Antonio meets with homeowers

first_imgMayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Encino homeowners Wednesday night that he supports community efforts to rein in mansionization and overdevelopment on Ventura Boulevard. At a joint town-hall meeting of the Encino Property Owners Association and Homeowners of Encino, Villaraigosa took 20 minutes of questions on the new trash fee, potholes and the Los Angeles River. The mayor said he would support limits on large, built-to-the-property-line homes. “Neighborhoods have a right to determine what the character of their neighborhood should be.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Villaraigosa has touted the idea of “elegant density” that incorporates apartments or condos on top of shops, landscaping and good design. He has also encouraged more dense development along transit corridors and near busway and subway stops. However, some homeowners are raising concern that too many tall buildings and dense projects are planned near Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and Encino. Eleven apartment and condominium complexes are proposed in the area with more than 1,100 units. “I want to hear him confirm that he does not support densification (of) Ventura Boulevard, as he’s said in the past, and that Ventura Boulevard is not a transit corridor,” said Gerald Silver of Homeowners of Encino. Villaraigosa deferred to the City Council and Councilman Jack Weiss, who represents Encino. “There is overdevelopment on Ventura Boulevard and to the extent that the council office is working with that, we’ll work with them,” the mayor said. He also pledged more synchronization of traffic signals at the most congested intersections in the Valley, and said the city would get more money for street paving if the $38 billion statewide infrastructure bond package is approved by voters. [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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