imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Supports Hundreds of Residents

by T & T Communications Wednesday, Feb. 05, 2014 at 6:36 PM
lnjlynn@pacbell.net 818.370.3216

CONCERNED VALLEY RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO SEEK ALTERNATE SITE FOR FIRESTATION 39

Van Nuys Neighborhoo...
fire_2_feb._5th_la_media.jpg, image/jpeg, 1024x682



Van Nuys, CA. - On January 8, 2014 the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC), the local governing body for the Van Nuys/ North Sherman Oaks community, overwhelmingly voted to recommend to the Los Angeles City Council that the proposed new site of LAFD Fire Station 39 be moved from the presently proposed site at the intersection of Oxnard and Vesper to an alternate location.

The many diverse residents in attendance thanked the VNNC for their thoughtful consideration and overwhelming support, and expressed the hope that that the City Council will take the wishes of the community, and the overwhelming recommendation of the VNNC, to heart and re-locate the proposed site of Fire Station 39 to an alternate site.

The proposed new super-sized Fire Station 39, an 18,533 facility according to the City’s unmitigated Negative Declaration, promises a minimum of one hundred one-way calls per day with fire engine sirens blasting at decibel levels that sound experts state will exceed lawful City sound thresholds.

The proposed site is within 50ft of the bedrooms of private homes, and the large and ethnically diverse community includes an autistic child with severe auditory sensitivity, as well as other sensitive receptors. The community is also a pathway through which hundreds of students walk daily to and from school.The proposed station includes a 4,000 gallon above-ground diesel fuel tank, which, in addition to the emissions from the emergency vehicles, would increase diesel particulates in the air and poses a significant health risk.

According to residents, the city provided inadequate notification of the proposed fire station to residents of the community, and they were provided no opportunity for input, and the Negative Declaration, which was created four years after the property was purchased, was inadequately distributed for community response.

In addition, residents expressed concerns that the Negative Declaration failed to mention any existence of an adjacent community, or the potential negative environmental impacts on that community. It also failed to mention any evidence of an environmental review of the land, or any cumulative environmental impacts from adjacent facilities (including auto body shops, auto body paint shops, chrome painting facilities a DWP substation, a Chevron re-fueling plant, cement mixing companies, & stucco companies).

“We are happy the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council heard our concerns and supported the countless households that would be impacted by this proposal. Just because fire trucks have exemptions from noise tolerance, does not mean residents in nearby homes, or outside in their yards would be protected. Studies indicate that the stress from so many sudden sirens create hearing and sleep loss, heart attacks and even strokes,” stated resident Beverley Simpson, whose home is less than fifty feet from the proposed site.

Marybeth Schwartzenberger who launched the community Change.org petition added, “In addition to the support of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council there are currently almost 400 signatures on our change.org site”

Jan Treibachs, a soft spoken woman, whose family has owned their home for 41 years added, “We are extremely pleased at the outpouring of support by the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, and look forward to the full support of the Los Angeles City Council.”


For further information:

Jeffrey Lynn - 818.370.3216
email: lnjlynn@pacbell.net

Change.org link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/los-angeles-city-mayor-and-city-council-members-mandate-alternate-location-for-fire-station-39
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
An Idea You'll Not Like nobody Thursday, Feb. 06, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Local News

KPFK is in double trouble, credit cards misused, and... A24 3:48PM

WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA A19 8:05AM

KPFK= more. Tired of the turmoil? we are too. A18 4:22PM

KPFK Work Reductions ....signs of an ending now, so soon ? A18 10:30AM

kPFK under threatening duress - even to it's long-established staff by new Gen'l Mgr A16 8:46PM

Secretive Glonvec weapons manufacturer in town A13 9:21AM

KPFK in MeltDown.NOW. A11 11:31AM

KPFK RADIO is essential to Pacifica, who also umbrellas KPFA that may be falling away A07 7:26PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Violence and Instability on Russia's Border S01 2:50AM

Paraphysique de l'origami A31 11:43PM

KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: A31 4:31PM

FL Studio 12 free download crack A31 2:40PM

How to Install FL Studio 12 Crack Free A31 2:39PM

Maidan 2.0 Eerupting in Ukraine? A31 10:08AM

Legendary Team Hack Trainer Mod A31 7:40AM

Fashion Diva Hack iOS Android Cheats A31 7:06AM

Pocket Platoons Hack iOS Android Cheats A31 7:05AM

Farewell to Homo Oeconomicus A31 6:39AM

US Presidential Aspirants Irresponsibly Bash Putin A31 6:36AM

US Presidential Aspirants Resemble an FBI Most Wanted List A31 2:16AM

NYT Features Anti-Russian Propagandist A30 12:21PM

US Occupies Yemeni Island A30 12:06PM

West Point Professor Calls Anti-War Legal Scholars Fifth Column Threats A30 10:27AM

France, Germany and Russia Back Ceasefire in Donbass: Hold the Cheers A30 6:31AM

Why the Refugee Crisis A30 4:19AM

Investigate UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness for violating UNRWA's Mandate A29 9:47PM

Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Oppose Junta Rule A29 12:45PM

Dubious Sponsor Launches Petition to End Gaza Blockade A29 11:30AM

Egypt's War on Press Freedom A29 6:56AM

Right-Wing DC Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Surveillance A29 3:04AM

Fbi methods are unconscionable A29 12:31AM

Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina A28 11:22AM

908 Environmentalists Have Been Murdered in Brazil, Many Elsewhere As Well A28 9:52AM

Wall Street Rally: Hold the Cheers A28 9:50AM

Shell paid out $15.5 Million over Saro-Wiwa Murder A28 9:29AM

Washington Intends Breaching Iran Nuclear Deal A28 5:15AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy