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
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
See our attorney Robert Silverstein’s latest letter about the Millennium Hollywood Center scandal.
New reports from the United States Geological Survey and the California Geological Survey find multiple active earthquake fault lines cross the Millennium Hollywood Center site. They basically say that approving skyscrapers there would be illegal and insane.… Read the rest
Please see today’s LA Times article where LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian says:
“I would be disgusted if we had to drive through downtown Los Angeles for generations and see buildings marking the city skyline that were achieved through bribery and corruption.”
Does Krekorian believe this plague of corruption stops in downtown LA?… 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
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
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