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President Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization
It is with a very sad heart that I must confirm to you all that
Gordon Murley passed into eternity this past Saturday morning, March 11th
We have all lost a valiant guardian and a dedicated leader in our community. Gordon Murley, was a founder and long serving President of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization (WHHO) since 1994. Long recognized by LA Councilmen and Mayors as one of the most knowledgeable and articulate resources of LA’s zoning and planning codes, he was appointed to the powerful South Valley Area Planning Commission where he served as Vice President for the Commission for almost a decade. He was also one of the initial founders of the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council and represented his area continuously until his death, serving as Council Vice-Chairman and Parliamentarian for a number of years.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to his wife Silvia that she will know how much Gordon has meant to our community, but most importantly, how much he has meant to each of us.
Memorial services are being planned and when the detail are known they will be posted. You will be able to find more information on the WHHO web page. www.whho.com
May his soul rest in peace.
Next Meeting March 22, 2017
(The 4th Wednesday of the month - no meeting in either June nor July)
7:30 P.M. (SHARP)
5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
* Free Parking *
- On the Agenda -
Larry Green is the Senior Vice President of U.S. Development and Westfield's LA. Mr. Green is responsible for Westfield's Operations and Development Program for the 11 shopping centers in the greater Los Angeles area, with an asset value in excess of US $4 billion. Mr. Green joined Westfield's LA in 1993 in various capacities both in Australia and across the United States. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.
Westfield Promenade Project
What & When
The Project (Called Promenade 2035) would include approximately 1,432 multifamily residential units, approximately 244,000 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, approximately 629,000 square feet of office space, approximately 572 hotel rooms and an approximately 320,000-square-foot, 15,000-seat Entertainment and Sports Center. The proposed uses would be provided in several buildings throughout the Project Site that would transition in height from one story and three to four stories at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street, to 28 stories at the opposite corner of Owensmouth Avenue and Oxnard Street, across from the existing high-rise office towers to the south. The Project will be build in stages with completion around 2035.
This is BIG.
Oh, and did you see there will be a
15,000 seat stadium?
Come with your questions.
You can see the Notice of Preparation of Supplemental EIR Report by clicking HERE.
If you have any suggestions for future speakers or
OUR PRIOR MEETING:
Our Previous Meeting: On January 25th Councilmember Blumenfield swore in the new members of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization (WHHO) and discussed pressing issues facing the neighborhood.
Councilman Bob Blumenfield
"State of the Community"
Congratulation to the following WHHO Officers and Board Members for 2017 who were installed by our Councilman Bob Blumenfield at the January 25th Meeting. OFFICERS: President: Gordon Murley; Executive V.P.: Herb Madsen; Executive V.P.: John Walker; Treasurer: Silvia Anthony; Secretary: Nancy Porter; BOARD MEMBERS: Shirley Blessing; Dennis DiBiase; Martin Lipkin; Pat Patton; Robert Veeck; Richard Sheinberg.
We always have guest speakers to address concerns that affect you.
WHHO Board in support of Measure "S" on March 7th
The Board of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has voted to support Measure "S" - the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative ballot measure - appearing on the March 7th ballot. According to WHHO Executive Vice President John Walker, the majority of the WHHO Board members believe that passing Measure "S" will bring certainty to the City Planning process and stop the proliferation of spot zoning approvals that encourage developers to build projects that do not conform to the existing City General Plan, the existing Community Plans or the existing Specific Plans.
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Future General Meeting Dates for 2017: Meeting at held at Kaiser Hospital and the dates are the 4th Wednesday of the month: 4/26/17; 5/24/17; No Meeting for June or July; 8/23/17; 9/27/17; 10/25/17; no meeting in November; 12/6/17.
Future Board Meetings for 2017:(1st Monday of each Month. Call for the location (818)439-8850 - it will be either at at The Fire Station on Burbank just west of De Soto or the Law Offices of John M. Walker, 5850 Canoga Ave, 4th Floor, Woodland Hills 91367): 3/6/17; 4/3/17; 5/8/17; 6/5/17; 7/3/17; 8/7/17; 9/11/17; 10/2/17; 11/6/17; 12/4/17
The Next Big Projects for Woodland Hills/Werner Center
(there are many more, including, but not limited to, the Post Office property, the old daily News Building, Treeland Property, and the old Todi Property on Ventura Boulevard)
1. PROMENADE MALL
Westfield’s huge new project planned for Warner Center, Promenade 2034; A live-work community spanning 34 acres; Westfield filed plans with the city for an enormous new mixed use complex set to replace the aging ; Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills.
The project, which will bring 1,400 units of housing and two hotels to Warner Center.
2. LA WARNER CENTER
This is a huge potential project to take place on the old Rocketdyne property on Victory between Owensmouth and Canoga. It will be a
$3 BILLION project that will encompass a Master Plan for a new urban neighborhood on 46 acres in the heart of Woodland Hills.
This is its expected size: (Updated here as of July, 2015)
The WHHO will continue to monitor this project and will use all our talents to assure that it will be a project that benefits the community. Your input will be needed and appreciated.
For more information, here is a link to their web page: LA WARNER CENTER
If you have any suggestions for programs you would like to see at our future meetings, please email John M. Walker at email@example.com
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It Would be great if each of our members would take a moment and send us your email address so we can keep you up to date on developments in this community. We are part of the 21st Century you know!!
So, if you would take a moment, please send us your email address. Just put in the "subject" box "WHHO Email" and we will get the idea. Also, we will be happy to send you the Newsletter by email as well.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.
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Local Movie Schedules for Woodland Hills -
We now have a link to look up Movie Show Time's in the West Valley Area.
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POSITIONS TAKEN BY THE WHHO BOARD
1. The Board of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has voted to support Measure "S" - the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative ballot measure - appearing on the March 7th ballot. According to WHHO Executive Vice President John Walker, the majority of the WHHO Board members believe that passing Measure "S" will bring certainty to the City Planning process and stop the proliferation of spot zoning approvals that encourage developers to build projects that do not conform to the existing City General Plan, the existing Community Plans or the existing Specific Plans.
2. We have worked hard with the community to make the Westfield "Village" the best it could be for the Valley and will continue to do so in the future as well.
3. We have taken the position against the Valley Fair having a permanent home at Pierce College. We have always taken the position that this land is for Education and is to be used only for projects that are part of the education curriculum and run by Pierce, not a controlling outside entity. The 51 st Agricultural District has its own Board and contracts with all the vendors and decides what will be done. Save Pierce for the quality education it is now providing and let the administration concentrate on what the community demands it do in education.
4. Waiting for the final
proposal regarding the development on the north side of Mulholland across from Louisville High. The
proposed project originally included 39 condos in a currently R1 zoned area.
neighbors and the Design Review Board were against this. We have not taken a
final position on a proposed development on the north side of Mulholland, across
from Louisville High at
You can go to Save Oak Savanna web site, for anyone wishing to learn more or get involved and voice your opinion of the development. The web site is http://www.saveoaksavanna.org
5. Oppose the unconditional paving of dirt Mulholland.
6. Since 2004 We have opposed any further conversion of light manufacturing, small business office space to very dense apartment complexes without replacement in kind of the facilities demolished in Warner Center.
Woodland Hills Homeowner Organization, Inc. was established in 1985 as a 501c4 non-profit corporation to serve our community. You can reach WHHO through our President, Gordon Murley at 818-346-5842 or while Gordon is on a hopefully short leave of absence, our V. P. - John M. Walker, Esq. at his law office at 818-719-9181 or WHHO, P.O. Box 6368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365
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