September 26, 2009|
Now that the public comment phase of the Draft Environmental Impact Report [DEIR] has concluded, WHAT COMES NEXT? For an explanation of the battle that
lies ahead visit the Environmental Impact Report web page.
Community donations during the DEIR comment period helped us hire the specialists we needed to assist us in responding to the DEIR. A list of those
consultants has been posted on the Environmental Impact Report web
page. We thank each of the consultants who contributed to the VOICE response, some of whom even donated part or all of their time. Thank you to all
community members, organizations and businesses whose donations made this possible!
FUNDRAISING: Kicking it up a notch!
Two fundraisers are scheduled for the month of October to help us cover the costs of the fight so far and prepare for the even larger battle that lies
- Sunland-Tujunga Alliance is sponsoring "BAKE SALE
'PLUS' on Saturday, October 10 at Little Landers Park in Tujunga. You can enjoy some of the outstanding baked goods for which the STA Bake
Sales are known, receive a professional chair massage for a donation, or purchase an item or two from Party-Lite candles and home accessories.
For more information, including how you can be a Baking Angel contributing your own special baked goods, download the Bake Sale Plus flyer and share it with friends
and neighbors! You can print copies or email the flyer file. Supporting the STA "Bake Sale Plus" will help the organization cover attorney fees for
the DEIR, clearing the slate for the next phase.
- The Verdugo Hills Mens Club is sponsoring the Verdugo Hills 4 Kids
4 Ever Golf Tournament. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24th at the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. This is their
Second Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser to benefit youth. All proceeds will go to youth groups and efforts to the save the golf course.
Watch your email for a special letter from Marc Stirdivant, Chairman of the Board for Glendale-Crescenta VOICE. The letter will detail
how you can be involved in this fundraiser.
In the meantime you can download the Verdugo Hills 4 Kids 4 Ever Golf
Tournament flyer and registration form. Please share the information with other golfers and supporters of the VHGC. Like the Bake Sale
Plus flyer, you can email the flyer to friends and associates and/or print copies of the flyer to distribute.
CD2 SPECIAL ELECTION: Essel and Krekorian
Paul Krekorian and Christine Essel will be in the December 8th runoff to represent Council District #2. The district faces a number of critical issues and
both candidates will be expected to address how they plan to address those matters on behalf of their constituents. The Verdugo Hills Golf Course is one of the
important land use issues.
Although we will be providing information on how you can learn more about the candidates' positions regarding the VHGC, Glendale-Crescenta VOICE does not
endorse or work on behalf of any candidate running for political office. We do encourage voters to educate themselves about the issues and we urge
constituents to vote on December 8th.
YELLOW 'SaveTheGolfCourse.Org' SIGNS
We've been collecting the yellow signs to save for the next major push in efforts to protect the VHGC. If we've missed your sign, please email us at email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.
Why are we collecting the signs at this time? First, experience has shown us that when signs such as ours are left out over a long period
of time, they tend to deteriorate, fall apart, and ultimately are ignored. Second, when all of the signs reappear we want to be sure they
have the same kind of impact they had back in June when the signs made their first appearance.
Thank you to all who hosted a 'SaveTheGolfCourse.Org' sign! You can be sure when its time to bring them out again we contact you about putting the sign back
up at your location.
Thanks again to all the community members, organizations and businesses whose donations are helping to fund the efforts to save the Verdugo Hills Golf
Course and to protect our communities from the negative environmental impacts that would result if the development was approved.