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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles housing tracts declared surplus military property in 1997 have touched off a fierce debate over their future, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a battle over competing public policy goals. The Navy families who lived in these Harbor City and San Pedro neighborhoods moved out nearly two years ago, after the closing of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. They left behind 545 middle-class homes, sitting on wide, curving streets near Los Angeles Harbor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles housing tracts declared surplus military property in 1997 have touched off a fierce debate over their future, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a battle over competing public policy goals. The Navy families who lived in these Harbor City and San Pedro neighborhoods moved out nearly two years ago, after the closing of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. They left behind 545 middle-class homes, sitting on wide, curving streets near Los Angeles Harbor.
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NEWS
September 22, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
Housing for senior citizens will be built on 27 acres of surplus Navy property in San Pedro if a group of local residents gets its way. In a document released recently, the San Pedro Area Reuse Committee said senior housing is the best use of the land at Taper Avenue. Los Angeles Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., who represents the harbor district, appointed the committee earlier this year to look at options for military land left vacant in the area.
OPINION
December 14, 2002
Following a realignment at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in the early '90s, Navy housing on Taper Avenue was declared surplus. The federal government transferred all of this housing to a homeless provider without informing or involving the community in this decision. In 1994, the federal law was amended to ensure greater citizen input into land reuse decisions. The reuse proposal addressed in your Dec. 5 editorial is the result of the grass-roots process required by law. At numerous public hearings, the needs of the region's homeless population were carefully weighed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1999
One item on the City Council's agenda today touches on the sensitive intersection between Los Angeles' affordable housing crisis and a community's right to decide for itself how surplus military property should be used. It also raises a challenge to the unspoken rule that council members know what is best for their districts and may proceed without significant interference from their colleagues. It's time that someone shook that rule to its foundations.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Pedro residents are seeking alternative uses for 27 acres of surplus Navy property, as doubt lingers over a homeless project that federal officials approved for the site. The property could be used as a Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy nature preserve, senior citizen housing, Los Angeles Police Department training ground, or Habitat for Humanity housing for disadvantaged families, said Doane Liu, chairman of the San Pedro Area Reuse Committee.
NEWS
September 15, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Housing for senior citizens will be built on 27 acres of surplus Navy property in San Pedro if a local group of residents gets its way. In a document released last week, the San Pedro Area Reuse Committee said senior housing is the best use of the land at Taper Avenue. Los Angeles Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., who represents the harbor district, appointed the committee earlier this year to look at options for military land left vacant in the area.
NEWS
October 13, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The use of closed military property, including Navy housing that is being abandoned in San Pedro, will be left largely in the hands of local communities under legislation passed by Congress. Under the law passed Friday, military bases are exempt from the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, which gave homeless organizations first priority on all surplus federal property. The needs of the homeless still must be addressed in plans devised by communities, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The federal Department of Health and Human Services is looking into allegations of forgery against a recently resigned official of an organization planning to set up a controversial homeless center on surplus Navy property in San Pedro. Rayford Kytle, a spokesman for the department, said Tuesday that officials in Washington will respond to inquiries from local officials about the alleged forgery and the qualifications of Turner's Technical Institute Inc.
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