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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1986
The Reasonable Limits Initiative, which would cut in half the allowable size of commercial buildings adjacent to residential neighborhoods, has the full support of the Van Nuys Homeowners Assn. We are actively involved in collecting signatures for the petition to qualify it for the November ballot. The charge by Robertson that this is a cause championed only by the affluent elite should be laid to rest since in fact we, the non-affluent in Van Nuys, are in favor of it. The passage of this initiative will benefit anyone who values the little bit of elbow room we have left.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1998
Re "A Maker or Breaker of Community?" May 3. I have lived in Van Nuys for nearly 30 years. I had heard that a Van Nuys Homeowners Assn. existed but was never able to find information about [it]. Then The Times' "Today's Agenda" announced that the [group] would meet. I decided to attend. There were about 50 to 60 people in attendance. I was the only person who resided east of Sepulveda Boulevard. Several pamphlets were available along with a card offering membership. I brought the card home, completed the information, checked the box indicating I would serve on a committee and mailed it with my check for $25.00, the annual fee. That was the last contact I had with the association.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary ordinance restricting apartment construction in Van Nuys and northern Sherman Oaks. The measure, which was unanimously approved, puts tight controls on apartment construction while city planners revise the area's community plan this year. Under the ordinance, which was sent to Mayor Tom Bradley for approval, no building permits will be issued for multifamily complexes that are not in keeping with the existing community plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1994
City Councilman Richard Alarcon's recent motion to create a sixth police division in the San Fernando Valley deserves the full support of every resident in the Valley. The councilman points out the need to concentrate a larger police presence in the higher crime areas, while relieving the five existing police divisions of being too spread out to effectively control the high-crime pockets. While some resistance to his plan may grow out of a concern over available funds, the recently enacted federal crime bill should help implement this plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
Our organization adamantly opposes Mayor Tom Bradley's proposed tax on the sale of Los Angeles homes. A new tax that is linked solely to the sale of homes is not only unfair, but is discriminatory because it places an unfair financial burden on only those buyers and sellers of property in the city of Los Angeles. Because of the city's budget deficit, we suggest the mayor look to independent agencies, such as the Department of Airports and the Harbor Department for sources of revenue, as opposed to further burdening the homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993
I commend the Los Angeles Times for the decision to provide a Commentary page forum for the debate over the proposed routes of the Valley east-west Metro Rail line ("Valley Rail: A Link That Also Divides," Aug. 29). Don Schultz, in his continued misleading comments to gain support for his choice of the Ventura Freeway elevated alternative, cites a $1-billion-plus savings if this proposal is accepted for construction. I must take exception. He elects not to inform the public of the whole story behind the reason that the proposed Southern Pacific Burbank branch alternative increased in construction costs in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1998
Re "A Maker or Breaker of Community?" May 3. I have lived in Van Nuys for nearly 30 years. I had heard that a Van Nuys Homeowners Assn. existed but was never able to find information about [it]. Then The Times' "Today's Agenda" announced that the [group] would meet. I decided to attend. There were about 50 to 60 people in attendance. I was the only person who resided east of Sepulveda Boulevard. Several pamphlets were available along with a card offering membership. I brought the card home, completed the information, checked the box indicating I would serve on a committee and mailed it with my check for $25.00, the annual fee. That was the last contact I had with the association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1994
City Councilman Richard Alarcon's recent motion to create a sixth police division in the San Fernando Valley deserves the full support of every resident in the Valley. The councilman points out the need to concentrate a larger police presence in the higher crime areas, while relieving the five existing police divisions of being too spread out to effectively control the high-crime pockets. While some resistance to his plan may grow out of a concern over available funds, the recently enacted federal crime bill should help implement this plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1994
Your Aug. 26 letters to the editor column contained a letter questioning my representation of Van Nuys. The portion of Van Nuys to which the letter referred has been part of the 11th Council District for only about three years. Many of the problems that exist there I inherited from the council members who preceded me as Van Nuys City Council representative. To solve them, my staff and I have been working closely with the Van Nuys business community, the Van Nuys Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Planning Commission approved zoning revisions Thursday to the Van Nuys and North Sherman Oaks community plan that restrict the height of most buildings to three stories and could curb skyrocketing population increases. Van Nuys homeowner representatives cautiously praised the changes, because existing zoning laws permit apartment and condominium construction that could lead to a 96% population increase in the area, from 116,958 people to 229,000. Under the new zoning, apartments could house up to 153,028 people, a 31% population increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1994
Your Aug. 26 letters to the editor column contained a letter questioning my representation of Van Nuys. The portion of Van Nuys to which the letter referred has been part of the 11th Council District for only about three years. Many of the problems that exist there I inherited from the council members who preceded me as Van Nuys City Council representative. To solve them, my staff and I have been working closely with the Van Nuys business community, the Van Nuys Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1994 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dilemma faced by the homeless citywide, Van Nuys residents who have long complained of aggressive panhandlers and vagrants sleeping in their entryways last month shot down a proposed 150-bed shelter that would take some of those people off their streets. The drama played out quietly, garnering little attention outside the Sepulveda Boulevard neighborhood near Saticoy Street. But it highlights the competing interests and philosophies often involved with homelessness. "When we are threatened with something that has an adverse effect on our neighborhood, we react to it," said Van Nuys Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993
I commend the Los Angeles Times for the decision to provide a Commentary page forum for the debate over the proposed routes of the Valley east-west Metro Rail line ("Valley Rail: A Link That Also Divides," Aug. 29). Don Schultz, in his continued misleading comments to gain support for his choice of the Ventura Freeway elevated alternative, cites a $1-billion-plus savings if this proposal is accepted for construction. I must take exception. He elects not to inform the public of the whole story behind the reason that the proposed Southern Pacific Burbank branch alternative increased in construction costs in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
Our organization adamantly opposes Mayor Tom Bradley's proposed tax on the sale of Los Angeles homes. A new tax that is linked solely to the sale of homes is not only unfair, but is discriminatory because it places an unfair financial burden on only those buyers and sellers of property in the city of Los Angeles. Because of the city's budget deficit, we suggest the mayor look to independent agencies, such as the Department of Airports and the Harbor Department for sources of revenue, as opposed to further burdening the homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Planning Commission approved zoning revisions Thursday to the Van Nuys and North Sherman Oaks community plan that restrict the height of most buildings to three stories and could curb skyrocketing population increases. Van Nuys homeowner representatives cautiously praised the changes, because existing zoning laws permit apartment and condominium construction that could lead to a 96% population increase in the area, from 116,958 people to 229,000. Under the new zoning, apartments could house up to 153,028 people, a 31% population increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary ordinance restricting apartment construction in Van Nuys and northern Sherman Oaks. The measure, which was unanimously approved, puts tight controls on apartment construction while city planners revise the area's community plan this year. Under the ordinance, which was sent to Mayor Tom Bradley for approval, no building permits will be issued for multifamily complexes that are not in keeping with the existing community plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1994 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dilemma faced by the homeless citywide, Van Nuys residents who have long complained of aggressive panhandlers and vagrants sleeping in their entryways last month shot down a proposed 150-bed shelter that would take some of those people off their streets. The drama played out quietly, garnering little attention outside the Sepulveda Boulevard neighborhood near Saticoy Street. But it highlights the competing interests and philosophies often involved with homelessness. "When we are threatened with something that has an adverse effect on our neighborhood, we react to it," said Van Nuys Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commuters riding the Metrolink train to downtown will have to take a shuttle bus to the Van Nuys train stop for at least six months after the service begins Oct. 26 due to lack of parking space there, Los Angeles city transportation officials said Tuesday. The shuttle bus from a lot half a mile away will operate for up to a year because the city has yet to purchase land for a parking lot next to the stop, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1986
The Reasonable Limits Initiative, which would cut in half the allowable size of commercial buildings adjacent to residential neighborhoods, has the full support of the Van Nuys Homeowners Assn. We are actively involved in collecting signatures for the petition to qualify it for the November ballot. The charge by Robertson that this is a cause championed only by the affluent elite should be laid to rest since in fact we, the non-affluent in Van Nuys, are in favor of it. The passage of this initiative will benefit anyone who values the little bit of elbow room we have left.
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