The hearing is over, the comments were recorded and noted, the process of sifting through all of them and making an intelligent recommendation to the planning commission remains. Through it all, it would seem that those that favored keeping the current zoning and thus reducing infrastructure demands especially when it came to traffic, provided compelling reasons and facts to support their positions.
On the other hand, it seems like it was the same old song of potential jobs, more business, increased tax revenue, senior housing and "workforce" housing, ball fields, shuttle buses and traffic mitigation that propelled the supporters. Emotional arguments that belie the fact that building this project as proposed is not just a bad idea, but one that will, as one R-1 supporter put it, "turn our dream into a nightmare." It's a nightmare that we would have to live with for a long time to come.Below are a few comments that were submitted from R-1 supporters. We are sure you will agree that a reduced density is the only way to help preserve and maintain our quality of life. Just click on the name to view the comments.
Dan Dixon, President, Northwest San Pedro Neighorhood Council
Diana Nave, Board Member, Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Pat Nave, R Neighborhoods Are 1
Janice Hahn, Councilwoman, 15th District City of Los Angeles
John Greenwood, Chair, Ponte Vista Community Advisory Committee