At its March 2 meeting, the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Highlander Road community in opposing plans to build a high school-level Visual and Performing Arts Academy on the former site of Highlander Road Elementary School.
The resolution was submitted by the WHNC’s Streets & Transportation Committee, headed by Tony Brosamle and Barry Seybert, after representatives of the Highlander Road community expressed concerns about traffic, parking and safety issues related to the proposed project.
Another resolution from the WHNC’s Education Committee, led by Ed Young and Aida Abkarians, was set aside so members of both committees could make a fact-finding visit to the school site on March 13. The committees are investigating alternatives for routing school-related traffic into the interior of the site.
“Whatever the Los Angeles Unified School District ends up building there, we intend to be ready,” Young said.
CLICK HERE to see the WHNC’s letter to LAUSD School Board member Scott Schmerelson.
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