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Week of December 28th:

        •  Seven emails to Councilmember Krekorian's office go unanswered.


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Week of December 14th:

        •  Councilmember Krekorian opposes appeal filed by the community for Riverside/Irvine project at final hearing at City Hall.

        •  Councilmember Krekorian opposes appeal filed by more than seven appellants o the Sportsmen's Lodge project.

        •  Councilmember Krekorian having no problem keeping $20,950 in contributions from Harvard-Westlake Trustees as covered in LA Times story.


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Week of December 7th:

        •  Councilmember Krekorian opposes another appeal filed by the community for Riverside/Irvine project.

        •  Eleven emails to Councilmember Krekorian's office sent by various constituents requesting a meeting and assistance.   No replies.

        •  No response to inquiries made regarding the proposed project for a 4-story 43 unit apartment complex; demolishing occupied rent-control 

            buildings.  Fire alarm variances granted.

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After going on record offering his support to have the two oldest trees in the neighborhood designated as a Historical Monument, 

Council Member Paul Krekorian, one more time actively opposed the nomination making it clear his office was 

working with developers to "work with them on the trees." 

How does this relate to historical significance of the trees?   It doesn't.  

This makes the third Historical-Cultural Monument nomination submitted and the third opposition by Krekorian.

 

So heads up people - the guy advertising himself as "Mister environment" and "Mister trees are important" is the guy cutting all of them down. 

 

Historian reports continue to get ignored when Valley Village neighborhoods are identified as being significant.   

Senior Planner Ken Bernstein and Architect Lambert Giessinger, the two employees in Office Of Historic Resources, 

continue to go out of their way to reject nominations in Valley Village, also stating how they are "committed to working with developers." 

Office Of Historic Resources will soon make its own history, when all of their inner office politics and prejudice

are properly exposed,  which the media and other communities - find 'incredibly significant.'

  

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Campaign expenditures range from $11,696 to the LA Times, to Political consultant Eric Hacopian.  

In 2006 voters confirmed "someone has signed my name on a ballot application, and it was not me,"  during a ballot fraud investigation alleging Krekorian submitted absentee ballot requests with fraudulent signatures.

One of the most excellent reads to sum Krekorian up can be found here.

Interested in getting aboard the RecallPaul campaign?     Contact:  [email protected]

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LOCAL NEWS

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Below are some articles that talk about the issues Valley Village residents have expressed throughout the years and how they were handled.

L.A. PROPOSES 3-STORY LIMIT ON VALLEY VILLAGE APARTMENT BUILDINGS

Following an outpouring of objections from residents against a city proposal to allow five-story buildings.     September, 1989

 

L.A. PLANNERS OK 3-STORY BUILDINGS IN N. HOLLYWOOD:

Development: Leaders in North Hollywood's Valley Village will seek City Council help in their fight against "stucco mountains."     November, 1989

 

NAME CHANGES, NEIGHBORHOOD DOESN'T:

Residents of Valley Village can now officially say they are not a part of North Hollywood.     February, 1991

 

MOST PROFOUND CHANGES SWEEP N. HOLLYWOOD

One economic level seeking to have its own identity.    June, 1992

 

THIS NAME IS NOTHING NEW

The Valley Village Specific Plan is the community's effort to carry out that 43-year-old identity.     July, 1992

 

NEW NAME ADDS PRIDE TO FRIENDLY TOWN:

Valley Village: Nice neighbors, convenient location and good schools keep longtime residents and attract new.    August, 1992

 

MOVING UP, BUT NOT AWAY

Real estate: Renamed neighborhoods often give residents cachet and higher property values.  February, 2002

 

VILLAGE LOCALS SAY IT'S A SLICE OF THE SWEET LIFE

If Hollywood had to create a set for postwar Suburbia USA, it would be Valley Village. Since then, the community has grown in sophistication, but it has not lost its family-friendly edge.   January, 2006

 

BIGGER ISNT BETTER, SOME RESIDENTS SAY

A clash over huge new homes on average-size lots has divided Valley Village and led to an L.A. ordinance that would limit the size of houses.    July, 2007

 

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