Ms. Hahn is a leader in rescinding the $150.00 fee that is now required as a waiver by the City.
It looks like that entire ordinance was only used one time and it probably should be removed in favor of something else in attepts to find more housing for everyone trying to move into the greater L.A. area.
I decided to put part of a letter to the editor from today's Daily Breeze on this blog and include some of my own personal comments.
The letter was from two residents of Harbor City. I decided not to print their names because the letter look so "cookie cutter" in type that we have all seen this type of letter time and again in the newspaper, I strongly feel.
"In the article she (Councilwoman Janice Hahn) also states that housing will only be allowed around "transportation hubs." Well, the Ponte Vista project is providing shuttle service which will include shuttle trips to park-and-ride facilities, shopping centers and entertainment destinations."
I need to ask these two writers how long they believe this “amenity” will last once Bob receives his entitlements and leaves the actual building and management of the site to others? Who will pay for this “shuttle service”, all the homeowners or just from the kindness of Bob Bisno?
"The development will also have an Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus line serving the development and a carpool service for residents."
Again I must inquire of these two authors, are you stating that Ponte Vista will have its own bus line only serving residents of Ponte Vista? If so, will you please indicate any other developments of equal projected size that would have its own bus line?
"These are good traffic solutions that a development of single-family homes will not offer." Actually, the MTA will probably add stops on its regular bus lines that have been around for years, even if single-family housing is built.
"As a matter of fact, the community and Hahn should be aware that single-family homes generate a significant amount of traffic. Actually, more traffic per household than a senior condo or a non-age-restricted condo or town house."
Only the first sentence is true. Single-family homes do generate more traffic than “a senior condo” or “a non-age-restricted condo or town house”. The writers fail to tell you that there would be 800 senior condos, 100 town homes, and 1,000 condos if Bob gets his way. The only traffic count that would be larger in a single-family development would be PM peak hour. The other 23 hours of the day, Bob’s development would generate more traffic and Bob has stated as much.
"It's time to stop the sound bites and for our councilwoman to work with the developer of Ponte Vista to provide real housing solutions for our seniors, our children and our working families."
Please don't think I am singling out these to writers and attacking them personally. They are two individuals who might have enjoyed some compenstated entertainment or perhaps received vouchers for free dinners, I don't know. But if you read their "script" carefully, one cannot help to feel that they have swallowed some of Bob's special "Kool-aid".Well, there are thousands of individuals who have made up their own minds and have used their own words to challenge the B.s. (Bisno supporters) who seem to stick to word usage that looks suspiciously scripted. The last paragraph of the letter looks like it was taken directly from some printed material that has been seen time and again coming from BDC.
Do you see what happens when the B.s. (Bisno support) provided, is based on information provided by Bob and his bunch, without regard to true facts and real issues? Ponte Vista would never be able to fall under the “Smart Growth” plans because it is not and will not be close enough to transportation hubs that “Smart Growth” proponents use. There is no light rail nearby, other than the red cars, and the closest real transportation hub is about 7 miles away near the 110/91 interchange.