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Visioning Update: Subcommittee Applicants Wanted

The visioning subcommittee will make further recommendations based on the Altadena Community Visioning final report.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Altadena Town Council (ATC) revealed updates on the visioning subcommittee.

This past April and June, a three-part workshop was held by Altadena and the County of Los Angeles to start the Altadena Community Visioning process. As that was released by Los Angeles County following the three public meetings and make further suggestions.

The goal of the subcommittee is to discuss issues such as economic development, future land use, streetscape improvements, as well as safety and preservation of historical character of the city.

Jamie Bissner, Vice Chair of the ATC, provided information on the application for the subcommittee. Members of the visioning committee will be selected by the town council. Following the November town council meeting, there will be five meetings, once each month, held by the subcommittee. Following the initial five meetings, the visioning committee will seek public consideration and input. The plans proposed by the visioning committee will be then taken to the county to be approved, which is done over an 18-month period. The most recent subcommittee group was held in 1996 when the Lake Avenue Specific Plan was adopted.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to get this thing squared away,” Bissner said.

Proposed qualifications for the subcommittee applicants include Altadena residency for a minimum of five years, 18 years of age, and attendance of one subcommittee meeting. The town council is looking for individuals who have had past professional background related to business management and community involvement. According to Bissner, the applications will be available at the end of this week. They will be available online and at the Altadena Community Center. The deadline for the receipt of the application will be noted on the form.

Meredith Miller October 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I'm very pleased to read about this subcommittee, but as a business owner and stakeholder in Altadena, I'm disappointed about the residency requirement. As business owners, we are heavily involved in this community on a daily basis, and heavily invested- - sometimes even more so than residents. Food for thought. Meredith Miller Co-owner, Webster's Community Pharmacy
Aviva Rosenbloom October 18, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Would a retired urban planner be of use? We're 26-year Altadena residents - he's my husband. If he could be of use, he hasn't ever been to a subcommittee meeting...If this doesn't disqualify him, I'll ask him if he's interested. Please advise.

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