Breaking Community News coming from the CV Town Council this month: I am proud to announce that Supervisor Michael Antonovich has secured $1 million for medians along Foothill Boulevard in the unincorporated area of La Crescenta. Over the years people have always said it sure would be nice to have medians on Foothill. Look how nice other communities look. This year CV Town Council wrote a letter to the supervisor requesting funds for medians. In addition to our request, we had some specifics when it came to landscape and sustainability. The goal is to have a beautiful drought tolerant look with the ability to capture water from street run off to maintain the medians as well as make them pedestrian friendly. We of course will want to be sensitive to business accessibility as well as emergency vehicles as we move forward with the design. The CV Town Council already has a committee focused on this project. There will be plenty of public outreach by Council, the supervisor’s office and public works. Making sure we meet the community’s needs and wants in the implementation of this project is a priority and we are thankful to Supervisor Antonovich for once again making improvements in our community a priority.
Other news from Council: Is it finally time for you to run for CV Town Council? Applications are now available on the CV Town Council website. Deadline for submission is Oct. 13 at 11:59 p.m. There are lots of projects to be completed over the coming years and we are looking for those who really want to be involved. Projects new councilmembers may find themselves working on include medians as noted above and the revisions to the Foothill Community Standards District (CSD) which will require outreach to the community, to name just a couple. Perhaps you have a passion for a project you want to bring to the community. Serving on Council is a great place to learn and bring your ideas to fruition. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in the community to run. It is truly a great experience and you will learn so much about your community you never knew. Even if you don’t have a specific passion somehow once you are elected to Council you’ll just naturally find your niche. I recommend you give it a try.
Saturday, Sept. 19 is the 8th Annual Crescenta Valley Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The tradition continues in the CV High School quad. This year you have the ability to specify where 50% of the proceeds for every ticket you purchase will be donated. Our only request is you keep it local. Please feel free to request tickets to sell as you can fundraise for your organization. So far lots of the CV teams and organizations have taken us up on the challenge. Last but not least we do serve some of the best pancakes in town. Hope to see you all there. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.thecvCouncil.com.
Want to help with a new tradition? Volunteer at the 1st Annual La Crescenta Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year La Crescenta will have its first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The main tree in front of the La Crescenta Library (2809 Foothill Blvd.) will be decorated and lit for the entire holiday season. As we get closer to the holidays we will release the date and all of the fun activities we are planning for our community. We are looking for some community volunteers to help with the planning of the event. We always enjoy help from the community, so please contact the Town Council if you are interested.
The next CV Town Council general meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library in the community room. On the agenda this month are presentations from The Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) land and water project manager as well as a representative from the San Gabriel Mountains Forever. A representative from Metro will also discuss the possibility of sound walls along the 210 freeway.
Want to learn more about running for Council or have a public comment? You are certainly welcome to join our meeting.
Please do not miss the 9/11 Remembrance Ride. If you did not have a chance to view this motorcade last year please make sure to come out along the route, stand up to remember. The ride makes its way past the local schools and then travels all the way through to La Cañada and will end at JPL. If you want to have a real sense of community pride, go and watch this event in front of or near one of the schools. Each and every one of the schools will have all of the kids out in front waving in remembrance. Rosemont Middle School was quite the tear jerking site to see. Simply amazing. The map is available on the CV Town Council website or the CV Chamber website or page 7 of today’s CV Weekly.
I certainly hope to see your application to run for Council or hear from you about working on one of our committees. This year as always there are six seats available. Three 3-year terms and three 1-year alternate terms. I hope you will consider a run to be the voice for your community.
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