Culver City Democratic Club
December 2020 News (President's Comment)
SIERRA CLUB BALLONA TIME LINE:
From the ocean, down Ballona Creek to Venice Blvd and Cochran and to Griffith Park where Ballona daylights again. See an opportunity for a 50 mile hiking/biking LOOP
This area should be reserved for public recreational facilities, not commercial development.
Pier 44 is part of the Marina Del Rey Over-Development. In the last 60 years, public recreation and the initial 6000 boat slips have shrunk in favor of commercial businesses, hotels, condos, and apartments on leased land Los Angeles County asserts it owns. With each new lease, more recreational area and parking set aside for either parks or parking lots have disappeared.
PREPARING FOR RESTORATION BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
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U.S. House Documents 389 and 780 have great relevance to the
Ballona Wetlands Restoration and Marina del Rey - see page 47 of Doc. 389 for a Map.
MDR was created with the combined efforts of U.S. Congress, Los Angeles County & Los Angeles City.
Issues about the Ballona Restoration from 2012 to 2018 include this important "2017 Termination" letter from one federal agency to another about their desire to end the relationship and their FEIR comments that justify this desire.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Termination Letter 2017 / comment on Ballona FEIR