The appearance and design concerns for Foothill Boulevard affect all of us, regardless of which government entity oversees our specific neighborhoods. CV Dogs and the Verdugo Hills Golf Course property are two more examples of issues that go beyond one jurisdiction.
Representatives from both Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office and Los Angeles City Council member Wendy Greuel’s office, as well as members of the Glendale City Council, thought it worthwhile to accept invitations to speak to the association on current issues.
Residents who have attended association meetings represent a wide array of our greater Crescenta Valley, including members of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, the Crescenta Valley Town Council, Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment, the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance and the Crescenta Valley Arts Council, to name just a few.
However, one does not have to be affiliated with an organization, nor do they need to be an elected official in order to attend and contribute to the meetings. This is a grass-roots organization in the very best sense of the term.
Rather than buy in to the opinion of a few naysayers, I would suggest residents attend a meeting and check it out for themselves.
KAREN KEEHNE ZIMMERMAN
EDITOR’S NOTE: Zimmerman is a member of the Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment board and the Verdugo Hills Golf Course Committee.