The Department of City Planning sent out a Notice of Public Hearing today scheduled for August 26, 2020 at 9:30am.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
CALL NUMBER: (213) 338-8477
when prompted enter this meeting ID number: 924 8586 5202, #
In a recent STMH Post we dared to ask the question if City Officials intended to drive over the cliff with Millennium Partners. … Read the rest
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
** 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
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
On April 16, 2020, the Department of City Planning dropped the 13,000-page Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), kicking off the 45 day window for public comments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Garcetti had nothing to say when the flood of requests were made by residents to extend the public comment period – during the pandemic.… Read the rest
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
Please see this May 26, 2015 Wall St. Journal article about our Millennium battle.
“If you are doing development within any proximity to a freeway-which includes a great deal of development in Los Angeles-you’re now going to have to consider Caltrans in your process in a greater way than before,” Mr.… Read the rest
CityWatchLA.com July 29, 2014 by Jack Humphreville
WHO WE ARE – Hollywood’s neighborhoods and residents are under attack by big time real estate developers who are investing billions in too many to count high rise residential and commercial buildings along the three mile stretch of Hollywood, Sunset, and Santa Monica Boulevards between Western Avenue and the border with West Hollywood.… Read the rest