UHA II

ISSUES WE CARE ABOUT

OTHER ISSUES

SMART DEVELOPMENT

CRIME PREVENTION

Whether through improved Neighborhood Watch, enhanced surveillance, or other means, we are committed to doing everything possible to improve security and prevent crime in our neighborhoods. Our community liasons from the Marina Del Rey Sheriff's Station have consistently reminded us at our general meetings to report all suspicious activity. Based on recent reports of criminal activity in our neighborhoods, we all need to be vigilant and pay attention to what's going on around us.  Please keep this number to the Sheriff's Department handy and use it to help stop crime: (310) 482-6000.

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Our Public Safety Committee has focused on the proposal by LA County to improve traffic safety on Angeles Vista Boulevard in the area where unfortunately there have been fatal accidents in recent years. Please contact us to find out how you can get involved in this important work to make our community safer! Let's all remember to slow down and drive like your kids live here, because they do!

We monitor a variety of issues that affect our community so that we can inform our residents and advocate on their behalf. Please email info@uha1979.org with any issues, comments, or concerns, and check this site and our social media regularly for updates.

UHA II members voted overwhelmingly in 2016 to oppose "The View" condo project, a dangerous and illegal 88-unit development proposed to be built on the vacant lot at 5101 Overhill Drive. Several hundred local residents attended a series of public hearings starting in August 2017 and culminating on March 6, 2018, to offer fact-based testimony on the many reasons why "The View" should not be approved. The appeal we filed on behalf of UHA II and 17 nearby homeowners was rejected by the LA County Board of Supervisors on November 21, 2017, and the Board formally approved "The View" over the consistent objections of UHA II on March 6, 2018. Since our elected officials failed to enforce the environmental and zoning laws that protect our community from harmful developments like "The View," UHA II filed a lawsuit on April 6, 2018 (Case No. BS 172990).

The UHA II lawsuit alleged that the County and the developer violated the California Environmental Quality Act by failing to mitigate significant environmental impacts that the project would have on the surrounding community. A hearing was held on June 14, 2019, and LA County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff issued a ruling on June 27th that set aside the project's entitlements and requires the County and the developer to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) with respect to traffic and circulation. In other words, WE WON!!! Special thanks to everyone who supported our efforts. We are honored to represent and work with neighbors who understand that our community is worth fighting for and believe that our elected officials should be held accountable for how their actions and policies impact our community.

THE VIEW CONDO PROJECT

WE OPPOSED SB 50

UHA II opposed SB 50 because it would destroy historic single-family communities such as View Park, Windsor Hills, Leimert Park, the Crenshaw District, and Baldwin Hills by overriding local zoning law to require a minimum of 4 units and four- to eight-story multifamily buildings on single-family zoned land and removing historic district protections implemented after 2010. SB 50 claimed to be the answer to the affordable housing crisis, but it was actually a giveaway to developers and Wall Street investors who want to build more luxury housing that would push housing costs higher and make homeownership and affordable rent even less attainable for our residents. In short, SB 50 would have created even more gentrification. Make no mistake, SB 50 was bad public policy driven by greedy developers and narrow-minded elected officials who should be looking for opportunities to collaborate with local communities to solve real housing challenges instead of forcing a one-size-fits-all€ bill on our diverse neighborhoods. We thought SB 50 was a "lose-lose proposition." Visit LivableCalifornia.org to learn more.

Our mission is to advocate for the best interests of all residents of the Windsor Hills, View Park, and View Heights communities in unincorporated Los Angeles County. We use our collective resources and influence to achieve the best possible outcomes on all issues affecting our community's social welfare, economy, and environment. To that end, we seek to inspire hyper-local political engagement, to understand the social and political dynamics that impact our neighborhoods, to form coalitions with other neighborhood associations and community organizations, and to hold our elected officials accountable. Our UHA II members rightfully expect (and will take action to require) that their elected representative for the 2nd District of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will fully represent the interests of his or her constituents.

LOCAL POLITICS

Our residents are strongly in favor of smart development that is consistent with the surrounding neighborhoods and responsive to the community's needs as expressed by current residents who live, vote, and pay their property taxes in Windsor Hills, View Park, and View Heights.