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Pali Patch Poll: Where Should the LADWP Station Go?

The LADWP has proposed putting a second power station in Pacific Palisades. Where do you think it should go?

There have been two community meetings held in Pacific Palisades over the past few months regarding in the neighborhood.

According to the LADWP, due to increased power requirements in the community, a second power station is needed. The LADWP proposed two sites for the second station. One location is behind , which would mean LADWP would have to buy state park land. The second location is on Marquez Avenue, next to .

Many residents oppose the location at Marquez Elementary due to its close proximity to young children. Neighbors are also opposed to the location near Fire Station 23 because the is nearby.

, many parents, students and neighbors gathered at Marquez Elementary to discuss the power station with members of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the LADWP. Some attendees voiced fear of fire or explosions at the power station, as well as health risks associated with electromagnetic frequency (EMF).

LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer noted that the primary goal of Monday night's meeting was to “make sure that this does not become the preferred site."

According to the LADWP, the proposal for the power station is in the early stages and it is still looking for a site.

Tony Carlucci April 20, 2012 at 02:48 PM
In the residential section. I will sell them my house on Bienveneda Avenue! I am a licensed real estate agent. Who do I contact?
Michaela Carmichael April 21, 2012 at 01:45 AM
The argument against using the lot next to Marquez also applies next to Fire Station 23. Both locations are next to school. I thought the suggestion in the Pali Post's letters this week was good; how about near "Haul Road" on the PCH?
Nancy April 21, 2012 at 03:06 PM
At the town hall meeting James Brennan from a community advocacy organization called Open Neighborhoods showed up with an interesting proposal--for Palisades to be running on 100% Clean Power by 2018. His organization has created an online petition for our community to sign. If you sign, you are not obligated in any way. You are just showing support for another alternative. With enough signatures we may have some clout with LADWP to push for more solar incentives and discounts to make solar affordable. The petition is available on this site http://openpalisades.ning.com/go100percent. He said it is possible that with an organized community move to solar this whole debate about the substation could be rendered irrelevant.
Nancy May 08, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Already 60 names on the Go Solar Palisades petition. Only need 40 more to reach the goal of 100. Please sign it if you haven't already. You may sign anonymously if that's more comfortable. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/gosolar-palisades/

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