Hearty congratulations to the Class of 2021 at Crescenta Valley High School and to the CV Town Council (CVTC) scholarship recipients from our community: Community Service – Alden Marriot of CVHS, Brandon Lau of Clark Magnet; Academic Achievement – Kimberly Blood and Connor Harvey of CVHS. Post-Secondary Goals – Sarah Ricci of CVHS, Alex Abnous of Clark Magnet.
On May 28, in opposition to the potential release of a sexually violent predator into La Crescenta, a letter was written to Deputy District Attorney Grobeson:
“On behalf of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, we write to express our vehement opposition to the potential release of a what appears to be a recidivist sexually violent predator into our bedroom community.
“The proposed placement address for Calvin Grassmier is 5632 Freeman Ave. in La Crescenta, which is one mile from Two Strike Park and circa two miles of the La Crescenta Library and at least half a dozen schools (Rosemont Middle School, Monte Vista Elementary School, Mountain Avenue Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, La Crescenta Elementary School, and Cloud Preschool). Echoing our Supervisor, Kathryn Barger, for the 5th District: We are disgusted and gravely concerned that the Los Angeles Superior Court is considering the placement of sexually violent predator Calvin Grassmier into La Crescenta. The Crescenta Valley community cannot be an option. We strongly and vocally oppose this outrageous proposal and urge you to dissuade the judge from permitting this dangerous person from residing in our safe, family-oriented neighborhood.
“As you well know, sexually violent predators have a high likelihood of recidivism. Mr. Grassmier has already proven that he is a recidivist, making his entry into our community a non-starter.”
At the May 6 Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting, the LUC voted 6:1:1 (Chris Kilpatrick abstained as a CVTC member) to present to the CVTC its recommendations regarding the Housing Element being developed by the Dept. of Regional Planning (DRP) under the State of California mandate to increase the number of affordable housing units within the County of Los Angeles. Please refer to the document giving a brief description and timeline of the Housing Element that is posted on the CVTC website. The proposed letter to be sent to DRP was amended to include items 5 & 6 at the LUC meeting held on June 3, 2021 and will also be posted on the CVTC website as soon as possible.
The LUC has discussed with the DRP the possibility of a more even distribution of the housing units proposed for Montrose to include the commercial portions of the Foothill Boulevard corridor. The development of this corridor is governed by the La Crescenta-Montrose Community Standards District. The LUC requests that the CVTC reach out to the community as we continue to pursue this option with DRP. The Planning Commission public hearing will take place in August.
Crescenta Valley Town Council recognizes June 2021 as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and urges everyone to recognize the contributions made by members of the LGBTQIA+ community and to actively promote the principles of equality, liberty and justice. The Crescenta Valley models, advocates, actively supports and promotes the inclusive and respectful treatment of all community members.
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Harry Leon, President
Crescenta Valley Town Council