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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][qode_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][qode_elements_holder_item advanced_animations="no" item_padding="0% 7%"][vc_column_text] SUPERVISOR BARGER SEEKS MORE TRANSPARENCY TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY IN FUTURE PLACEMENTS OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS IN LA COUNTY    LOS ANGELES COUNTY — During today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Kathryn Barger read in a motion asking the District Attorney and Sheriff to begin notifying the Board any time the California Department of State Hospitals makes a recommendation to the Superior Court to send a person committed as a sexually violent predator to outpatient treatment in the community. The motion also asks that the District Attorney and Sheriff notify the Supervisor representing the district where the placement is being considered by the Court.   “I remain steadfast in my commitment to protect and advocate for the residents in my district,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “The proposed placement of Mr. Grassmier in a residential, family-oriented neighborhood in La Crescenta has highlighted the need for adequate notice and the opportunity to encourage community input in proposed placement decisions. It is essential that these placements are made with the appropriate input and collaboration of all stakeholders involved to ensure everyone has their voice heard.”   This motion, which will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on June 22, will result in official and timely notification before a sexually violent predator is released into any Los Angeles County community.   Currently, the Welfare and Institutions code (sections 6609.1(a)(1) and 6609.2) provides for the notification of the Sheriff or Chief of Police (or both), the District Attorney, or the County's designated counsel. Furthermore, the code stipulates that the Sheriff or Chief of Police may notify any person designated as an appropriate recipient of the notice. This motion, authored by Supervisor Barger, would codify that the Board of Supervisors, including the Supervisor whose district is affected, will receive appropriate notification. If passed, this effort will support proactive community engagement and will enable the community to provide essential feedback on any proposed placement. A copy of the proposed motion, to be placed on the June 22 Board meeting agenda, can be found below. ###                                                                                    AGN. NO.            MOTION BY SUPERVISOR KATHRYN BARGER        June 22, 2021 Advance Notification of the Potential Release of Sexually Violent Predators When the Superior Court sets a hearing to make a determination concerning the conditional release of a sexually violent predator (SVP) into the community and/or to consider a suitable residence for the SVP, it generates a great deal of community concern and requires proactive community engagement.  While such matters are rare, Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 6609.1(a)(1) and 6609.2 provide notice to the District Attorney and the Sheriff. Specifically, Welfare and Institutions Code § 6609.1. (a)(1) states that when the State Department of State Hospitals makes a recommendation to the court for community outpatient treatment for any person committed as a sexually violent predator, or when a person who is committed as a sexually violent predator pursuant to this article has petitioned a court pursuant to Section 6608 for conditional release under supervision and treatment in the community pursuant to a conditional release program, or has petitioned a court pursuant to Section 6608 for subsequent unconditional discharge, and the department is notified, or is aware, of the filing of the petition, and when a community placement location is recommended or proposed, the department shall notify the sheriff or chief of police, or both, the district attorney, or the county's designated counsel, that have jurisdiction over the following locations: (A) The community in which the person may be released for community              outpatient treatment. (B) The community in which the person maintained his or her last legal residence      as defined by Section 3003 of the Penal Code. (C) The county that filed for the person's civil commitment pursuant to this article. Welfare and Institutions Code § 6609.2 states that when any sheriff or chief of police is notified by the State Department of State Hospitals of its recommendation to the court concerning the disposition of a sexually violent predator pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 6609.1, that sheriff or chief of police may notify any person designated by the sheriff or chief of police as an appropriate recipient of the notice.           I, THEREFORE, MOVE that the Board of Supervisors request the District Attorney and the Sheriff to: Notify the Board of Supervisors when the State Department of State Hospitals makes a recommendation to the court for community outpatient treatment for any person committed as a sexually violent predator and the subsequent ruling by the court; and, Notify the Supervisor representing the district where a suitable placement is going to be considered by the court. 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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][qode_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][qode_elements_holder_item advanced_animations="no" item_padding="0% 7%"][vc_single_image image="3966" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="https://thecvcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-Letter-on-Sexual-Predator.pdf"][/qode_elements_holder_item][/qode_elements_holder][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][qode_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][qode_elements_holder_item advanced_animations="no" item_padding="0% 7%"][vc_column_text]At the May 6, 2021 Land Use Committee Meeting, the LUC voted 6:1:1 (Chris Kilpatrick abstained as a CVTC member) to present to the CV Town Council the following recommendations regarding the Housing Element being developed by the Department of Regional Planning under the State of California mandate to increase the number of affordable housing units within the County of Los Angeles. – Please refer to the document here attached that gives a brief description and timeline of the Housing Element. The LUC has discussed with the DRP the possibility of a more even distribution of the housing units proposed for Montrose, to include the commercial portions of the Foothill Blvd. corridor. The development of this corridor is governed by the La Crescenta-Montrose Community Standards District. The LUC requests that the CVTC reach out to the community as we continue to pursue this option with DRP. The Planning Commission Public Hearing will take place in August. When considering the up-zoning, the following elements need to be taken into account in order to preserve the qualities that are specific to our community: 1. The capacity of infrastructure (roads, water, sewer, schools, fire, law enforcement, parks) must be evaluated before implementation of increased density. 2. A more even distribution of the lots to be up-zoned throughout the community. Foothill Blvd. has capabilities for expanded public transportation. 3. When up-zoning to Mixed Use Development - MDX, a minimum of 70% of the Ground Floor shall be required to remain for commercial use or work live. La Crescenta has a high volume of small business owners who tend to employ members within the community and at the same time provide much needed services. 4. La Crescenta is surrounded by mountain views which should be preserved with a reduced density of development per lot (less than 65’ height), yet still meeting the number of required units. The LUC recommends that a letter that includes the contents of this recommendation be sent to: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors California State representatives This letter, as well as a request for community members to reach out to the State representatives with their support for the issues as stated here, and/or other concerns be posted on the web site and social media with links to the appropriate agencies and individuals. Respectfully submitted, The Land Use Committee of the CV Town Council Thank You, Harry Leon President Crescenta Valley Town Council (818) 464-5870 harry@thecvcouncil.com Brief Summary | LA County Housing Element Update Introduction In order to meet State mandates, the County is updating the Housing Element portion of the General Plan for 2021-2029. This examines future expected housing demand in the County. As part of this update, the County is required to provide for development of housing to meet projected future needs. The County has determined that for the 8-year housing cycle (2021-2029), unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County require approximately 90,000 additional housing units. Of the 90,000 units required, the County is proposing that 1200 housing units be provided for within unincorporated La Crescenta and Montrose. The County is proposing to accomplish this by rezoning 33 lots in the Montrose area to a higher density. This means that the County is proposing to allow about 1300 additional housing units in Montrose. Clustered at the intersections of Florencita Ave. & Ocean View Blvd. and Florencita Ave. & Montrose Ave. Timeline Regional Planning is currently working on community outreach (such as appearing at the Land Use Committee Meeting of 3/4/21). Their final recommendation is going to be voted on at the Planning Commission on 8/11/21. It is then voted on by the Board of Supervisors and sent to the State by the end of 2021. Once the rezoning plan is approved, changes go into effect in 2024.[/vc_column_text][/qode_elements_holder_item][/qode_elements_holder][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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