the issue to make sure that the senior citizens will be interested in the project. Low-income housing will most certainly not improve the status of Ventura Boulevard.

DARIA CASE

Van Nuys

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