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Territory Transfer, Beautification Project & More

 Robbyn Battles, President Crescenta Valley Town Council

Robbyn Battles,
Crescenta Valley
Town Council

On July 8, the Glendale Unified  School District board of education postponed the vote to authorize Superintendent Sheehan to draft a Memo of Understanding regarding the territory transfer between Glendale and La Cañada school districts. During the discussion board member Armine Gharpetian requested additional outreach to our community be done before authorization was given. In response, board member Christine Walters said that enough outreach had been done and most people would not understand how bonds and ADA funding work.

Well, I have news for Ms. Walters: the Foothill community is not ignorant and I am very confident there are residents in our community who understand these numbers better than you.

In addition, she went on to apologize to La Cañada for yet another delay. In all honesty, the only apology Ms. Walters should be giving is to our community for her offensive comments. (The board meeting minutes can be found on the GUSD website. An updated FAQ can be found on the CV Town Council website.)

Off and on, town council has mentioned the beautification project on the southwest corner of Orange and Rosemont avenues. Currently the site appears to be an empty overgrown lot. In fact, this is not a lot at all but is part of an abandoned roadway. “Crescenta Commons” was an Eagle Scout project that is now being completed by Crescenta Valley Town Council. With fingers crossed and a lot of planning, the site should start to take a turn into a beautiful gathering site the latter part of this month. Trees have been trimmed and ivy removed so the grading for new pathways can begin. Shortly thereafter decomposed granite pathways and benches with dedication plaques will be mounted and native plantings will begin to appear. Right now we are looking for some volunteers within the community. We could really use a mason, drought-tolerant plants and good old- fashioned hard work. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact us.

On July 17, the new Crescenta Valley Youth Town Council will be seated. This year over 15 applications were received. This will mark the fourth year of the Youth Council.

On July 19, CV Water District wants to teach you about organic gardening and landscaping with dynamic drought-tolerant plants as well as stopping bugs without pesticides. The free class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at CV Water District offices.

The next CV Town Council meeting is July 17 at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library community room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. We hope to see you there. Comments, question or concerns can be emailed to

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