What are we doing about it?
Preserve Sierra Madre and the residents of Sierra Madre have been successful in requesting that the City Council change some of the wording of the General Plan, and in obtaining changes that would stop the overbuilding of lots and the loss of our quality of life. We commend the Sierra Madre City Council for making these changes!
Although great strides have been made in the past year, we still need to remain vigilant in protecting our village from over-development and inappropriate development.
Our Steering Committee and other volunteers are working to halt these massive development projects as well as further lot splits, and tear-downs with larger houses being built. We are:
Attending City Council and Planning meetings at City Hall to make our voice heard. Search for meetings, reports, agenda, resolutions, and more, click here.
Keeping the residents of Sierra Madre apprised of meeting, events, and decisions.
Advocating for improvement to the General Plan, such as building codes and zoning regulations.
Handing out informational flyers when appropriate.
Marketing t-shirts, yard signs, and bumper stickers.
Join us and help keep Sierra Madre the beautiful small town that it is and help protect the last remaining open spaces - along with the wildlife that enjoys them.
What can you do about it?
You can join with us to preserve Sierra Madre. It is a beautiful town with a strong sense of community, but it won’t remain so if over-development ruins the quality of life. Current trends show that the pressure to turn Sierra Madre into another Arcadia will be relentless and unceasing, and is what is happening in other towns. This pressure will actually increase over time rather than diminish.
Do you have any special abilities that you’d like to offer? Such as review and research, writing, marketing, fund raising, public speaking, legal advice, database management, graphic design, handing out flyers?
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Contact those responsible for development, tell them your concerns
Mater Dolorosa Monastery
Mater Dolorosa Monastery, Fr. Michael Higgins CP, 626.355.7188
Los Angeles Diocese, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez 213.637.7534
Father Donald Webber, Provincial Holy Cross Provine, 773.631.6336
Cameron Thornton, Past-Chair, Board of Directors, Mater Dolorosa.
Owners: CETT Investments Corporation, 1215 Lyndon St., Apt. 5, So. Pasadena 91030. There is no website for this group. Principals affilated with this corporation:
Sophia Huang, Hui Ru Han, Kai Yu, Meng Yao Yu, Wei Ye, Matt Lowe, Cecily G. Willis
Architect. Lim, Chang, Rohling and Associates
Richard McDonald and Frank Nicholas, real estate attorneys, Carlson & Nicholas LLP Pasadena
Stonehouse 1935 Stonehouse Rd.
Current Developer: R. Steve Austin, Advanced Civil Group, Laguna Niguel
Current owner: Gingko Stonehouse LLC, Arcadia,1357 W. Foothill, Azusa 91702; also listed at 212 S. Palm Ave., Alhambra, 91801. Agent Tiffany Yu. Principal Company Gingko Pacific Management. There is no website for this group. Member: Homer Ying.
Sierra Madre City Hall: 626.355.7135
Mayor John Harabedian JHarabedian@cityofsierramadre.com
Mayor Pro-Tem John Capoccia JCapoccia@cityofsierramadre.com
Council Member Denise DelMar firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Member Rachelle Arizmendi email@example.com
Council Member Gene Goss firstname.lastname@example.org
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Attend City Council and Planning Commission meetings
The City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise announced, the meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and typically begin at 6:30 P.M. The meetings are televised on cable television on channel 3.
The Planning Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber. City Council Liaison: Council Member Denise Delmar