A powerhouse of a letter from presidents of organizations representing 240,000 stakeholders was sent to Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson on Wednesday asking that Studio City be kept in one district.
Earlier versions of the redistricting had Studio City (now divided into three council districts) all in one compact area, but when Toluca Lake residents urged a change to go into Council District 4, parts of Studio City was left out once again.
The letter is signed by John Walker, president of the Studio City Neighborhood Council; Alan Dymond, president of the Studio City Residents Association; Judy Price, president of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association; Anthony Braswell of the Valley Village Neighborhood Council and Mary A. Garcia, president of the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council for Northeast and Northwest North Neighborhood Councils. All of them are volunteer organizations.
The letter (a copy of which is attached above) requests:
One community does not recognize itself as being in the Valley, Toluca Lake. The Commission has relocated them from draft Map CD2, to CD4. We cannot argue what a community wants however, this move created a spillover, which has taken away important areas of Studio City, specifically the Metro and the Campo De Cahuenga, which are located in Studio City.
Since Studio City will suffer the consequences and incur the most negative impact of any future development of the Metro, we respectfully request that you keep both the Metro and the Campo in CD2.
In order for Toluca Lake to be in CD4, may we also request that you reexamine the boundaries/lines and not cut so deeply into areas that are of great importance to our communities.