Alliance Supporters-- Your urgent help is needed-- Please click here to sign our petition TODAY (23rd February) in preparation for tomorrows Planning and Landuse Management Committee. The Alliance seeks to approve interim control ordinances #181480 and #179883 to limit excavation and hauling dirt to 5000 cubic yards for each residential project in Bel Air. Please also click here to send and automatic email to city officials supporting the Alliance's position. The email will automatically load with prefilled information... you simply have to click 'SEND' to send the email!
The excavation and hauling of dirt has been the single largest risk to the health and safety of residents in Bel Air and is endured on a day to day basis on our city streets. The result of the digging and hauling is that we have literally thousands of unsafe truck trips up and down our narrow streets and roads placing residents in danger. The Board of the Alliance has spent hundreds of hours working with our Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council and in cooperation with the Western Region Association of Councils to lobby our City Council to put limits on the hauling. With this Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) we put a limit of 5000 cubic yards to each residential project. That is enough digging to build a 5000 square foot basement under any new home. Even with the proposed ICO limitation, the digging and hauling would result in some 1000 truck trips for each property that elects to remove 5000 cubic yards of soil for a basement excavation. And this is before considering any other truck traffic for delivery of materials, grading and all the other traffic that comes with a new large house construction.
Support the Bel Air Alliance by petitioning the Los Angeles City Planning and Land Use Management Committee to APPROVE Interim Control Ordinances 181480 and 179883 as it applies to Bel Air.
From the Bel Air Alliance Board of Directors
Dan Fisk, Chairman
Fred Rosen, President & CEO
Marcia Hobbs, Board Member
Jamie Meyer, Secretary