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Councilman Bill Rosendahl Writes LADWP About Pali Power Station

The letter expresses opposition to the location of the LADWP station next to Marquez Elementary School.

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl released a letter Monday to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Ronald Nichols, addressing a proposed second power station in Pacific Palisades. In the letter, Rosendahl urged Nichols "to completely eliminate consideration of the DWP property next to off the table as a site for future Distribution Station #104."

Increased power demands in Pacific Palisades have led the department to try to identify locations for an additional station. The other proposed site being considered would be behind .

In Councilman Rosendahl’s statement, he said "public health and safety considerations" are among the chief concerns voiced by local residents.

Rosendahl’s entire statement is as follows:

Statement by City Councilman Bill Rosendahl Regarding the LADWP Property next to Marquez Elementary School in Pacific Palisades

I am writing to urge you most strongly to completely eliminate consideration of the DWP property next to Marquez Elementary School off the table as a site for future Distribution Station #104.

Over the last three months I’ve received extensive protests from the community over the proposed site. My constituents have been joined in their opposition by Los Angeles Unified School Board members Steven Zimmer and Bennett Kayser. The opposition has voiced concerns based upon public health and safety considerations, including the risk of explosion, health hazards, geological worries, air quality impacts, and the negative impact upon school resources.

I understand the need to increase capacity for this area and will direct my staff to work closely with DWP to find an alternative location.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and I look forward to helping solve this problem.

  • For the statement on the LADWP website, click here.
  • For the full story from a community meeting at Marquez Elementary regarding the station on April 16, .
  • For information about the Coalition of Palisadians to Keep Marquez Charter School Safe, click here.
  • For information about a petition written by a local attorney about the Marquez Elementary site, click here.
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