prelim details LACC Meeting 6020-07

Congratulations, El Sereno!!!!!!!!!!

Today, LA City Council voted to require supplemental environmental review for a sprawling project on Elephant Hill, one of the last remaining undeveloped hillsides in northeast Los Angeles . This is a tremendous victory for the community of El Sereno.

Together with fellow Council Members Reyes and LaBonge, Council Member Huizar skillfully debunked the myth that the City of Los Angeles was not empowered to do anything but approve the project. And, now, an expansive development will be reviewed to ensure equitable environmental protection for the working-class residents of El Sereno.

The vote was 8 aye's - 2 no's as follows:

Dennis Zine (CD 3) - (213) 473-7003
Tom LaBonge (CD 4) - (213) 473-7004
Bill Rosenthal (CD 11) - (213) 473-7011
Eric Garcetti (CD 13) - (213) 473-7013
Janice Hahn (CD 15) - (213) 473-7015
Ed Reyes (CD 1) - (213) 473-7001
Bernard Parks (CD 8) - (213) 473-7008
Jose Huizar (CD 14) - (213) 473-7014

Greig Smith
Jack Weiss

Thank you to the El Sereno residents, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Chatten-Brown & Carstens, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and countless others for their continuing support. As the environmental review gets underway, we will inform you of opportunities to participate.

Special thanks to the many Elephant Hill supporters from Northeast Los Angeles who called, wrote and attended the meetings at City Hall; this victory would not be ours without you!!

PLEASE call or email the Councilmember Huizar and thank him for his courageous leadership. Special thanks are also in order for Councilmembers Reyes and LaBonge for their stalwart support of environmental protection of the residents of Los Angeles.

Councilmember Huizar: or 213-473-7014
Councilmember Reyes: or 213-473-7001
Councilmember LaBonge: or 213-473-7004

Please send your thanks to the other Councilmembers who voted in favor of Huizar's motion (see names and numbers above).

More details on the hearing and outcome will be forthcoming; please stay tuned.

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