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Altadena's Visioning Process: What Did You Think?

Now that the county workshops on planning Altadena's future are completed, we want to know what you thought of the process.

Now that the Altadena Community Visioning process is over, some readers may be wondering what's next.

The big question is will the County follow up on any of the suggestions made by community members, and if so, which suggestions?  What about some of the issues where community members were split, such as new standards for commercial buildings, eliminating the height limit on buildings, or introducing traffic calming measures?

Altadena Patch will continue to speak with county officials and report on what impact, if any, this report will have any county policy in the coming weeks, months and years, but in the mean time we want to hear your thoughts.

One thing that may come out of the report, is the message to the County that people in Altadena do want to see new businesses in town; one of our earliest articles on this site was r, who suggested that most Altadena residents would prefer to live further away from commercial areas.  

The article attracted its fair share of comments from residents who strongly disagreed and inspired columnist Karin Bugge to write a .

So will the message get across?  Was the process long enough?  Did the county's consultants get enough feedback from Altadena residents?  Do you think there will be follow-up from county officials?  Are you happy with the ideas that Altadena residents came up with in the report?

Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.  

Steve Lamb June 08, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I and I believe a great many others, was discouraged by the first meeting. It seemed like many of the visioning meetings of the past where our thoughts and dreams were being reduced to word bites on post it notes. Many never returned after that. The second meeting seemed over run with people who were asking for sidewalks and high rise development on Lake, that was very discouraging and it seemed like the process had been taken over by developer shills. I almost didn't attend the third meeting at all, I am glad my wife convinced me to attend, because the consultants in their report really heard the Altadena CITIZENS and not the special interests and wrote a report that in the main I believe really represents the opinions, dreams and desires of the large majority of Altadenans. Its an excellent report, now if that can be translated into action without things getting hijacked by the development and not for profit interests, it will lead to a good future for Altadena, If what happened at Lincoln Crossing repeats, it will be hell.
Steve Lamb June 08, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I was also VERY VERY disappointed in the Altadena Town Council. Only Alan Wasserman, Saundra Thomas and Jamie Bissner attended out of 16 members. WHAT A PISS POOR SHOWING! Sadly, they are all running un opposed.
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