Los Angeles Unified School District board member to discuss the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's proposal to build a second power station next to .
The meeting will be held on Monday from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Marquez Elementary auditorium in Pacific Palisades.
According to a press release, Zimmer is holding the community meeting because of the "overwhelming number of emails sent by the Marquez community to Zimmer’s office" opposing the LADWP station.
According to the LADWP, due to increased power requirements in the Palisades, a second station is needed. The LADWP proposed two sites: one behind and the other on Marquez Avenue, next to Marquez Elementary.
During a town hall meeting on Feb. 29, representatives from the LADWP made presentations and discussed the options with the community. Community leaders say over 200 people attended the meeting, many of whom asked about possible health risks associated with electromagnetic frequency.
In March, community leaders and parents formed the "Coalition of Palisadians to Keep Marquez Charter Safe," a group that is working to make sure the Marquez Avenue location is taken off the table. In addition, a local attorney who lives on Marquez distributed a petition opposing the station back in February.
The location of the station has not yet been finalized, but, according to a press release, community members believe it's the time to "have the LAUSD publicly oppose the plans before it is too late."
Pali Patch has inquired and followed up a few times with the LADWP about their next steps and for any information about health risks associated with electromagnetic frequency. We have been told someone will respond to our questions, but have yet to hear back.
A representative from the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office are expected to attend Monday's meeting.
Pali Patch will have the latest following the event.
- For more information about the community meeting, .
- For more information about the coalition, click here.
- For more reaction from the town hall meeting, .
- For information about a petition written by a local attorney who lives on Marquez, click here.
- For an announcement about the power station from a community member, .