Stephen Box reports that last weekend's "Destiny in the Valley" conference, hosted by the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council, was a success. When a community comes out in force to discuss fixing their neighborhood through an improved and integrated transportation network, government agencies and elected officials take notice.
As for news, the "Destiny of the West Valley" Community Forum was a tremendous success.
Over 300 people joined us and demonstrated a significant commitment to making Woodland Hills Warner Center a great neighborhood.
The day began with the usual questions about 311 and potholes but after the "Panel of Visionaries" had presented and after Zev had urged them to take charge of their neighborhood, we ended up with an auditorium of community leaders asking "What next, what next?"
What next, indeed? Unfortunately it takes more than an excited and energized community meeting to redevelop a community. If they can keep it up, Woodland Hills Warner Center could become a hot bed for Livable Streets and Smart Growth. To read the Neighborhood Council's press release, read on after the break.