Friday, September 05, 2008

Odd and Ends 81

A little bird informed me that Target will have a pre-Grand Opening opening on October 8.

I have received word that at the regular September meeting of the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Safety Commission (TSC), which I am a member of, there is tentatively scheduled a public forum concerning traffic and transportation issues related to residents of Rancho Palos Verdes.

The public forum would be conducted to receive comments on what people think of the proposed mitigation for the area along Western Avenue and connecting streets, within the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Opinions coming from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) that the folks at Ponte Vista claim LADOT agrees with all their mitigation proposals, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes has a standing on mitigation proposed for areas within its border.

Also, opinions from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning also concur with LADOT and their thoughts that R.P.V. has standing on whether to accept, deny, or seek changes to proposed mitigation within R.P.V.

If the public forum is held, it will be within a regular meeting of the TSC beginning at 7:00 PM on Monday September 25, 2008.

The location of the meeting is currently stated as being at the R.P.V. City Council Chambers at Hesse Park, on Hawthorne Blvd, on the western side of R.P.V.

There has been a request made to move the meeting site closer to the Ponte Vista site, possibly at Dodson Intermediate School, but nothing about moving the meeting site has been finalized.

It is believed that comments received during the public forum will be read and/or heard by members of the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council.

The R.P.V. City Council are the 'deciders' in all matters concerning how the city deals with Ponte Vista and the TSC probably will make no recommendation to the members of the City Council.

I will post more information about the tentative public forum at a regular meeting of the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Safety Commission as I learn any new information.

There are lots of folks that seem to be 'antsy' about hearing from the Los Angeles City Department of Planning concerning their take on what should or could be built at Ponte Vista.

Please don't fret, or remain 'antsy' Information is coming. When the information is coming is something I don't know exact dates for.

I will state that 'normally' 60 days after a 'public hearing' is conducted, like the one conducted at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a report moves along through more of the processes within the Planning Department.

This doesn't mean that something has to be reported '60 days' after the hearing is conducted.

We should be in no hurry to learn what the city planners are thinking. We do certainly want them to 'get it right the first time' though, I feel.

We MAY hear something towards the later part of September, but do not hold your breath and please be patient.

The election for five seats on the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council is this coming Tuesday. I have posted information about that election on this blog or my R1 blog and my San Pedro Issues to Ponder blog.

I brought up the 'Alternative' to build South Region High School No. 15 on the Ponte Vista site at the rollout meeting for that proposed school's DEIR.

I reminded the LAUSD leaders in attendance and for the record that the 'Alternative' currently listed in that DEIR is fiction and is not a realistic, responsible, reasonable, or respectful 'Alternative' and it was just put into the document as a filler.

There is absolutely, positively no way, as long as Bob Bisno owns the Ponte Vista area that any new school of larger than 500 seats would ever go onto the site.

Yes, the site is still on too many documents as a possible site for either SRHS 15 or SRHS 14, but neither proposed school would be built there as long as Bob, myself, and several thousand others have any say in the matters.

This is just one more balloon LAUSD has attempted to put into flight that has no ability to get off the ground.

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