Join your fellow residents stretching across the Valley floor.
- Stand up for your Civil Rights and Liberties to thrive in your own home.
➪ Fight for your Mental, Emotional and Physical Health & Well-being.
- Protect your children & loved ones from the non-essential pollution detriment!
➪ Demand the return of reasonable Quality of Life in the Valley.
- Protect your Home's Property Value and desirability.
➪ Demand City Council correct defiance within the CEQA process on projects.
- Help confront the hypocrisy of this City's long-term carbon reduction goals.
➪ Remind City Council that they represent the masses, not just the wealthiest 1%.
- VNY's economic contributions neither substantiate nor validate excessive jets.
➪ Moderization can be achieved without redevelopment expansion.
-VNY income can be drawn from sources that do not destroy Valley environments.
Who hosts the event? QSWH and FumeFighters United will be presenting a 21 slide presentation to counter LAWA's "Vision Study" and propose alternatives to VNY development options that are more environmentally responsible and compatible with Valley communities. Renderings are included for visual benefit of proposals, and Steps to Success outlined. This presentation highlights the need for a moratorium on aviation development in lieu of critically needed studies and cumulative environmental considerations.
LAWA is once again trying to push for City Council to approve expansion on multiple parcels at VNY. Valley residents seek City Council to act responsibly by rejecting the Bonseph Helinet lease/expansion as it is not in the City's best interest and will further exasperate disproportionate harm being done to Valley residents by introducing corporate jet charter activity on a property that currently houses none. The proposal is also cited as being so egregious that it will prevent critically needed upgrades to eliminate toxic APU ground emissions. Valley residents are demanding a moratorium on aviation developments at VNY until specific requirements and studies are met, and including the ultimate implementation of a Specific Airport Plan. Operations have reached unsustainable levels to date. Expansion is not needed for economic gain. Per LAWA's 2021 Sustainability report, VNY is self-sustaining and that is what the existing Airport Plan required because anything in excess yields disproportionate harm to local businesses, communities, wildlife habitats and shared natural spaces.
How did it happen? LAWA failed to implement policy that would ensure the airport remained in balance with the communities that have existed here for over 70 years. Our communities and wildlife existed before the unnecessary and irresponsible redevelopment expansions at VNY. The VNY FBOs are all owned by BILLIONAIRES (Murdock, Bill Gates, etc), and (predominately) servicing hobbyists and Millionaires or Billion dollar corporations or other privileged parties. LAWA's actions are cited as defying directive and instead of implementing limitations on permitted structures and hardscape construction for development projects, they allowed the investors to dictate developments and leases that meet their needs, not the City's best interest, and certainly not in compatibility with the Valley's (near) 2 million residents & vast (vital) wildlife habitats.
As for the hyped "VNY Vision Study"... it has proven to be a farce to date. The Vision Study is a distraction from working on a critically needed Specific Airport Plan and if the Vision Study is intended to guide developments, then why did LAWA push multiple developments BEFORE it's completion? Moreover, if the Vision Study were an adequate or responsible tool, then why did LAWA present three unvetted Vision Board options and immediately solicit public comment and "vote" despite said options being void of any context, research, data or information that would have otherwise allowed residents to understand potential benefits or consequences of what LAWA was proposing? It is time for a moratorium on VNY development.
Impacted Valley communities, including but not limited to: North Hills East, Van Nuys, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Bel Air Beverly Crest, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, West Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, Northridge, Lake Balboa, and North Hills West. IE: CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD6, parts of CD7, natural space in CD11, and CD12.