Save the Marina Marsh & Meadow 10/5 & 10/6/15

SAVE THE MARINA MARSH & MEADOW

(Tahiti Way & Via Marina)

DO YOU WANT A 288-room hotel added to the west side of the marina – or do you want a park for the wildlife and the community?

Tell Supervisor Knabe that over 90-95% of the marina being overdeveloped Public land must remain for the greater public good.

Calls or fax or email MONDAY AND you can ATTEND THE HEARINGS… THIS TUESDAY MORNING! THIS IS THE LAST UNDEVELOPED MARSHLAND of the BALLONA WETLANDS in MARINA DEL REY. .

There are four easy steps to be involved: A., B., C., and D. below!

  1. The three electeds who represent Venice/Marina Peninsula and should help – ask them to contact the three supervisors below and to ask for a POSTPONEMENT for proper environmental review OR a “NO” vote!

LA CITY COUNCILMEMBER MIKE BONIN FAX 213 473-6926 213 473-7011 – PHONE mike.bonin@lacity.org

MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI FAX 213 978-2610 PHONE: (213) 978-0600 mayor.garcetti@lacity.org

CA ASSEMBLYMEMBER AUTUMN BURKE Fax: (310) 412-6354 PHONE: (310) 412-6400 Odysseus.Bostick@asm.ca.gov (Odysseus is sr. field deputy)   We especially are requesting that Assemblymember Burke ask that the hearing be held open until the CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife can have an expert at rare small mammal species review the evidence form neighbors and Ballona Institute that rare small mammals may be on the site (that’s the food that attracts the Great Blue Heron to feed there) – so that the extent of the population there may be determined before it is approved to wipe out this population – and the last historical marsh land in the marina.  (possible small mammal populations include: South Coast Marsh Vole (also called Meadow Mouse), Saltmarsh Harvest Mouse and/or Ornate Shrew – these are all on the state’s list of SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN

  1. The three Supervisors who we are counting on to uphold the law in regards to a flawed CEQA document or a lease agreement for Sam Hardage.  (Kuehl and Ridley-Thomas BOTH represent portions of Venice)

SHEILA KUEHL Phone: (213) 974-3333  sheila@bos.lacounty.gov

MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS FAX Phone: (213) 974-2222 Email: SecondDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

HILDA SOLIS Phone: (213) 974-4111 Fax: (213) 613-1739 Email: firstdistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

  1. ATTEND the hearing now scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 9 am 500 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA

if you can attend: – savethemarinamarshmeadow@gmail.com

Secure online donations: http://tinyurl.com/marshmoney

NOTE:  There are TWO items on the agenda – #24 (approval of lease option – NEEDS four – 4 votes -this is the option being contemplated to give to Sam Hardage)

http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/97923.pdf

&

#45 (appeal on approval of CEQA/final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), Coastal Development Permit (CDP), Conditional Use Permit (CUP), Variance  – here is the link for the staff report/board letter and older accompanying documents    – if you’d like to read them:              http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/97993.pdf

FINALLY – here is a link – which is NOT located on the agenda, (RESPONSE to The Ballona Institute for an appeal letter and other public comments submitted to the Regional Planning Commission) – 

http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/98071.pdf

For more info contact :Marcia Hanscom
Executive Director, Ballona Institute
The Voice for Nature on the Los Angeles Coast
protectballonawetlands.org
(310) 823-7040

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