The Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council has rocked Councilman Paul Krekorian with a Sunday-session unanimous vote and an attendant accusatory two-page letter on the Samoa Avenue affordable housing project which includes the following text:
You stipulated that your support of the project is being dependent on this project being developed in accordance with the Foothill Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan and its Design Guidelines and Standard Manual ordinances, that the developer double the number of parking spaces originally proposed, that the developer maintain an open dialogue with the STNC addressing community concerns, and that the project remains consistent with the nature of the community. Unfortunately the developer has utterly failed to carry through on any of these conditions.The letter goes on to allege that an "incomplete" project application was filed by the developer as recently as August; the City is ordinarily not able to proceed with project review until an application is complete, yet the City has moved forward on the project.
The action and letter follows a scathing attack by Congress of Neighborhood Council paladin Cindy Cleghorn on Saturday and a blistering brief on the situation by attorney Noel Weiss on Friday. Krekorian's office told street-hassle in early April that the project on Samoa "isn't the typical 1818 project the Councilman railed against."
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