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29 Lot Development Proposed for “Oaks Savanna” Community

treesDS Ventures has proposed a 29 lot subdivision on a 6.2 acre area between San Feliciano Drive and Mulholland Highway at the south edge of Woodland Hills.

Opposition to the project comes from the area residents who object to the small size of the lots, the large number of lots, the traffic that would result from the development, the removal of the protected Oak and California Black Walnut trees and the resulting encroachment on the view shed.

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Westfield Village Presentations

The Westfield Company will continue with the monthly Village presentations, covering “traffic” on Tuesday, October 28th at the new Fire Station 84.

All of the sessions start at 6:30 pm and the public is welcome to attend and participate.

October 28th – “Traffic”
November 19th – “Green”
December 15th – “Design”
January 12th – “Wrap”

New Fire Station 84
21050 Burbank Boulevard
(between DeSoto and Canoga)
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Rick Cole joins the WHWCNC “Panel of Visionaries” for the Aug 16th Community Forum

Rick Cole has been City Manager of Ventura since 2004, emphasizing accountability, a balanced budget, civic engagement and smart growth.

Called “one of Southern California’s most visionary planning thinkers” by the Los Angeles Times, Cole is widely cited as an urban policy expert. He was honored by Governing Magazine as one of their nine “2006 Public Officials of the Year,” the only City Manager in the nation to earn that distinction. Governing cited his “intense focus on the details that add up to a vital city.” He currently serves as a member of the International City/County Managers Association Sustainability Advisory Committee and is a member of the American Planning Association, the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Urban Land Institute.

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Voit looks back on Warner Center

The Daily News sat down with urban developer Robert D. Voit and evaluated the Warner Center’s journey, from vision to reality to the future.

Voit, the developer behind the Warner Center Plaza and the Warner Center Business Park, addressed the tension between the area’s suburban legacy and its urban ambitions by arguing Warner Center should be bigger and denser. “It’s the wave of the future” he tells the Daily News.

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DWP Rate Hike Gets Air

Patt MorrisonThis past Tuesday, Neighborhood Council Representatives from throughout the City gathered on the steps of City Hall to speak in unified opposition to the proposed DWP rate hikes. The City Council was to vote later in the day on the motion to approve the rate hikes.

WHWCNC Director Heath Kline was unable to attend because of business but he reports that “as fate would have it, that may have been for the best because I received a phone all at 11:45 from Patt Morrison’s producer wanting a DWP MOU committee member to participate in a 30 minute panel at 1:00 pm with Councilmember Tom LaBonge and DWP GM David Nahai.”
(Listen here)
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