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Road Diet Community Outreach Meeting Tonight

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org

Tonight is the final community outreach meeting for the City Council approved test-case conversion of Honolulu Avenue from four travel lanes to three travel lanes (“road diet”) between Orangedale Avenue and approximately Whiting Woods Road. If you have questions or concerns, this is your opportunity to bring them up and let your voice be heard! City officials are encouraging cyclists, residents, property owners and anyone else who has questions to attend.

The public meeting is to make sure the community knows about the planned road diet in Montrose and what to expect. This meeting is your chance to talk about any concerns you might have regarding the impact this plan will have on traffic, parking, pedestrian safety and the quality of life in this area. Don’t miss this opportunity. The community outreach meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way.

Here is a reminder of what the road diet means: This test-case conversion will include the installation of a designated bicycle lane in each direction. The road diet is to test the viability of dedicated bike lanes on Honolulu Avenue. The Glendale City Council ordered the test case in an effort to provide a baseline for how road diets work. Glendale’s Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan includes a more bike-friendly approach and this test will determine if others can be installed in more areas of the city. The lane reconfigurations are planned to last nine to 12 months.

Anyone who would like more detailed information about the road diet can log onto www.honoluluroaddiet.com, contact the Chamber office at mvcc@montrosechamber.org or call us at (818) 249-7171.

We are still accepting donations for our Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser. For more information about making a donation, please contact the Chamber office at or mail a donation of any amount to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, 3516 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208.

We would like to take this chance to say thank you to the sponsors of our 16th Annual Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser: Monster Energy Drink, Tuition Magician, Oceanview Investments Group, Crescenta Valley Insurance, Crescenta Valley Weekly, Andy’s Transfer and Storage, Glendale NewsPress, Super Shuttle, Suarez and Associates at Dilbeck Real Estate, Montrose Bakery, Montrose Travel, New York Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, Embroid Me, Callaway Real Estate, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Three Drunken Goats, Sake Sushi, All in 7 Stop Pizza, Assemblymember Mike Gatto and the Friends of  Anthony Porantinno.

Don’t forget: For only $99 you can become a member or renew an outdated membership. Becoming a member ensures your business listing in our 2012-13 directory and a listing in our online digital directory. The directory is a great resource that is used by many people in the community.

Upcoming Events
Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is your chance to properly dispose of any unused or unwanted prescriptions and rid them from your medicine cabinet. Drop off locations include the CVS Pharmacy in Montrose and Rite Aid Pharmacy in La Crescenta.

May Montrose business mixer is a Country Western Hoedown and takes place on Wednesday, May 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Andy’s Transfer and Storage, 3464 N. Verdugo Road, Montrose. Drinks and food provided along with great raffle prizes.

Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser is on Thursday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Golf Course, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road in Tujunga. At 4:30 p.m. we will have our scholarship ceremony when we present the scholarships to the winners.

Taste of Montrose is on Sunday May 6 on Honolulu Avenue. The Taste of Montrose is a wonderful opportunity to get a small “taste” of the many fine participating local restaurants. Tickets are available for purchase at the Chamber office.

Verdugo Mountains 10k Trail Run and Hike is on Sunday, May 6 and begins at Brand Park. Log onto www.runtheverdugos.com for more information.

12th Annual Foothills Relay For Life is a 24-hours event from 9 a.m. on May 12 to 9 a.m. on May 13 at Clark Magnet High School, 4747 New York Ave., La Crescenta.

Artwalk is on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. Artists will be on hand to display their work and music will be filling the air.

Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial on the northwest corner of Honolulu and Ocean View.

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