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Thursday, January 20, 2005
Community Council considers Bundy Campus of Santa Monica College, Exposition Blvd. light rail
Mar Vista Community Council's (MVCC) board of directors approved a Santa
Monica College Bundy Campus resolution and an Exposition Boulevard Light
Rail resolution at its meeting Thursday, January 11th.
The board also approved changes to the council's by-laws, subject to approval by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), the City of Los Angeles department that has jurisdiction over authorized Neighborhood Councils such as the Mar Vista Community Council.
The by-laws can be viewed on-line at www.mvcc.org
SMC BUNDY CAMPUS The Santa Monica College (SMC) Community District board of trustees has asked consultants to develop a full master plan and environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed Bundy Campus at 3171 Bundy Drive in the Mar Vista area.
Greg Brown, director of planning for Santa Monica College, told the Mar Vista Community Council board of directors January 11th, that a proposed master plan and EIR for the college's Bundy Campus in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, would address all issues related to building the proposed Bundy Campus.
Brown said that once the master plan and EIR are released, public hearings would be held prior to any construction beginning on the proposed Bundy Campus.
The Bundy Campus resolution asks that the SMC board of trustees:
The resolution also stated that the Mar Vista Community Council:
opposes issuance of a certificate of occupancy for any building on the Bundy Campus until a master plan and EIR are completed in compliance with the law;
rejects findings and conclusions of the current mitigated negative declaration by SMC for the renovation project of West Building #4, and rejects all proposed alternatives by Kaku Associates, traffic consultants for the campus project; and
supports Airport Avenue as the safest, most viable access to the Bundy Campus, and wants to prohibit buses from operating within the boundaries of the campus.
EXPOSITION LIGHT RAIL The Exposition Boulevard light rail resolution the board approved recognizes continuing developments in the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) planning process and urges the MTA to develop a light rail connecting downtown Los Angeles to downtown Santa Monica that:
The Mar Vista Community Council has scheduled a stakeholder meeting for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23rd, at Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd. (near Federal Avenue), Mar Vista.
Residents are asked to complete a survey, which will be available at the stakeholder meeting.
The survey will address issues pertinent to Mar Vista and the surrounding communities.
For those not attending the stakeholder meeting, the survey is available at the Mar Vista council's Web site by clicking on "Stakeholder survey," at www.marvistacc.org
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