Opposition to the City of Los Angeles, Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project

Opposition to the City of Los Angeles, Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project

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Burbank Widening Citizens Group started this petition to Councilmember Krekorian and

Excerpted from BurbankWidening.com

Why we oppose this project:

18 Business Properties were Targeted in 2009, with either condemnation or easement.  No mitigation offered by the City. Eleven years later, business owners were blindsided with citations and told to abate permitted improvements.

An Inaccurate, twelve-year old Environmental Impact Statement filed in 2009, that by rule, should have been re-evaluated for the fiscal impacts of Covid, changes in the project and a decade of changes in the neighborhood. [4][6]


No Current, Proper, Citizen Reivew Process.  Citizen Review was held in 2009!  The City needs to reopen Citizen Review, now! 


Continuing, inaccurate statements by city planning as to the scope and exact dimensions of the project.  City Planning continues to state that it needs 24 feet to expand when in fact they need 30 feet or more.  


All of the above, during a pandemic to build an unwanted, unnecessary, four-lane highway that can’t meet the city’s own goals and in turn dumps a huge financial burden on the businesses that must pay for it.


Stop the Hot Mess that is the Burbank  Street Widening Project.

A similar project was scuttled on Magnolia Blvd. but they plow ahead on Burbank Blvd. Why?   

The City of Los Angeles has embarked on a long-delayed street widening project in North Hollywood. Burbank Boulevard between Lankershim and Cleon is slated for a years-long widening project that will negatively affect most businesses situated along this roadway. The city is pitching this as a traffic reduction or management scheme, but residents and business owners aren’t buying it. The question raised by business owners and residents along this roadway is why? “We don’t need five lanes. We’d don’t want more traffic.” The city has been less than forthcoming with information, and many business owners targeted for property modifications are still unaware of their jeopardy and responsibility under this city plan.

What is clear to the neighborhood is that with the conversion of the roadway from three to five lanes, traffic will increase, and property dimensions will decrease. And on the heels of the Covid Pandemic, businesses will continue to suffer from loss of access, restricted traffic flow, and the dirt and noise that will result from this project for the promised two-year project timeline.   Continued on BurbankWidening.com.

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