S.A.F.E. – Correspondance to Elected Officials

Letters to Councilmember Rodriguez

Hundreds of Protest Letters Delivered To Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
Nine months into Councilmember Rodriguez’ first term, and less than two weeks after she and her staff snubbed all communities threatened by the high-speed train meeting by NOT attending the Unity Meeting held at All Nations Church, members of the SAFE Coalition delivered more than 225 signed letters and a petition signed by an additional 70+ residents from every community in the northeast San Fernando Valley to CD7 field offices in Pacoima, Sylmar and Sunland-Tujunga. The residents’ letters and petition call for the Councilmember to work with the SAFE Coalition in a […]

By |April 1st, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Letter to SFV Elected Officals from Dave DePinto

March 29, 2018

Dear all NE San Fernando Valley Elected Officials:

As you know, our communities have been requesting a high speed train board meeting in the NE San Fernando Valley since 2015 when the meeting proposed here was moved to downtown LA on a work day at the last minute by the CHSRA board. It’s now three years later and there still has not been a board meeting here or an opportunity for our communities, for you and for the high speed train board to face one another publicly.

As the 2018 Business Plan […]

By |March 29th, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Letter to Councilmember Rodriguez from Dave DePinto

March 23, 2018

Some people are receiving written responses from you to the letters they submitted to your office calling for greater action and responsiveness to constituents on the high-speed train issue. Many of these letters were submitted at the large Unity Meeting which you failed to attend. We question why you continue your misinformation campaign and hope you realize you lack credibility at this time on this issue. A weak letter like yours, full of […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Letter to Councilmember Rodriguez from Dave DePinto-3/14/18

March 14, 2018

Dear Councilmember Rodriguez and Staff:

Now that you’ve recently received more than 300 additional written requests from informed residents that you meet with the SAFE Coalition to work together on high speed train strategy and action, we are following up to request you propose several meeting dates and times without further delay that would be convenient for you, and then we’ll work to ensure members of the SAFE Coalition leadership group be available as well. We will also let all the people who submitted those letters know of your response.

With the 2018 Business Plan public review period underway, and […]

By |March 14th, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

39th Assembly District Candidate Meeting/Forum

Dear Elected Officials and Candidates:

On behalf of communities throughout the Foothills area of the northeast San Fernando Valley, it’s a pleasure to invite you to attend a “Candidate Meeting/Forum” for the 39th Assembly District on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tierra del Sol (9919 Sunland Blvd.). Since we’ve either spoken to or left messages for each of you, the purpose of this note is to formalize the date/time/location and provide an overview of the meeting. Details related to the format will be sent to you shortly, as well.

This election information program is an activity we routinely host […]

Meeting Request to Los Angeles Elected Officials

Dear San Fernando Valley Local Electeds:

We’ve spoken with and written many of you directly in the past few months about the need for greater local focus on High Speed Rail by our local elected officials in a venue and in a format that is not controlled by the California High Speed Rail Authority. We’ve received favorable reactions from many of your offices about our request for such a meeting, however, we’ve not made progress in terms of leadership, a plan, a date or a location for such a meeting.

As you saw on June 9th, more than 400 people, an extraordinary […]

By |June 26th, 2015|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Schiff’s impatience with Forest Service

Reference: 3-10-15 – Pasadena Star-News – “Rep. Adam Schiff demands Park Service publish Rim of the Valley study” By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Dear Elected Officials and Staff:
This story from today’s Pasadena Star News about Congressman Schiff’s impatience with Forest Service progress on the Rim of the Valley is FYI and very timely and important. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when further protections will be in place protecting the National Monument, National Forest, Rim of the Valley and local open space areas from damaging proposals such as the East Corridor routes proposed for the […]

By |March 11th, 2015|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|