Goodbye September, Hello October!

The Crescenta Valley Town Council/Streets and Transportation Committee has been working diligently with the CV Sheriff’s Station, CHP and the Dept. of Public Works, LA County to ensure our students have a clear and safe route to their schools. In August, the Council convened an emergency meeting with the GUSD superintendent, principals of local public schools and the deputy from Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office. Also included were the captain from the CV Sheriff’s Station and two CHP officers. The Council has posted on its website the “Safe Routes to School” maps for Monte Vista, La Crescenta and Mountain Avenue elementary schools. Public Works is looking into providing additional crosswalks and/or crossing guards at Raymond Avenue and Los Olivos Lane and Henrietta and La Crescenta avenues.

The safety of our students is extremely important to the CV Town Council and since 2018 it is the goal of the councilmembers to do whatever we can to provide a safe environment for our students to get to school. Public Works is currently evaluating the need for a crosswalk at the intersection of Los Olivos Lane and Raymond Avenue, near Rosemont Middle School. It will take approximately 12-16 weeks for the completion of the study.

Our nation is also less than a month away from elections. We want to make sure everyone is informed on voting procedures. Early voting begins Monday! Every voter in LA County will receive a ballot in the mail. The Glendale/La Crescenta area has nine ballot drop off locations, including outside the Montrose Library, at Dunsmore Park (4700 Dunsmore Ave. in Glendale/La Crescenta) and outside the La Crescenta Library on Foothill Boulevard. Voters can turn in their ballots at a ballot box, drop it in the mail (no postage necessary) or bring it to a Voting Center. Those who still want to vote in person can bring their ballot to a Voting Center.

It is also voting season for the CV Town Council. For those who would like to be part of the Council, applications can be found on our website at or on our Facebook page. Deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 19. Applications can also be emailed.

Mark Your Calendars! On Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Crescenta Valley Mental Health Town Hall is being held at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. Combating substance abuse and prioritizing mental health in our community are key Council objectives. The town hall will feature Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health Lead Manager James Coomes, and Glendale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian.

Pancake breakfast is back! On Saturday, Nov. 5, the pancake breakfast will be held at the quad at the Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta. From 7 a.m.-11 a.m., folks can stop by and pay $12 ($10 in advance) and enjoy a complete pancake breakfast. This event is held in partnership with Supervisor Kathryn Barger, GUSD and CVHS with proceeds dedicated for CVTC scholarships and other CVTC programs. To purchase tickets in advance, Venmo @CVTownCouncil.

On Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. a presentation will be made at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. on what parents and kids need to know about fentanyl.

Illegal dumping continues to be a huge problem in our community. It is also a huge safety and health concern for our community members. It is a disgrace to our community to dump trash wherever. I drive around daily and see mattresses, furniture and other items that have been left out for days. Take pride in your community! We are not a dumping ground. Residents in La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge who have bulky items that have been dropped at their residences or in their neighborhoods can call (888) 838-6746 or download The Works iPhone or Android applications. Anyone who witnesses illegal dumping in the unincorporated portion of LA County can call (888) 838-6746. We are in this together.

As always, I look forward to seeing you at our Oct. 20 general meeting of the CV Town Council starting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. Please contact CVTC at

Harry Leon, President
Crescenta Valley Town Council