The article by Megan Garvey in The Times on Aug. 14 ("Canyon Uproar") trivializes the extent of opposition that exists in Sherman Oaks to the planned expansion of Buckley School.
The committee of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. is circulating a petition to obtain signatures of those homeowners in the community who oppose the proposed expansion. Except for parents whose children are attending or have attended Buckley School, there has been almost unanimous support for the petition by the neighborhood. This includes the residents on Stansbury Avenue, Valley Vista Boulevard, Camino de la Cumbre, Coy Drive and Beverly Ridge Drive.
HENRY LIPSON, Sherman Oaks
Re "Canyon Uproar," Aug. 14. Approximately seven years ago, when my family moved to Sherman Oaks, two things happened.
We joined a well-known homeowners group, the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., or SOHA, and we enrolled our sons in a top-rated school, Buckley. My sons have received an outstanding education while I have learned many lessons about the conditional-use process described in Megan Garvey's article. I have met some terrific people from Buckley as well as from the surrounding neighborhood but have been very disappointed in the role SOHA has taken between the two groups.
Ms. Garvey stated SOHA in January sent a letter to the city Planning Commission opposing any request by the school to change its conditional-use permit.