Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Menlo Property: City Council Voted Today*

Photo: August 13, 2009. There's room for a trail behind the Sam Menlo owned Riverglen Apartments. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's appeal of the 120 unit condo development for the Menlo Property goes to a vote in City Council today. The City failed to require a General Plan Amendment to remove the trail from the property despite the trail being in the Community Plan since its inception in 1984.

If the City fails to require a Plan Amendment, it will set precedent for planned trails to be easily removed from future developments without going through the required public process.

See also:
Today's LA Times
Menlo Property: Political No Man's Land

*UPDATE: The appeal was denied on the consent agenda.