View ordinance up for discussion at City Council

View preservation on the horizon?

Word has it that the City Council staff will be presented with the chance to evaluate the possibility of a view ordinance at tomorrow’s (Feb 26) weekly City Council meeting. This is very preliminary, there will not be any input from the public, but it may indicate future action on view preservation. Residents who are interested in seeing the city council adopt a tree ordinance are encouraged to attend (starts at 7pm) to show their support. We will report what was decided in a future Alert. City Council agenda for February 26.

February 6 RHA General Meeting report

Neighbors with a Views ordinance

At the February 6 RHA General meeting, we were educated on the Rolling Hills Estates’ “View Equity Ordinance” by David Wahba, the Planning Director over yonder. Their ordinance is an attempt to achieve “a fair and balanced accommodation of views with obstructions such as trees and structures to allow both a view to one neighbor and privacy and landscaping to the other neighbor.” The way this was implemented was cost neutral to the city and has led to many disputes being settled with little interference from the city.

David Wahba, from Rolling Hills Estates, speaks at Feb 6 RHA General Meeting

David Wahba, from Rolling Hills Estates, speaks at Feb 6 RHA General Meeting

Local writer makes appearance

We were also fortunate to have Riviera resident and author Bill Sewell discuss his latest novel “Nonofficial Asset” along with some colorful stories touching on his brushes with international intrigue.

You can find and purchase Bill’s book on-line at Amazon.com.

Bill Sewell shows us his novel. Note - no cloak, nor dagger.

Bill Sewell shows us his novel. Note – no cloak, nor dagger.

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