Our Latest Objection’s To The City

Our latest communication with the City relates to the inappropriateness of the scheduling a telephonic-only hearing to speed things along for Millennium, when the Final EIR has not even been issued.

As we note:

We object to the “bum’s rush” that the City and Millennium are giving the public regarding this dangerous and illegal project.… Read the rest

Important article on the Millennium Hollywood Center scandal. Although the title is:

Hollywood earthquake faults make proposed skyscrapers unsafe, says opposition group


it’s not just us, the “opposition group,” saying this. Take it from the Federal government and the State of California.

On May 8 and July 16, 2020, the United States Geological Survey and the California Geological survey issued official reports showing multiple active earthquake fault lines running through the Millennium Hollywood Center site.… Read the rest

Can You Keep A Secret? Millennium Partners Can! * UPDATED *

**  UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 4, 2020 **

[  Note that the link to the California Geological Survey letter to the City on the CIty website is broken as of August 4, 2020.   The Public Comment section has been significantly combed through and weeded out.   CGS’s letter, among several dozen public comment letters are no longer on the City’s website.… Read the rest

City Council, Raymond Chan and Millennium

 

Raymond Chan, was the Mayor Garcetti appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS).   After resigning, Chan served a year as a Los Angeles deputy mayor for economic development until June 2017.    It was under Chan that Millennium’s improper seismic studies were accepted and approved by LADBS. … Read the rest

STMH & Attorney Robert P. Silverstein Won the 2013 Millennium Case, but the Community Needs to Rally Again!

 

 

In April 2015, STMH was victorious in our trial against the Los Angeles City Council and  Millennium Partners, LLC.  The Honorable James C. Chalfant threw out the EIR and all of Millennium’s project approvals, agreeing with us that the EIR was fatally flawed on 5 different grounds.  Chalfant states in part: “There were many aspects Caltrans wanted you to look at, that you didn’t look at.””… Read the rest

LA Times Interviews STMH Attorney Robert Silverstein

Morrison-SilvertsteinLA Times writer Patt Morrison profiles our attorney Robert Silverstein in a well conducted interview. It highlights the moral and ethical values that guide Robert in his quest to bring justice and a level playing field to the battle between the citizens and the politicians.

A few highlights from the article:

“In this county, the power to rezone property involves the power to create great wealth, and the effect of
corrupt action by a public official in these matters, in my opinion,is just as reprehensible as taking money from the public treasury.”

Read the rest

The City Approves Geology Findings Rejected by State Geologist

finalApHere’s the good news. The judge doesn’t care what the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) says about the earthquake studies submitted Millennium Partners, LLC.  Judge Chalfant determined that the City violated CEQA when it disregarded the concerns of Caltrans,
pursuant to Pub.… Read the rest

Residents and Developers – A World Apart

There was a fascinating debate on KCRW’s Which Way L.A., moderated by Warren Olney on the disparity between residents and developers and shown in the following quotes from developer Mott Smith and our community-advocacy attorney, Robert P. Silverstein.

“A recent study … looked at Environmental Impact Reports that had gone to court under challenges like the ones we’re talking about here.… Read the rest

Millennium Loses Battle in Court – Beverly Press Article

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 5/07/2015

Judge invalidates EIR for controversial Hollywood project

 

The long and winding story of the Millennium Hollywood took another twist last Thursday when a judge issued a ruling to halt the $1 billion project, likely forcing the developer to go back to the drawing board and create a new environmental impact report (EIR).
Read the rest

Judge says NO to Millennium!

Millennium crushed

 

Today the Hollywood Community won an important victory reaffirming the ability of the people to direct the future development of Hollywood. We have demonstrated to our elected officials and to the City Planning Department that they will not be allowed to impose upon us the failed “Transit Oriented Development” planning model and the destructive “Regional Center, Commercial” planning policy.… Read the rest

Millennium Trial Postponed 10 Days; Nepal Earthquake Sets Backdrop

On Saturday, April 25, the devastation that comes from massive earthquakes was on front pages around the world. A 7.8 near-surface quake hit rural Nepal resulting in thousands dead. The implication is clear for us living in a dense urban area near the surface-rupture Hollywood Fault which Dr. Dolan estimates last broke conservatively (that’s the low end of the range) with magnitude 7.0.… Read the rest

Seismological Society of America Tours Hollywood Fault

The Seismological Society of America just last Thursday, April 23, concluded its annual meeting in Pasadena. On Friday, April 24, USC geology professor Dr. James Dolan led a field trip of the Hollywood Fault for the attendees.

http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2015/fieldtrips.php

Here is the field trip guide:

http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2015/SSA15_FTGuideFinal2.pdf

Note the drawing on page 7 — 130 meters of left-lateral displacement of the Hollywood Fault at Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell Dr.… Read the rest