Public Comment of the Week – 10/26/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stood out to us most.… Read the rest

Public Comment of the Week – 10/19/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

Planning Commission Practices Earthquake Preparedness On Day Set For Hollywood Center Hearing!

 

Is it any coincidence Millennium’s public hearing was scheduled and then abruptly continued to an unknown date on International ShakeOut Day ?

Commissioners practiced earthquake preparedness when Commission President Samantha Millman ordered everyone to Stop, Drop and Roll!

Which is exactly what happened to Millennium’s hearing!

It stopped after 15 minutes, dropped from the City Planning Commission’s calendar and rolled right outta sight.… Read the rest

Hollywood Center: PUBLIC HEARING #2 on 10/15 – REMINDER

Only a few days remain before this important Planning Commission hearing.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 

We want to remind everyone of the City Planning Commission public hearing for Millennium’s Hollywood Center Project, Thursday, October 15, 2020 “After 10:00 AM”.

Hollywood Center Project has three items on the Agenda:

  • #7. 
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Pantages Theater Owner Files an Appeal

 

One of the appeals filed in response to the Department of City Planning’s 9/14/2020 Letter of Determination approving Millennium’s Vesting Tract Map was filed by Pantages Theater owner, Ned Pan.

Aside from pointing out “the breakneck speed at which the EIR and the Project approvals are being processed by the City, and the sudden and very recent shift from the Project as described in the Draft EIR to Alternative 8”, the appeal emphasizes several important truths:

    • “The Project will add thousands of additional daily trips to the short segment of Argyle Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to the 101 Freeway, which is already heavily congested during much of the day.”
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Public Comment of the Week – 9/28/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

Hollywood Center Project – PUBLIC HEARING #2 – October 15, 2020

 

The Department of City Planning sent out a Notice of Public Hearing yesterday for the City Planning Commission to hear the appeals filed and more public comment.  Mark your calendar for October 15, 2020 “AFTER 10:00 A.M.”.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 15, 2020

TIME:   “AFTER 10:00 a.m.”

CALL NUMBER: The meeting’s telephone number and access code will be provided no later than 72 hours before the meeting on the meeting agenda published here and/or by contacting cpc@lacity.orgRead the rest

Millennium’s Notice of Delinquencies

Following the release of the Final EIR, and speaking of tragi-comic documents, we had to share these with you.

The City sent Hollywood Center Developers Millennium a delinquency invoice for almost $150,000 for unpaid bills.  Another one, recently sent for over $76,000.

 

 

So not only is the City breaking the law and enabling an insanely dangerous and illegal project by this disreputable developer, but we the taxpayers are forced to subsidize them.… Read the rest

Public Comment of the Week – 9/21/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

Public Comment of the Week – 9/14/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

To ZOOM, Or Not To ZOOM – It’s No Longer A Question

 

According to City Planner Mindy Nguyen’s 8/13 email to our team, “there is no video Zoom available for public hearings at this time.  Please be advised, however, that the Department of City Planning is transitioning to ZoomWebinar for public hearings beginning in September, which will allow the public to watch the hearings online, similar to the CPC meetings.”Read the rest

Public Comment of the Week – 9/7/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) – Published Today 9/3/2020

 

The City announced the Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) today.

If the City and Millennium appear to be doing everything they can to push their way through the approval process, it’s because they are, disregarding the public process all along the way.

One reason might be the impending expiration date of former Governor Brown’s certification of Millennium’s phony Environmental Leadership Development Program (ELDP) application.… Read the rest

Public Comment of the Week – 8/31/2020

 

The Public Comments section of the Administrative Record is jam packed with letters from us, from you, from everyday citizens who live in the city, demanding that this insanely dangerous and illegal project by Millennium, be shut down for good.

Keep a look out each week as we share some of the comments that stuck out to us the most.… Read the rest

Millennium’s 8/26 hearing: What A Mess!

 

If we learned anything at the nearly 5 hours of the public hearing that took place via telephone yesterday, August 26, it’s how much people do not understand about this project.  But, we’ve also learned that many of you are very aware of the shell game being played by the City officials and this developer.… Read the rest

Hollywood Center: PUBLIC HEARING #1 – REMINDER


 

We want to remind everyone of the first public hearing for Millennium’s Hollywood Center Project being held tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 9:30am.

In a manner that further prejudices the public, even though City Planner Mindy Nguyen stated that the city will have video conferencing capability as early as next month, the Department of City Planning is holding this hearing entirely by telephone. … Read the rest

Councilmember David Ryu On Millennium


 

We are pleased to share an email and attachment from City Councilmember David Ryu.  In it he opposes the Millennium Hollywood Center Project.  We applaud him for that.

↓  (click on the below image to read email in its entirety)  ↓

 

Ryu notes the California Geological Survey report that is highly critical of the Draft EIR. … Read the rest

Our Latest Objection’s To The City


Our latest communication with the City relates to the inappropriateness of the scheduling a telephonic-only hearing to speed things along for Millennium, when the Final EIR has not even been issued.

As we note:

We object to the “bum’s rush” that the City and Millennium are giving the public regarding this dangerous and illegal project.… Read the rest

Important article on the Millennium Hollywood Center scandal. Although the title is:

Hollywood earthquake faults make proposed skyscrapers unsafe, says opposition group


it’s not just us, the “opposition group,” saying this. Take it from the Federal government and the State of California.

On May 8 and July 16, 2020, the United States Geological Survey and the California Geological survey issued official reports showing multiple active earthquake fault lines running through the Millennium Hollywood Center site.… Read the rest

Can You Keep A Secret? Millennium Partners Can! * UPDATED AGAIN! *

**  UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 **

[ Note that the link to the California Geological Survey original email and letter has been put back into the administrative record as of yesterday ]

**  UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 4, 2020 **

[  Note that the link to the California Geological Survey letter to the City on their website is broken as of August 4, 2020.  … Read the rest

City Council, Raymond Chan and Millennium


 

Raymond Chan, was the Mayor Garcetti appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS).   After resigning, Chan served a year as a Los Angeles deputy mayor for economic development until June 2017.    It was under Chan that Millennium’s improper seismic studies were accepted and approved by LADBS. … Read the rest

STMH & Attorney Robert P. Silverstein Won the 2013 Millennium Case, but the Community Needs to Rally Again!

 

 

In April 2015, STMH was victorious in our trial against the Los Angeles City Council and  Millennium Partners, LLC.  The Honorable James C. Chalfant threw out the EIR and all of Millennium’s project approvals, agreeing with us that the EIR was fatally flawed on 5 different grounds.  Chalfant states in part: “There were many aspects Caltrans wanted you to look at, that you didn’t look at.””… Read the rest

LA Times Interviews STMH Attorney Robert Silverstein

Morrison-SilvertsteinLA Times writer Patt Morrison profiles our attorney Robert Silverstein in a well conducted interview. It highlights the moral and ethical values that guide Robert in his quest to bring justice and a level playing field to the battle between the citizens and the politicians.

A few highlights from the article:

“In this county, the power to rezone property involves the power to create great wealth, and the effect of
corrupt action by a public official in these matters, in my opinion,is just as reprehensible as taking money from the public treasury.”

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The City Approves Geology Findings Rejected by State Geologist

finalApHere’s the good news. The judge doesn’t care what the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) says about the earthquake studies submitted Millennium Partners, LLC.  Judge Chalfant determined that the City violated CEQA when it disregarded the concerns of Caltrans,
pursuant to Pub.… Read the rest

Residents and Developers – A World Apart

There was a fascinating debate on KCRW’s Which Way L.A., moderated by Warren Olney on the disparity between residents and developers and shown in the following quotes from developer Mott Smith and our community-advocacy attorney, Robert P. Silverstein.

“A recent study … looked at Environmental Impact Reports that had gone to court under challenges like the ones we’re talking about here.… Read the rest

Millennium Loses Battle in Court – Beverly Press Article

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 5/07/2015

Judge invalidates EIR for controversial Hollywood project

 

The long and winding story of the Millennium Hollywood took another twist last Thursday when a judge issued a ruling to halt the $1 billion project, likely forcing the developer to go back to the drawing board and create a new environmental impact report (EIR).
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Judge says NO to Millennium!

Millennium crushed

 

Today the Hollywood Community won an important victory reaffirming the ability of the people to direct the future development of Hollywood. We have demonstrated to our elected officials and to the City Planning Department that they will not be allowed to impose upon us the failed “Transit Oriented Development” planning model and the destructive “Regional Center, Commercial” planning policy.… Read the rest

Millennium Trial Postponed 10 Days; Nepal Earthquake Sets Backdrop

On Saturday, April 25, the devastation that comes from massive earthquakes was on front pages around the world. A 7.8 near-surface quake hit rural Nepal resulting in thousands dead. The implication is clear for us living in a dense urban area near the surface-rupture Hollywood Fault which Dr. Dolan estimates last broke conservatively (that’s the low end of the range) with magnitude 7.0.… Read the rest

Seismological Society of America Tours Hollywood Fault

The Seismological Society of America just last Thursday, April 23, concluded its annual meeting in Pasadena. On Friday, April 24, USC geology professor Dr. James Dolan led a field trip of the Hollywood Fault for the attendees.

http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2015/fieldtrips.php

Here is the field trip guide:

http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2015/SSA15_FTGuideFinal2.pdf

Note the drawing on page 7 — 130 meters of left-lateral displacement of the Hollywood Fault at Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell Dr.… Read the rest

Update – Trial postponed to April 30th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Breaking News

A day before the trail was to take place, communication came that the trial was postponed and a new date will be April 30th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 85, the Hon. James C. Chalfant.  This gives us a little (but not much) time to continue to fundraise to get our bills paid and retain the kind of witnesses that we will need to best make our case.… Read the rest

Stop the Millennium Trial Date Set for April 21!

The LawIn less than one week our attorney Robert Silverstein will stand before Judge Chalfant. Stop the Millennium will finally have its day in court. It has been a long journey since July 24, 2013 when the Los Angeles City Council, led by District 13 Mitch O’Farrell, and against the wishes of two leading California regulatory agencies, the California Geological Survey and CalTrans, approved the Millennium monstrosity.… Read the rest