Residents showed they really care about Oakmont View V. State Sen. Schiff deserves a round of applause
First published in the Glendale News-Press
Sept. 29, 1999
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Oakmont View V was a proposal to develop about 500 homes on the unspoiled north face of the Verdugo Mountains, about 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The state of California and City of Glendale eventually scraped together enough money to buy the land and it is now preserved as open space in perpetuity. Rep. Adam Schiff has served in Congress since he tossed out Clinton Impeachment Manager Jim Rogan in 1998. Well done, Adam!
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IF EVER there was a seminal event in the decade-long saga of Oakmont View V, the town hall meeting Wednesday certainly tops the list of candidates. The meeting demonstrated without doubt how deeply residents of Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge and even Altadena care about the biggest proposed development in Glendale’s history, which could result in 572 new homes on the hillside west of Montrose.
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It also provided an outstanding example of political leadership for elected officials throughout the area. State Sen. Adam Schiff, (D-Glendale) who organized and hosted the meeting at considerable political risk, deserves everyone’s thanks for his service to his constituents.