Neighborhood Council Vote on Wilbur Road Diet

This is the MOST IMPORTANT and FINAL meeting regarding the Wilbur Ave. street configuration.
The public should attend. Especially those who live in the neighborhood!

We fought HARD to get the board to have the meeting within the boundaries of the neighborhood where the street resides. Come out and represent your interests.

The LADOT will be presenting it’s proposed plan to the audience for questions and to the combined Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council and Northridge West Neighborhood Council boards for a FINAL secret ballot vote. Yes. I said secret ballot. I have contacted the city attorney about this, and am awaiting a written verification that elected representatives can hold a secret ballot. Some members of the Northridge west board have vowed to make their vote public. As a representative of the people of Northridge West I will make my vote PUBLIC as well!

Why the short notice?
The Northridge West Neighborhood Council eeked out a motion last night intentionally giving only 6 days notice of when the final presentation and LADOT vote is occurring. After howls of protest from BOTH anti-road diet people and pro road diet people in the audience, President Tom Johnson insisted and pushed hard to get a vote to pass a motion to have the meeting this Tuesday the 15th public notice be darned! After a 6-6 tie another vote was taken passing the motion 7-5. The date was to be confirmed today which it finally has. We have 6 days to get the word out. HELP!!

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

6:00PM to 8:30PM Come out even if you are late!

Where: Noble Middle School Auditorium – 9950 Tampa Ave.
Sponsored by: Council District 12 (CD12), Northridge West Neighborhood
Council (NWNC), & Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council (PRNC)

Please consider that our friends in Porter Ranch are going to need a LOT of parking. Lets be sure to welcome them with plenty of space!
We will be hosting a group walk to the meeting. No matter how you feel about the road diet,


South end walk meet at 5:30pm
Start location is the Prairie and Wilbur Crosswalk and heads north on
Wilbur… meet at the beginning or come to your nearest Wilbur corner and
join us as we walk up to Superior and join with the North Walk group!

Let’s make some friends and discuss the issues
as we enjoy the neighborhood. Daylight savings time is this weekend,
it will be a perfect evening!

North end walk meet at 5:30pm

Start location for the north is at Mayall and Wilbur.
Head south to Superior where we will all meet and walk
to Nobel Jr. High for the meeting.

NO HARD FEELINGS no matter what your position is.
Let’s make some friends and discuss the issues
as we enjoy the neighborhood. Daylight savings time is this weekend,
it will be a perfect evening!

Lets have some fun with this and get to know each other.

Gonna be LATE? No problem. Send me your name and I will pre-fill a speaker card for you!


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