Friday, November 30, 2007

Odds and Ends 41

Some folks are becoming more involved with sharing information and working together on development issues all over Southern California.

The Anaheim City Council recently rejected plans to have residential units built in the "resort" area of that City.

Organized groups are sharing information and helping each other deal with developments and developers who, they feel, are trying to take away some quality of life issues that existing residents and others enjoy. As these become more aware of each other and rely on help from different groups, it may be more of a sign that citizens are trying to rest more control over their environment, than politicians would like them to have.

As I have written before, there will be a hearing by the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Safety Commission, dealing with the Traffic and Circulation section of the Marymount Expansion Draft Environmental Report. The hearing will be held, beginning at 7:00 PM at Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and provide comments concerning the expansion project.

Construction work is continuing on the new Marshall's, on the upper level of The Terraces Shopping Center. When I last visited the site, I noticed that the old side entry at the former Do-It Center site has been walled up. It appears if folks park on the Caddington side of the parking area, they will need to walk around the theater portion, to get to the entrance of Marshall's.

I am not fond of walling up the former side entrance. It will make parking more difficult on the Western Avenue side of the center. I haven't heard if anything is going to be built in the area of the side parking lot, so I suppose I should ask someone at the R.P.V. Planning Department if that extra parking area may go away.

I highly doubt that any "low income" housing is being actively considered along Western Avenue, at this time, in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

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