HEADS UP TO COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 VOTERS:
Following the footsteps of Krekorian is his Chief of Land Use KARO TOROSSIAN. TOROSSIAN recently moved to Sunland Tujunga specifically to run as a candidate for 2017 City Council Member for CD 7.
Let our experience be the lesson to show you what damage he will do to your neighborhood next. Do your research. Talk to the PEOPLE in the neighborhoods to find out their experience.
Our sources notified us just yesterday of Torossian's appearance at a public hearing where he shunned the entire room of community while supporting developers with plans for another profiteering goal.
Get to know a little bit about los angeles city councilmember paul krekorian
YOU DECIDE IF THIS IS THE GUY YOU WANT RUNNING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
CONSTITUENTS HAVE REPORTED
SENDING KREKORIAN MORE THAN 42 EMAILS
IN THE LAST 7 DAYS!
NOT A SINGLE ONE WAS RESPONDED TO
Let's make sure we disclose ALL the information Paul. 70%? Don't you mean 70% of the VOTERS? There were 124,508 REGISTERED VOTERS at the time of the last election. 8,312 may have voted for you, yes. . . but how many of those voters were your campaign contributors??
PAUL KREKORIAN ON SMALL LOT SUBDIVISIONS
ON PAPER - ALL LOOKS GOOD FOR PAUL KREKORIAN "..problems in the implementation of the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance have come to light. In many cases, Small Lot Subdivisions have disrupted the character of existing neighborhoods. They are not compatible with nearby buildings and do not relate well to the street."
YET SMALL LOT SUBDIVISIONS AND THE DEVELOPERS HAVE HIS FULL SUPPORT. WHEN IT COMES TO NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION, KREKORIAN WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. Krekorian and his Director of Planning and Land Use, Karo Tarossian, have approved every SLS request and have actively opposed the community.
MORE SPOT ZONING BY PAUL KREKORIAN
Demolition of small businesses to change the zoning for ONE applicant's Small Lot Subdivision Proposal of 12 Single Family 3-story homes with 28 parking spaces on the corner of Colfax and Magnolia. Case #: APCSV-2016-0120-ZC-SPP
Demolition of a Single Family Home for a PARKING LOT. Case No.: ZA 2015-1203(CU)
MORE ILLEGAL DEMOLITION IN KREKORIAN'S DISTRICT
11500 block of Chandler Blvd. - illegally demolished 1940's units - no compliance with asbestos or LEAD paint laws.
5300 block of Hermitage Ave. - 12 trees with juvenile birds, nests and eggs are destroyed by a Caterpillar, killing living wildlife for a Krekorian approved 4-story building; the only 4-story in the neighborhood. 12 rent-control units demolished.
Huston Street - A house cited in Survey LA as being the last remaining example of Victorian Style in the area illegally demolished and replaced by a McMansion. Also destroying a 50 year old tree.
Costello Ave. - Zoning deviation to allow a separation of 2 INCHES IN LIEU OF THE REQUIRED 12 FEET between buildings.
Demolition of another occupied Single-Family home for more Small Lot Subdivisions by Steve Nazemi on Landale Street.
PAUL KREKORIAN APPROVES ANOTHER SMALL LOT SUBDIVISION IN VALLEY VILLAGE EVICTING RESIDENTS, DEMOLISHING MORE RENT-CONTROL BUILDINGS. May 2016
Removing a public street, public parking, open space, more than 3 dozen trees and has accommodated all requests made by the developers. Another example of OUR elected official working for special interest. SIGN NOW!
TAKE THIS QUICK SURVEY - LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
Just some of the comments and feedback so far since serving Krekorian with a Notice To Recall:
"This recall is a long time coming and not just about Marilyn Monroe's house. Krekorian has failed to make good on his promise is to protect our city from developers and big business. It's all pay to play in his district. He receives contributions to his election campaigns in exchange for favors. Now he laughingly reacts to this petition because he knows we the people need over 18,000 signatures to bring his removal to a vote (which he feels will be an impossible feat to accomplish) Can you imagine? Over 18,000 signatures needed to remove a man who was only elected with only 8000 votes? His district has become a sham but we can start to fix it by recalling this consummate politician. Please join the community and sign this petition to have this useless councilman finally removed from office. He is a disgrace to the city." patch.com
"He has punished the residents of Studio City long enough. WHERE DO I SIGN!!!" patch.com
"This is one petition I will sign. This councilman has no respect for his constituents. " patch.com
"Krekorian is a disgrace to his office and to the San Fernando Valley and should be ashamed! WHERE DO I SIGN!!!" patch.com
"Paul Krekorian has been doing away with low income and very low income housing. He is gentrifying the neighborhoods and its only a matter of time until there is nothing left." LATimes.com
"I am happy to see that residents of Studio City are not the only ones who are very disturbed at the conduct of Mr. Kerkorian;" LATimes.com
..."Yes, Krekorian has a lot to hide, because he is the political pointman for the Armenians and certainly wants to keep this activity out of the public's view and knowledge.... Paul Krekorian called me a racist, as soon as I addressed the meeting about the city government's corrupt acts supporting Armenian property owners.
...The LA County Tax Assessor's website for properties, never seems to have sale details for Armenian bought properties, while all other sales have a sale date and some figure for the sale price. Do you find this interesting? "
..."Utter, complete and arrogant government corruption, especially for a specific minority, putting them above the law, along with their invasion of our neighborhoods."
"When I was growing up, the San Fernando Valley was the place that was seen as the model suburb for the United States," he said, "I’m concerned that people in the Valley don’t feel like they have that anymore. They don’t have that quality of life, they don’t have that opportunity... My job is about restoring people’s confidence that government can work, that government listens, that government is here to serve the needs of the people.” PK patch.com
Click on the LA TALK RADIO image below to listen to CD2 supporters discuss the Recall recorded live on April 17, 2016!
"So when it comes to Paul Krekorian...he only wants to be your City Councilman until he sees a better job open up. Then you will get the middle finger salute from him as he races off to serenade some other gullible voters in yet another district. Paul will say and do anything to get elected to any position he seeks. Voters who believe he would somehow stand up and protect their individual freedoms are sadly mistaken.
Paul Krekorian and will never be happy until they can create laws to organize and dictate every single facet of your life for you." JJblog
On February 29, 2016 Councilmember Paul Krekorian was officially served a Notice Of Intent To Recall. Click on the image below to view or download the official notice.
HOW TO SIGN THE PETITION
PETITION TO RECALL TIMELINE
NOTICE OF INTENT TO RECALL: SERVED to Krekorian - February 29, 2016 4:17pm
NOTICE OF INTENT TO RECALL: SERVED to City Clerk - March 1, 2016 11:44am
NOTICE OF INTENT TO RECALL: PUBLISHED in Newspaper - March 3, 2016
Deadline for Paul Krekorian to SERVE and PUBLISH an Answer - March 21, 2016
No Answer served on the proponents. No Answer filed with the City Clerk - March 21, 2016
DRAFT #1 of PETITION sent to City Clerk for approval pursuant to Election Code Sec 722. - March 22, 2016
City Clerk sends DRAFT #1 of PETITION with requested edits - March 25, 2016
DRAFT #2 of PETITION sent to City Clerk for approval - March 27, 2016
City Clerk sends DRAFT #2 of PETITION with requested edits - March 29, 2016
DRAFT #3 of PETITION sent to City Clerk for approval - March 31, 2016
City Clerk APPROVES PETITION KICKING OFF CIRCULATION March 31, 2016
In 2009, Rick Orlov wrote an article on City Council's 2nd District seat....
Describing it as "an us-against-them campaign. The us are the group of seven self-styled grass-roots candidates looking to fill out the nearly two years remaining on the term of Wendy Greuel, following her election as city controller.
They describe their opponents as the "two carpetbaggers" and "that school board member."
The "carpetbaggers" are Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, D-Burbank, and former Paramount executive Christine Essel, both of whom rented apartments in the district to qualify for the ballot. The district runs from Studio City on the south to Sunland-Tujunga on the north and is among the most politically diverse and active in the city with issues ranging from overdevelopment and mansionization to preserving equestrian areas.
KREKORIAN, who is assistant majority leader in the Assembly, is facing complaints that he is shopping for a new political job after years as a Burbank Board of Education member and assemblyman - and one which pays more, $179,000 compared to $115,000.
He lived in Burbank, but moved into a Valley Glen apartment to qualify for residency in the district. "The carpetbagging thing is a political consultant argument and not one that real people care about," Krekorian said. "The people in this district that I represent know I've been there for them, fighting for them, regardless of what my previous address has been."
Krekorian said he is running for the office to deal with the sense he hears from people that the city is heading in the wrong direction.
"It is failing to listen to them and not working effectively to adopt the priorities of the people of the San Fernando Valley."
"What people are telling me is they are frustrated and there is a sense that the decisions are controlled by a power elite in and around City Hall - that the people in the communities, whether it's Sherman Oaks or Sunland-Tujunga - do not have a voice. And, that is manifested in land-use decisions, in transportation decisions and a sense they are not getting their fair share."
So it seems - we are back to an "us against them" situation. Our grass-roots community up against the elected candidate failing to listen to us and not working effectively to adopt the priorities of the people.
If you are one of the many fed up constituents who have hit a brick wall with Krekorian and his staff, you are not alone.
If you are tired of developers taking over your street and your neighborhood, developers who have been granted variances, exemptions, indemnification from local plans and laws . . . you are not alone.
If you have come to learn how Councilmember Paul Krekorian loves to talk a good talk in front of the camera but fails to walk the walk. . .you are not alone.
If you are unaware of the corruption currently taking place in the office of Council District 2, there is a wealth of information to be learned that will be jaw dropping.
If you are fed up and have had enough, please speak your voice and connect with us.
A significant amount of documentation, statistics, land-use entitlements and a wealth of information can be found at:
saveValleyVillage and its members are not declaring their support nor their opposition to the CD2 Petition to Recall.
They are simply being used as a valuable source of information that should be made available to the public.
Another Tentative Tract Map Subdivision determined to have no impact, in compliance with the plan and causes no problems for the public - clearly. Peach Grove St. in North Hollywood
This picture was taken OUTSIDE of Krekorian's district. Even citizens living and working outside Council District 2 have had enough.