Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcón released a press release this weekend that has some slow-growth Santa Claritans excited and Newhall Land not-quite-so-excited. You see, he’s worried that Newhall Ranch will exacerbate traffic problems in LA and decrease quality of life for LA residents. Thus, Alarcón is urging the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to submit letters opposing Landmark Village, the first of four phases planned for the Newhall Ranch development. The full press release may be read here.
To get Newhall Land’s/Lennar’s/LNR’s side of the story, visit the Newhall Ranch website here under the banner “connecting community to nature.” Romantic, no? You can sign up to be a “Friend of Newhall Ranch”—if that’s your thing—and read about efforts to relocate and/or protect the Western Spadefoot Toad, San Fernando Valley Spineflower, Plummer’s Mariposa Lily, and other sensitive species with long names found in the Newhall Ranch area.
May the firm-but-civil-letter-of-opposition-that-doesn't-really-do-much live forever!