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*ACTION ALERTS*

12-12-2009

Dear Concerned Citizens:

 

Hello SHOT/ODPA Members & Friends,

Just a word to tell you that the Christmas Tea was a wonderful success! Everyone loved it. We sold out at the first two tea times and had a good showing at the third. Thanks to everyone who helped plan, set up and do this year's Chrismas Tea; we couldn't have done it without you!

Reminder that the updating of the General Plan draft is before the City Council. The Council is hearing public input on this Tuesday, Dec. 15, and plans to make a decision on Tuesday, January 19th. Although many of you sent emails to the Planning Commission requesting that SHOT/ODPA be included in the wording in the General Plan, the city staff explained that we are not included because we are not a quasi part of the city (as is the Torrance Historical Society), and other organizations were not named (there is no other preservation organization in the city of Torrance), and staff is not certain that we will be around in twenty years--the length of the general plan. Commissioners Browning, Bush and Skoll stated that they believed that SHOT/ODPA has made significant contributions and should be included. Chair Weideman asked staff to explain what was explained to them--I've already stated it. The Planning Commission did not approve the General Plan, as is, but rather sent it to the City Council for their review. So, the short of it is, please send your comments to the City Council, and please make every effort to attend one of both of the meetings. In addition, SHOT made some suggestions regarding the wording in the history section of the general plan--ie. the boundaries are listed incorrectly and the description of the original city is a "Y" which it is not. We will be bringin this up again on December 15 and January 19th. In addition, we have sent a letter to the City Council, City Manager, and City Attorney, and have attached a copy for you. Please feel free to use any of the points made in the letter in your emails, letters, or comments at the hearing. Below is the email from the Community Development Office. Email comments to The Mayor and Council Members via cddgeneralplan@torranceca.gov

Thank you for caring about preservation in the city of Torrance. Together, we are making a positive difference for our city and for the kids of tomorrow.

Best Wishes,
Olmsted Districts Preservation Association
Working to "Save Historic Old Torrance" for the kids of Tomorrow

 

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