STOP THE MERCY HOUSING PROJECT FOR VETERANS HOMELESS AND FAMILIES ON SAN ANTONIO DRIVE!!

STOP THE MERCY HOUSING PROJECT FOR VETERANS HOMELESS AND FAMILIES ON SAN ANTONIO DRIVE!!

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Carlos Jasso started this petition to Norwalk City Council and

​Did you know that a massive low-income housing project is currently being proposed in our neighborhood that will have a negative impact on the residents of Norwalk. The project calls for 60 units for the "formerly homeless" veterans at the site of the Corner of San Antonio Drive & Foster Road in Norwalk, CA, 90650.

If we don't take action to stop this project now, Norwalk residents and families will face increased traffic, added population density and plummeting property values. Without a doubt this project will adversely affect our community, families, and nearby schools. There are at least four schools, preschools and a learning center in a one mile radius of this project.

The planners are proposing construction to start in 2019 or 2020! Now is the time to speak up and take action before it is too late. The future of our community is at stake. Please sign our petition to make your voices heard by our city leaders. 

​***GET INVOLVED: A very important public hearing with Mercy Housing development team and some city officials has been schedule for Monday June 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm. at St. John Church of God, 13819 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650.

During December 18 2018 City Council meeting, City Council received the APPROVAL OF EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF VETERANS AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT – Staff recommends City Council approve an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Mercy Housing California to establish the terms and conditions of a ground lease for San Antonio Drive and Foster Road property for a term of six (6) months; and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement and any amendments provided there is funding in the budget, on behalf of the City, in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 Most people haven't heard about the project. We Norwalk residents and neighbors believe that the Mercy project is been rushed forward and has left everyone in the dark, thus the public outcry. It is extremely important that we ALL attend this June 17 the meeting as it will be informative and where we can express our concerns, fears and let the city officials know, we the resident don't feel comfortable with the approval of this project on this specific location. The Zone for this property is a Light Commercial and Institutional so changing the zone to accommodate this project would bring a huge negative impact in our community (Traffic, Parking, Security, and others). 

WE ARE NOT AGAINST VETERANS, WE ARE AGAINST THE LOCATION OF THIS PROJECT BECAUSE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS KIND OF IMPACT THAT WOULD NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS AND DESERVE.

Other residents from other cities are fighting the same project, like Temple City, South Gate to name a few. Please spread the word and join us. 

 

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