09 Feb 2007
Mark Handel/MWH Development filed an Environmental Assessment Form with the City of Los Angeles and sought to use a negative declaration as the CEQA clearance for the project. Michael Hoberman/Snowball West Investments, was listed as the owner of the property on that application.
After MWH Development filed for vesting zoning changes, vesting tract map and other entitlements, the VHGC Committee and VOICE [Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment] called for a complete Environmental Impact Report rather than a Mitigated Negative Declaration, which would have short circuited the full environmental process. The City agreed to require an EIR.
Community members throughout the valley rallied in defense of the VHGC. Organizations, large and small, joined in support of the VHGC. Elected representatives also joined the effort.