As summer is upon us, your Crescenta Valley Town Council is hard at work in the community.

At our last general meeting, we awarded five scholarships to outgoing seniors from Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools. These recipients were selected from a very impressive group of applicants. This year we awarded a scholarship for a student pursuing a trade. This is meaningful since there are multiple paths to success in addition to transitioning to a four-year institution. This is also the first year that the scholarships have been funded entirely through private donations. We are proud to have this partnership as we work to support our youth.

Traffic safety continues to be a major concern in the community. The Streets and Transportation Committee routinely conveys concerns from members of the community to the appropriate agency. Since this is such a multi-dimensional issue, there are many agencies responsible including LA County Public Works, LA County Sheriff’s Dept., CHP, etc.

The Council works to understand traffic safety concerns in the community. Simply knowing that “there is a problem” is not the same as knowing “specifics about the problem.” We invite the community to take a brief survey regarding traffic safety in the Crescenta Valley. It is located on our website (

There is no excuse for illegal dumping of items in our community and we rely on everyone to keep our community clean. For all bulky items, no cost pickup is included in the monthly trash bill. To request pickup, visit

The Dept. of Regional Planning is currently drafting new residential design guidelines for all new residential construction and remodeling projects. The CVTC Land Use Committee is hard at work reviewing these draft standards and is in communication with Regional Planning. During this entire process, we will do everything we can to advocate for the community and its unique and special character.    

In attendance at our next meeting will be representatives from the Dept. of Parks and Recreation. They will be discussing potential improvements to our parks, accessibility upgrades and the various funding sources for these projects.

Our next general meeting is at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta on July 20 at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Chris Kilpatrick, President
CV Town Council