TOWN HALL on the TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S TRAVEL BAN and EXPANSION OF FEDERAL DETENTION/DEPORTATION

When:    Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 7 pm
Where:    Glenfeliz Elementary School Auditorium (3955 Glenfeliz Blvd., LA

Brought to you by: Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC), and
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council (LFNC) 

Do you have questions about the Trump Administration's Revised Executive Order denying entry of certain persons from six designated countries? Did you know that the Order allows more countries to be added to the ban? Or the ban to be extended beyond the current 90 day period? 

Or do you have questions regarding the revised priorities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents on detention and deportation of undocumented persons? 

We will have a number of organizations providing information: 

1.    ACLU
A staff attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will explain the Travel Ban and the Expansion of Detention/Deportation Efforts by ICE Agents. Additional topics will include new patterns of Federal enforcement of immigration laws and a primer to “Know Your Rights” regarding these laws and if you encounter ICE agents. 

2.    LA City and County Offices of Immigrant Affairs
Representatives from the County Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will discuss their initiatives, including the new $10 million LA Justice Fund to provide legal defense for immigration issues. 

More details and added speakers/participants to come as the agenda is finalized!!

For more information contact the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council at board@atwatervillage.org

M&W LIQUOR PROPERTY UP FOR SALE

Got 1.1 million to spare? If you do the M&W Liquor property (2801 Fletcher Drive) is up for grabs. Asking price is just a cool $1,100,000.00. For that you get a 4,622 SF of land, a 1,760 SF building constructed in 1958, 9 parking spaces and a tenant (M&W Liquor) with a lease that expiries on June 2017. 

SMALL LOT DEVELOPER APPOINTED TO ATWATER'S LAND USE COMMITTEE

Paul Pagnone - Business Rep.  (courtesy of the City of Los Angeles / DONE)

Paul Pagnone - Business Rep.  (courtesy of the City of Los Angeles / DONE)

At their first meeting Atwater's newly elected Neighborhood Council (AVNC) board appointed a small lot developer, Paul Pagnone, to its' Land Use Committee.  

The AVNC's Land Use Committee oversees issues related to housing, land use, zoning and general community planning. The Committee also evaluates land use proposals that require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Variance. CUPs / Variances are need when a land use proposal is not allowed as a matter of right and it is often used to circumvent existing zoning; such as an increase in housing density or converting job generating commercial/industrial land to residential use.

Pagnone has reportedly worked as a real estate broker, investor and developer for 29+ years. He also seems to be a big proponent of L.A.'s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance. That ordinance allows in limited circumstances for the subdivision of a small residential or commercial lot for the construction of multiple, often higher density, homes.  

Just last November Pagnone presented to the AVNC a not-by-right proposal on behalf of Atwater Union LLC to build a new 11-unit small lot housing development in Atwater. Atwater Union LLC, a company based in the City of Glendale, has applied to convert a industrial  small lot on Casitas Ave into 11 “market-priced” residences. Despite opposition to the loss of viable industrial land by some businesses and Atwater's Chamber of Commerce the AVNC board voted to support the project.  

ATWATER LOCAL RUNS FOR U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE

Lenore Solis

Lenore Solis

Meet Lenore Solis. Local business owner, former Neighborhood Council board member and the Republican candidate for the 28th U.S. Congressional District. 

This June 7th Atwater Village voters, along with other constituents in the 28th U.S. Congressional District, will narrow the field of candidates in an open primary before the November 8th general election.  Atwater has its very own “villager”, Lenore Solis, running against incumbent Adam Schiff (Democrat) and fellow challenger Sal Genovese (Democrat). All voters, regardless of their party affiliation, can take part in an open primary and may cast votes on a ballot of any candidate. (Click here to find your polling place)

Solis is a longtime Atwater business owner, Solis & Associates, and community volunteer in both the City of Glendale and Los Angeles. She has served on Atwater’s Neighborhood Council and Chamber of Commerce boards in the late 2000’s. Solis is also remembered by some for her involvement in Atwater’s 2008 Tree Lighting Ceremony / anti-gay controversy (Click here for L.A. Times article: “Peace and love cause a big stir in Atwater Village”). 

She has also ran unsuccessfully for a seat on Glendale’s City Council in 2009. 

Related: Lenore Solis Bio Video – 2012