NEWS FROM CVTC » Leslie Dickson

Thank you to the entire community for turning out for the Parks Needs Assessment meeting on Jan. 30. We had several officials from Supervisor Antonovich’s office present including Sussy Nemer and Kathryn Barger. We also had the entire staff of the Los Angeles County Parks and Rec Dept. on hand to answer questions from our residents. Many great ideas were given including some smaller projects that can become community projects, Eagle Scout projects or service days. Our youngest participant suggested new handball courts at parks. I feel grateful we live in a community that values the opinions of all of its residents, regardless of age. The Crescenta Valley Town Council will make the results of the meeting public once the report is generated.

The February CVTC meeting will have two guest speakers: a representative from the YMCA will be present to discuss its newest acquisition and the services provided to the community. A representative from L.A. County Public Works will present information on traffic studies, what they are and the most recent results of a traffic study conducted on Briggs. We encourage the community to attend the meeting and ask questions.

The CV Town Council for years has been giving scholarships to local high school seniors. It’s that time again! We will soon post the 2016 scholarship application and due date on our website.

This election season will have several local races that affect our everyday lives. If we consider the things that local government provides on a day-to-day basis, they include schools, transit, water supply, waste and sewage disposal, emergency responders, parks and many other essential services. The seats for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors-5th District, 43rd Assembly District, and the State Senate will all be open this year. The CVTC will work to bring candidates to the residents so they have the opportunity to be informed as the election season approaches. The first candidate to visit the Crescenta Valley will be Mitchell Englander. Englander is a Los Angeles City Councilmember who is running for L.A County Board of Supervisors. We will be welcoming him to town council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 at
7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

The Town Council is also excited about an upcoming event we are hosting with the Friends of La Crescenta Library. This March 12 fundraiser, “A Literary Evening,” is a showcase of published authors from the Crescenta Valley. Look for more information on this in the next few weeks.

Leslie Dickson is the president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council. She can be reached at