Join Your Neighbors for a Canyon Cleanup – November 13, 2021

Meet your Neighbors and help keep our canyon clean!

What: Pride of Buckingham/Chevy Chase Estates Association Fall Canyon Cleanup
When: 8:30 AM / Saturday, November 13, 2021
Where: Meet at the Chevy Chase Library
What to bring: gloves, sun protection, water, and a desire to clean up our canyon!

Please join us in cleaning up our canyon by volunteering to pick up litter along East Chevy Chase to Emerald Isle Drive and Linda Vista to Buckingham Road. (We might extend the clean up to the Chevy Chase Estates portals if enough participants join). Contact Leticia Gonzalez at 818-434-4647 or gonzalez.leticia11@gmail.com for more information.

We will provide trash bags and trash pickers at the meeting point.. Please arrive at 8:30 to pick up your materials. You may then start your cleanup in the area where you wish, but let us know where you’ll be working so we don’t crowd each other. Start your cleaning, and when you’re done, return to the meeting point to deposit your collected trash (and return the pickers) and pose for a group photo!

About the Organizers:

The “Pride of Buckingham” group was established with the intent of bringing the folks who reside on Buckingham Road and Buckingham Place together in sharing this beautiful Canyon and taking pride in keeping the environment clean. The Canyon Cleanup event has been happening (usually quarterly) for more than a decade.

The Chevy Chase Estates Association (CCEA) was founded in 1937 and is the oldest association of homeowners in California. Through its Board of Directors, this Association is actively involved in all issues that impact the quality of the Chevy Chase Canyon lifestyle. The CCEA Board is a group of twelve Canyon volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Chevy Chase Estates.

Ice Cream Social Photos

Chevy Chase Library NOW OPEN!

The CCEA ice cream social celebrating the reopening of our neighborhood library was a grand success.  Kids, parents, dogs, and canyon neighbors enjoyed the sunny day and free ice cream.  And the topper… canyon residents were treated to presentation detailing the new cutting-edge changes coming soon to our beloved library.  Check out all the day’s photos below.

Two Canyon Development Alerts

1.  Proposed – Bulldoze a Mini-Forest of 9 Protected Live Oaks

2936 Greenwich Road, Glendale  PDR 2115513

To construct a new three-story, 2,740 square-foot, single-family residence and an attached two-car garage on a 9,719 square-foot lot in the R1R, FAR District II zone. The subject lot is currently vacant and has an average current slope of 56%. The project proposes 1,340 cubic yards of grading and removing nine protected oaks.

Contact Case Planner Roger Kiesel (818) 937-8152, RKiesel@glendaleca.gov

Or attend the Design Review Board meeting on October 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible.

The meeting can be viewed on Charter Cable Channel 6 or by streaming online at: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/management-services/gtv6/live-video-stream

For public comments and questions during the DRB meeting, call 818-937-8100. City staff will be submitting these questions and comments in real time to the appropriate person during the meeting.

2.  Proposed – Cut Away a Cliff to Build a House

2745 Kennington Drive, Glendale  PDR 2100167

To construct a new three-story, 3,020 SF single-family residence with an attached, 791 SF, two-car garage on a vacant, 10,307 SF, upslope hillside lot 74.1% average current slope (50% was the limit) and grade 1,657 cubic yards, located in the R1R-II (Restricted Residential, Floor Area Ratio II) zone.

Contact Case Planner Milca Toledo (818) 937-8181, MiToledo@glendaleca.gov

Or attend the Design Review Board meeting on October 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible.

The meeting can be viewed on Charter Cable Channel 6 or by streaming online at: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/management-services/gtv6/live-video-stream

For public comments and questions during the DRB meeting, call 818-937-8100. City staff will be submitting these questions and comments in real time to the appropriate person during the meeting.

Ice Cream Social at the Chevy Chase Library – October 16, 2021

Please join us for ice cream & to celebrate the reopening of the Chevy Chase Library!

Stay for a tour of the reimagined library and an introduction to the upcoming “self-serve” model.

Saturday October 16, 2021 @ 1PM

CHEVY CHASE LIBRARY
3301 E Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale CA 91206

The Pride of Buckingham Celebrates…

National Night Out

Way to go canyon neighbors of Buckingham Dr.  Great potluck evening with friends, family, and neighbors.  Click on photos below.

Join Your Neighbors for a Canyon Cleanup – June 26, 2021

What: Pride of Buckingham/Chevy Chase Estates Association Canyon Cleanup
When: 8:30AM / Saturday, June 26, 2021
Where: We’ll meet at the intersection of East Chevy Chase and Linda Vista.
What to bring: gloves, sun protection, water, and a desire to clean up our canyon!

Please join us in cleaning up our canyon by volunteering to pick up litter along East Chevy Chase to Emerald Isle Drive, and Linda Vista to Buckingham Road (and beyond??). Meet your Neighbors and help keep our canyon clean!

We will provide trash bags and trash pickers at the meeting point.. Please arrive at 8:30 to pick up your materials. You may then start your cleanup in the area where you wish, but let us know where you’ll be working so we don’t crowd each other. Start your cleaning, and when you’re done, return to the meeting point to deposit your collected trash (and return the pickers) and pose for a group photo!

About the Organizers:
The “Pride of Buckingham” group was established with the intent of bringing the folks who reside on Buckingham Road and Buckingham Place together in sharing this beautiful Canyon and taking pride in keeping the environment clean. The Canyon Cleanup event has been happening (usually quarterly) for more than a decade.

The Chevy Chase Estates Association (CCEA) was founded in 1937 and is the oldest association of homeowners in California. Through its Board of Directors, this Association is actively involved in all issues that impact the quality of the Chevy Chase Canyon lifestyle. The CCEA Board is a group of twelve Canyon volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Chevy Chase Estates.

The CCEA Strongly Opposes SB 9 & SB 10

Two new bills are being considered by the California State Legislature, SB 9 and SB 10, that would both seriously impact local zoning regulations and allow major new development in residential areas.

Watch the video below.

The CCEA board opposes both of these bills, as do countless other homeowner associations around the state, as well as local governments.

These bills threaten to destroy the beautiful environment here in Chevy Chase Canyon with large apartment buildings and countless homes.  There are also no provisions for infrastructure improvements to support all the new development, and the fire danger would undoubtedly be increased.

We encourage you to reach out to Assembly member Laura Friedman and State Senator Anthony Portantino to let them know what you think.. This is urgent so please act as soon as possible.

State Senator Anthony Portantino

Capitol 916-651-4025; Local District: 818-409-0400

Office Staff ben.edelstein@sen.ca.gov

https://sd25.senate.ca.gov/contact

Assembly member Laura Friedman

Capitol 916-3192043; Local District 818-558-3043

https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD43

The neighborhood you save may be your own.

SB 9 & SB 10