The green lights in this picture are for more than just traffic movement.......they also symbolize that the Fire Station 71 fence project is a "GO." The Bel-Air Association is pleased to announce the Los Angeles City Council's approved the project on October 28,2009.
The Fire Station 71 fence was diligently pursued to encompass two areas of concern, safety and security. Upon completion of the gate and wall, safety for both civilians and fire department members will be achieved. Specifically, it will keep unauthorized vehicles and pedestrians out of the emergency response route at the rear of the Fire Station.
After the 16 month process, we would like to extend a special thanks to several key individuals: Michael LoGrande, Chief Zoning Administrator and Alfredo Perez, LA City Planning Assistant of the Los Angeles City Planning Department, and Paulette DuBey, General Manager of the Bel-Air Association.
We would also like to thank Mr. Robert Ringler, President of the Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Joan Pelico, Senior Field Deputy (CD-5), Stephen & Barbara Bollenbach, Elliott Broidy, the Holmby-Westwood Homeowners Association, and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment for their generous contributions that made this project a reality for the residents of Bel-Air and the surrounding neighborhoods.
John Rotondi, Owner of Rotondi Construction, will be offering a reduced rate to construct the fence. He hopes to break-ground as soon as Monday November 2, 2009. We sincerely appreciate his efforts, generosity and hard work.