Mission Hills Neighborhood Council is asking you, our stakeholders, to place a phone call to the office of the Councilman in support of our position to deny the construction of the 8 1/2 foot wall in an all-residential area of Mission Hills. Construction of the wall is currently underway.

Here are a few ways to contact Councilman Alarcón’s office:

City Hall Office
200 N. Spring Street, Room 470
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 847-7777 Tele
(213) 847-0707 Fax

Pacoima District Office
13630 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 756-9115 Tele
(818) 756-9270 Fax

Email Councilman Alarcón

Email the councilman’s Chief of Staff, Saeed Ali

The following is the text of the letter than the MHNC Board sent to Councilman Alarcón in regards to this matter.

Mr. Richard Alarcón:

The Mission Hills Neighborhood Council is requesting your assistance in halting the construction of a 8 ½ foot wall that is currently underway at 10355 Columbus Ave. on an all residential street.  We have already submitted a letter to you, with the specific reasons to our opposition to this project on May 24, 2011.

As of today, we have not received an official response from your office, which is frankly quite worrying and at the very least disturbing given the magnitude of the impact that our residents in this neighborhood will endure if this project is not halted immediately. We feel that it is your responsibility to act on this matter with a decisive demeanor in the favor of the majority of residents.

The Mission Hills Neighborhood Council is also requesting that your staff that handles Zoning and Land Use matters immerse themselves in this issue as a directive from your behalf as soon as possible. Our Zoning and Land Use Committee Chair, Jerrilyn Paley could use their assistance in navigating the Office of Zoning Administration.

In conclusion, the MHNC is ready and willing to spend the necessary energy to advocate on behalf of our residents. We are also contemplating to take this matter to the floor of the City Council to ask for a just recourse in this matter. Of course, we hope and trust that your office will help us resolve this matter in a positive for the residents of this neighborhood.

Respectfully Submitted,

David Guzman
President, Board of Governors

Jerrilyn Hayashi
Chair, Zoning & Land Use Committee

MHNC Board of Governors

To read a copy of the original letter to Councilman Alarcón, click here.