Posts

AVE 34 5/16 TEFRA HEARING blocked for violations

Image
                    5/18/21 12:18 AM,    Dear City Council Clerk, City Controller Galperin, City Attorney Feuer, City Council President Martinez, HCID General Manager Sewill, Mayor Garcetti,  CSCDA , CDLAC and Xavier Becerra, This message is to inform you of a certain TEFRA hearing notice violation re:  Case File: 20-1359 , Item #4 on tomorrow's 5/18/21 LA City Council agenda,  "141 West Avenue 34 / (CSCDA) / ($105 Million TEFRA)" . This hearing does not satisfy the public approval requirement of Sec. 147(f)  of the Internal Revenue Code. This upcoming TEFRA hearing fails to meet the public notice and approval process under sec.147(f). The "public notice" for this hearing was only posted on the LA City Council agenda which was posted  to their website  on 5/14/21. Not on a public announcement page either, as required. That only gives the public FOUR DAYS NOTICE for a Tefra hearing if the hearings on the 18th. Tefra regulations have a  7 day public notice require

MAY 18 Motion to approve $105 million in TEFRA funding for unbuilt 468-unit residential and 16,400 sq-ft commercial development at 141 W Avenue 34 in Lincoln Heights

Image
Hello Friends, LA City Council will hear a motion to approve $105 million in tax-exempt funding for the controversial Avenue 34 development in Lincoln Heights on Tuesday, May 18. The motion deceptively calls this “an existing 67-unit residential housing project.” It is actually an unbuilt 468-unit luxury apartment + 16,400 sq-ft commercial retail project. The property is the subject of a State investigation for toxic contamination from a former industrial dry cleaner, diesel refueling, and electrical manufacturing, and City Planning is barred from clearing its construction while that investigation is underway. The project could release airborne toxins impacting neighbors and Hillside Elementary School which is directly across the street. See the letter below for more details, and feel free to share this email widely. Please call in to the meeting on May 18th to give a public comment, asking the Council to vote NO. Tell them to ensure the safety of our neighborhood before giving these