On June 19, 2017, the Tarzana Neighborhood Council - Land Use and Planning Committee met at the Tarzana Child Care Center at 7:30 p.m to discuss a variety of land use issues. The evening was lively, and it was easy to see how passionate the attendees were about their community. The Valley Community Plan Unit introduced the concept of the Community Plan Update to the public and invited them to attend one of the upcoming public workshops. The Tarzana Land Use Committee emphasized the importance of community attendance at the upcoming Community Plan Update Workshop that will occur on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center (18312 Oxnard Street in Tarzana).
Concerns were raised from community members regarding preservation of existing single-family neighborhoods and large lots, the potential impacts of increasing density in the neighborhood, and the preservation of potential historic areas in Tarzana. These initial topics ignited conversation regarding future development in Tarzana and will be further discussed at the public workshops. At the workshops, attendees will have the chance to voice their opinions on future policies and goals within their communities and engage with City Planning staff regarding the positive and negative elements of their community. The workshop will be loosely structured around three main themes: housing, commerce, and the public realm. The conversation and discussion continues July 27 in Tarzana.
The Valley Community Planning Division of the Department of City Planning visited the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council at their regularly scheduled board meeting on May 10, 2017 at the American Legion Post 826. The Community Planning staff were there to share the news that the City is kicking off an update to three community plans in the Southwest San Fernando Valley: Canoga Park-Winnetka- Woodland Hills–West Hills, Reseda-West Van Nuys, and Encino-Tarzana.
At the meeting Community Planning staff invited Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council to provide feedback to help shape land use and the built environment within the respective plan area.
Community Planners also requested the Council’s aid in getting the word out to their neighbors and interested parties that a community plan update is taking place in Woodland Hills that needs their input.
Four documents were shared with the Neighborhood Council to help them understand the process, as well as to help elicit their input; those items can be found here.
Community Planning staff shared a preliminary schedule for future outreach events sponsored by the Department of City Planning, and encouraged use of these workshops and online forums to share initial feedback. Staff will return to a neighborhood council meeting in June to discuss ways to collaborate with the neighborhood council on future outreach events and forums.