No City Charter School at Motor and National!

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Dear Neighbor,

As you know, traffic has exploded in our neighborhoods over the last 5 years. City School, a charter school, has petitioned the city to create a Middle School/High School with 890+ students, faculty, and staff at the corner of Motor Ave. and National Blvd. Their traffic study shows the school would generate over 2,000 new car trips daily.

  • At least four times a day, cars headed to and from the school will be traveling up and down Manning, Motor, Northvale, Earlmar, Queensbury, Shelby, and Club, with adjacent side streets used as cut-throughs.
  • City School is currently located on Pico Blvd. near Barrington, with the majority of its students coming from West Los Angeles.
  • Their design calls for a single driveway for all cars to enter eastbound on National and exit on Motor, which already is 10% over legal capacity. Manning, National, Northvale, and all of our neighborhood's side streets also will be severely impacted but were not included in City School's traffic study.
  • This is not a neighborhood school. Admission is by lottery only, with preferences given to founding families and current students.
  • Neighborhood educational gems like Hamilton High and Palms Middle School stand to lose community support and vital funding with the addition of a charter school at this site.
  • City School has not committed to ANY meaningful traffic mitigation.

This is not about the school. It's about the impact of its relocation on our neighborhoods. It will dramatically increase traffic on our already gridlocked streets, lead to unsafe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, and undermine our neighborhood schools.

Call Councilman Paul Koretz today at (323) 866-1828 to oppose City School's relocation.

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WE OPPOSE THE RELOCATION OF CITY SCHOOL TO MOTOR & NATIONAL. This location is not suitable for a school 890+ students, faculty and staff. With traffic already over capacity, a school of this size would cause irreparable damage to our community. Long-established, good neighborhood schools stand to lose valuable resources and community contributions with this proposed relocation of a charter school serving only the families selected by lottery for admission. We urge Councilman Koretz and all relevant state and local agencies to reject City School's proposal to relocate to Motor & National.



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