This call for help with the coming storms comes from local realtor and Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Member, Tomi Bowling:
We have on our list of Emergency Call outs: access to a group of nursing students, a possible ham radio operator, people to handle traffic control, labor for sandbagging, logistics drivers, help with evacuees, a paramedic, someone managing logistics for the schools/evac centers, few people with pick up trucks, a place to house up to 30 horses, we need more.
We also have someone organizing places for people to go and hang out or stay. We need to have it all organized by Monday. It starts tomorrow and by Monday we should have had our first few inches of rainfall. We have around 30. We need a lot more. Please contact Tomi Bowling and let me know what you are available for. 818-353-9143. Please step up.
Admininstrator/Exec. Comm./Case Mgmt. Comm. – SFV LTRG (San Fernando Valley Long Term Recovery Group)
National Director – Citizen Action Team Relief Database
Disaster Coordinator – Do Your Part
Thanks to Ben Fury for this info. I can’t be there due to a work conflict, but I definitely want to know what gets covered in the meeting. The PDF of their presentation raises more questions than it answers.
Need to get the word out…
NPS has plans for us!
Read up on Alternatives A, B and C and then come tell the National Park Service (NPS) what you think of their Alternatives.
and the Preliminary Findings PDF file:
Alternative Concepts – Public Meetings Presentation (2.3 MB, PDF file)
Public Meeting: Alternative Concepts Presentation and Public Comment
San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study
Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts
10/28/2009 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northeast Valley City Hall Auditorium
7747 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga
You’re invited to provide your ideas and comments on the alternative concepts
Description: Come and meet the planning team and learn about the preliminary study findings and alternative concepts. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas and comments!
The Public Information Meeting hosted by Council District 2 was well attended by both residents of Big Tujunga Canyon and by representatives from the Forest Service, L.A. City and L.A. County Fire Departments, and by the Unified Incident Commander, Mr. Mike Detrich (sp?). There were also a number of reporters from the L.A. Times, CNN and local television stations, and at least one radio station (KNX).
Although the speakers from the various firefighting agencies tried to address questions about how the Station Fire was handled, the overall feeling among residents was that key questions were left unanswered, or even ignored. At times the anger was obvious, and tensions on both sides were high.
Given the large number of people present, few questions could be addressed during the brief Q&A period. Pat Davenport, the Field Deputy for Council District 2 and referee for the meeting, offered to field questions that remain. Residents can contact her directly via e-mail at: Patricia Davenport <Patricia.Davenport@lacity.org>. Alternately, questions can be submitted through the Angeles Rising website and will be directed to the appropriate party.
For more information about the ongoing discovery process related to the Station Fire and it’s impact on Big Tujunga residents, check out the L.A. Times article listed below.
Just a quick reminder that the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council is having a meeting Monday night with the United States Forest Service, County of Los Angeles, LAPD and LAFD regarding the Station Fire. The official agenda is below. For a PDF version of the flyer, click here.
FWIW, it seems the County of LA decided to pull the plug on our CHP coverage to keep forest visitors out. They have declared the canyon a “construction zone” and left signs, but without some kind of law enforcement reinforcement, the signs are worthless. I know that I saw a bunch of folks in the canyon while I was on my way to work this morning, and I’ve had reports from others to that effect as well.
The County’s “executive decision” might be something we residents should ask them about, especially since public dangers remain and clean-up of residences is not complete. Just a thought.
Continue reading →
STNC LUC MEETING – Monday September 14, 2009
Report by M.K.Gleason (formerly Cabin #34, La Paloma Tract, Big T Canyon)
Although the STNC is about the City of LA, this meeting of the Land Use Committee was specifically to provide a forum for anyone affected by the Station fire. Lots of cabin and former cabin owners were present. There were also people from many organizations (most of which already have posting on this website) as well as others who live downhill from the Angeles Forest. Continue reading →