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Altadena Community Visioning Subcommittee Forming

Altadena Town Council is looking for three community members to serve on a subcommittee that will make recommendations about the community visioning final report.

After three Altadena Community Visioning public meetings, a draft report and a final report summarizing community suggestions, the Altadena Town Council is initiating forming a subcommittee to make further recommendations, Altadena Town Council Chair Bernardean Broadous told Patch Monday.

Since the final community visioning report is complete, the Altadena Town Council can choose to request a Community Standards District update from Los Angeles County and the County can begin initiating the update, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s planning deputy Edel Vizcarra told Patch last week.

See highlights of the final visioning report here.

The subcommittee, which will be formed by Oct. 9 and is still incomplete, will consist of two Altadena Town Council members and three community members that will take direction from the five-member executive committee and get suggestions from the community about the final report in order to make recommendations to the town council before the council possibly requests an update from LA County.

“One of our goals is to make sure there is enough community participation,” said Broadous.

The visioning subcommittee may suggest community forums to get input on the final report and Broadous said she is hoping the subcommittee can have their recommendations submitted to the town council by mid-spring.

Those interested in applying to serve on the visioning subcommittee can email Broadous at bernardean.broadous@altadenatowncouncil.org or one of the other Altadena Town Council members here.

Broadous, who attended two of the three community visioning meetings, noted the Town Council announced it was looking for subcommittee members after their last meeting on Sept. 18, during which they filled two vacant seats on the council.

Broadous said it was the Town Council’s first priority to fill the two vacancies in order to have all census tracts of Altadena represented. The Town Council’s two newest members are Ed Meyers (CT 4601) and Richard Moon (CT 4611).

Ivan G October 02, 2012 at 03:21 AM
"Visioning" is an abomination. It isn't even a word.
Lisa Hastings October 02, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Yes, we have a serious literacy problem in this country.
Leslie M Wilkins October 02, 2012 at 04:27 PM
OMG who needs literacy when language is being condensed...using only a series of letters to convey out thoughts. BTW hasn't texting replaced conversation?? Ok so visioning isn't a word but after all guys it's the idea that counts.
Alison Johnson October 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The adaptation and creation of new words in the English language is an ongoing process, and is barely approaching the linguistic creativity of the Elizabethans. See here for a list of words that were first identified in Shakespeare's works: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/wordsinvented.html http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/shakespeare-words/ It is one of the reasons that English has become the new "lingua franca" throughout the world. We don't have to like them all, but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Let's embrace our creativity; be not jaded pedants! (two of Shakespeare's words, BTW) Cheerfully, Alison (an admitted spelling pedant, for which cause there is equally much or little support)
Ivan G October 02, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I am not even sure what "visioning" is supposed to mean. Is it about the ability to see?
Lisa Hastings October 02, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Actually, the title should read, "Altadena Envisioning Process." This is because only a verb (envision) can be used to construct a present participle (envisioning). "Vision" is not a verb. This is why "Visioning" is not correct grammar. Yes, ALL languages (not just English) are constantly being reinvented. However, this is no excuse for bad grammar on an official document.
Mike Roberts October 02, 2012 at 11:20 PM
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/visioning.html
Ivan G October 03, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Or "Visions for Altadena's Future." The report seems to be more about suggestions than a process.
Lisa Hastings October 03, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Furthermore, "visions" and "visioning" refer to hallucinations or other fleeting sensory experiences.

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