By Mary O’KEEFE
The Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting is tonight in the La Crescenta Library Community Room. Normally the general meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month however it was changed so not to interfere with high school graduations scheduled for June 16.
A Land Use Meeting will begin at 6 p.m., an hour before the general meeting. The Land Use Committee will hear a presentation from a developer concerning an Oak Tree permit for 2752 Francis Avenue. Public comments and questions are encouraged.
The General Meeting begins at 7 p.m. One of the issues covered will be an update on the Crescenta Valley Dog Park.
Four years ago a group of people began work on getting a dog park in Crescenta Valley. CVTC President Cheryl Davis was candidate Davis when she began campaigning for the park. She had joined the group of dog advocates a few months before she was elected to the council. Davis has been working on the park ever since.
“I think the hardest part was getting the [Los Angeles] County to agree to do a dog park,” Davis said. “They [LA County] had never done a park before.”
In fact the Crescenta Valley Dog Park has become a flagship for other areas within the County that also want a park.
The original group grew into Community Volunteers for Dogs Off-Lease Gathering and Socializing or CV Dogs. They gathered about 2,500 signatures in favor of the park and began their research.
They spoke to a group in Pasadena had been successful in completing a dog park.
“We talked to them about how they worked with the city and County,” Davis said.
CV Dogs partnered with Pasadena Humane Society and began raising funds to help support their effort.
Davis said the County did their own research into dog parks and they all compared notes.
After looking at debris basins at different parks, CV Dogs and the County came to an agreement on Crescenta Valley Park.
“It will be in the corner of Dunsmore and Honolulu avenues at the far north end of the parking lot where there are all those trees,” Davis said.
Tonight’s meeting will be an update by the County. Davis is hoping there will be receiving a timeline for construction. At the last meeting County officials said they were presenting the project for public bids.