By Mary O’KEEFE
Tonight, Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. two of the candidates running for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors-Fifth District will be speaking at the Crescenta Valley Town Council monthly meeting.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is vacating the seat due to term limits.
Deputy District Attorney Elan S. Carr and State Senator Robert Huff will share their views on what the future holds for L.A. County and in particular the Fifth District, which includes the Crescenta Valley.
In the past, Supervisor Antonovich has been instrumental in supporting the community in several Crescenta Valley projects including the Rosemont Preserve, creating a four-way stop at Mountain and Briggs avenues, securing a crossing guard for Rosemont Middle School, working with local teens and L.A. County Parks and Recreation on a skate park and helping the Two Strike Park War Memorial and countless other projects as well as supporting events throughout the area.
Future issues will be addressed like the 710 connection, the high speed rail project, homelessness in the community, the future of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, local code enforcement and the expiration of Measure A and how that will affect our local parks.
Tonight is a continuing effort by the CVTC to bring candidates and the issues that affect the Crescenta Valley to the public. Ara Najarian will speak at the CVTC April 21 meeting and Kathryn Barger at the May 19 meeting.
The CV Youth Town Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. followed by the general CVTC meeting at 7 p.m., when the candidates will speak. The meetings are located at the La Crescenta Library’s Community Center, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.