The annual HOA matters were taken care of between approximately 6:30pm and 7:00 pm.
Afterwards a Deputy Engineer for the city gave a brief summary of the status of the slide on Paseo Del Mar. They are still monitoring the slide and adjoining area. The rep was asked by a homeowner just what "options" there might be for repairing the damaged area, but no answer is available yet. Many homeowners felt that the city will just go with the cheapest option, which is nothing. The group acknowledged that the chances are, if there are no funds for rebuilding or re-routing the road at the slide location, the City Council cannot do anything about the matter. The full report can be found at:
Officer Eve Wight, Joe Buscaino's current SLO replacement, requested residents to sign up for Neighborhood Watch meetings. Note - 2 members of the Neighborhood Watch have been working diligently with Office Wight in an effort to keep the group moving forward.
Around 7:15 pm the new LA City Councilman for the 15th District, Joe Buscaino stopped in. Joe acknowledged his supporters and a couple of his volunteers in the audience.
Next up was HOA member Anita Mannila talking about forms to nominate a “Good Neighbor”. The award is intended to recognize the efforts of South Shores residents who have demonstrated actions that enhance the lives of members of our community and foster a sense of pride in belonging to the community. The nomination form is available on the South Shores Homeowners website: www.southshoresha.org
Lastly, an engineer with the City Sanitation District was also at the HOA meeting, regarding the "Clearwater Program" which is studying where a new or revised output of wastewater should be. This topic touched the nerve of many of the attendees. Four options for routing the water were discussed and Option 4 is the closest to South Shores, bothering many of the homeowners. Homeowners are encouraged to submit comments via a form (via fax or mail) found on the HOA website: http://www.southshoresha.org/Default.aspx?tabid=808
***2/16/12***As printed in yesterday's Daily Breeze, the favored option and the one recommended in a draft EIR, is the one closest to South Shores and the Palisades, which has bothered many residents concerned already about ground conditions near White Point and Paseo del Mar, due to the slide this winter. Here's the latest report in the news paper:
More information about program this can be found on the website: www.clearwaterprogram.org
There will be a hearing/public forum on March.