Members can be proud of the achievements of the Valley Village Residents Association. VVRA volunteers work very hard to improve our community and have had many successes. Here are just a few:
VVRA has been active in the fight against state bills intended to upzone Single Family neighborhoods. We meet regularly with our state politicians in an effort to find better solutions to creating affordable housing. VVRA has partnered with Liveable CA and United Neighbors to support legislation that makes common sense.
Limiting super-expansion of Burbank/Bob Hope Airport has been one of the Association’s top priorities for many years. The VVHA has been a strong voice for compromise, staying in contact with political representatives and community leaders on the impact of uncontrolled airport growth on our property values and quality of life.
Burbank Airport Task Force: VVRA testified before The Burbank Airport Task force in an effort to remind our local, state and elected officials that Valley Village has long been on the receiving end of the harmful environmental impacts of air traffic from The Burbank Airport.
The sound walls, running on both sides of the 170 Freeway between Sherman Way to the north and Riverside Drive on the south, are nearing completion; all that remains are a few over-passes and the landscaping at each on- and off-ramp. Total wrap up is apparently scheduled for late fall 2021.
VVHA successfully advocated for extensive landscaping on the Orange Line Busway. The Metropolitan Transit Authority plan included little greenery and no irrigation. The Association vigorously opposed this unattractive prospect. The final landscape design, including irrigation, enhances the community with lush planting and trees.
Having enjoyed a major makeover in the last few years – more trees, new play equipment, improved paths, a new irrigation system and a safety upgrade to the restrooms – Valley Village Park has been chosen as an ideal site to be included in the new Stormwater Capture Program, since the storm drain that would anchor any such project already runs directly under the park.
This is a City project funded by LADWP, and is intended to increase the availability of clean water in the local area and improve the quality of the water as it travels to other parts of the city. The first community outreach meeting was held in August 2020 and the project is currently in the design stage.
5000 Westpark Dr, Valley Village.
The completion of a gateway sign for Valley Village has proven to be a much longer and more arduous process than anticipated. But it is another example of how the tenacity and devotion of Valley Village Residents Association volunteers pays off. Improved landscaping and a monument sign has been completed at Laurel Canyon and the 101 Freeway entrance.
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