Crescenta Valley Town Councilwoman Sharon Rhagavachary said she wasn't sure she agreed with the study's finding on school enrollment, adding that school enrollment is maxed out and the town is "land poor" when it comes to places to build school additions.
But she said Tuesday that "Regional really did their homework," referring to proposed design standards that the Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning devised to place some restrictions on building multi-family housing.
"They thought about the big picture," she said.
Residents discovered at a meeting in February that many of the lots in Montrose were zoned to accommodate multi-family residences and they called for down-zoning, which won't be on the table at the upcoming meeting.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Regional Planning in March to begin a study into the possibility of down-zoning certain areas from a multi-family to a single-family designation, while imposing an interim ordinance restricting any further multi-development proposals.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who submitted the motion, told the group that his office had received a number of phone calls and e-mails from residents and real estate agents in support of the proposal to consider permanent zoning changes.
Michael Lawler, a spokesman with Crescenta Valley Heritage, said he is disappointed that the upcoming meeting won't address the issue of down-zoning — changing the zoning from multi-family to single-family — which the heritage group and many others stumped for to help preserve the look and small-town feel of the community.