CV Town Council updates and topics for discussion in the coming months.
GUSD Candidate Debate. Our March 19 council meeting will feature all five candidates running for Glendale school board. We decided on a debate so you can hear unscripted responses and how the candidates think on their feet. Councilmember Claessens will be the moderator accompanied by a member of our youth council who will be asking questions submitted by our local youth. Candidate questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be streaming the debate live too. A link to watch the debate will be posted to our website by Monday, March 16.
CVVOTES.Org – Get Out the Vote on April 7. This year the CV Council is working to help get out the vote for the April 7 school board election. We are not endorsing any specific candidate. We are, however, endorsing the election and need every resident to get out and vote for school board. GUSD is a neighbor in our community and what happens in and around our schools can have a direct effect on all of us. Parents, residents and our youth 18 and older are encouraged to get out and vote. All La Crescenta polling places can be found at CVVOTES.org. Election Day is April 7.
15-Gallon Trees for $10. Doing a landscape project or simply need a few trees to spruce up the yard or patio? As a fundraiser, CV Town Council has approximately 300 15-gallon trees available for purchase. Tree orders must be placed no later than March 25. To place your order, visit our website www.thecvcouncil.com and click on Earth Day Tree Order. There are over 25 varieties including some natives.
Earth Day is May 2. This year the council will host an Earth Day event in the parking lot of Rosemont Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your shovels and your wheelbarrow as there will be a large dumpster of free mulch for the community. In addition there will be an e-waste drop area. The Green Club from CV High School will have a booth and the Tree People will be on hand as well.
Sagebrush. There have been remarks made lately about the Mountain Avenue Park re-entering the negotiations in the Sagebrush territory transfer. The GUSD board of education made a promise to this community and Mountain Avenue Elementary School parents that this park was “off the table.” This council and community will hold our district accountable to their promise no matter what the circumstances may be that has brought this topic back into the conversation. GUSD and LCUSD will meet again to discuss the possible territory transfer on March 23.
Crescenta Commons Tiles. So, where are the tiles? Please do not worry; they are coming. All 172 tiles are handmade and over 80 tiles are completed at this point. We were hoping to have them installed over spring break, but all of the tiles must be complete before installation can begin. We will be posting some of the finished tiles online so you can keep up with the process. Rest assured it is truly worth the wait as these tiles are beautiful.
710 Freeway Draft EIR. For those of you who may not have heard, Metro has released the 26,000-plus page draft EIR regarding the five alternatives to close the 710 gap. The draft can be found at Metro.net or No710.com. Come to our April 16 meeting to learn more.
Lastly, on behalf of the CV Town Council, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of 4-year-old Violeta Khachaturyan who tragically was killed by a hit-and-run driver last Friday in Glendale.
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