Since 2005, Glendale-Crescenta V.O.I.C.E. has been involved in a campaign to save the historic Verdugo Hills Golf Course from a proposed housing development by Snowball West Investments. The developers, if they get their way, will subdivide and subsequently develop 229 units on the 58 acre project site, destroying a precious community resource forever.
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was released to the public for review and comment in 2009 and hundreds of comment letters poured in to the City of Los Angeles Planning Department. On December 3, 2015 three sections (Traffic, Cultural Resources, and Green House Gases) along with two new alternatives (an 86 unit equestrian alternative and a 221-unit residential alternative) were recirculated to the public who must respond to these revised sections by February 3, 2016.
V.O.I.C.E. believes that in a park-poor community such as Sunland-Tujunga, the loss of 58 acres of recreational open space would be a tragedy. For nearly ten years, V.O.I.C.E. has sought ways to secure funding to purchase the property from the developer at a fair profit and retain it as a regional park with hiking trails, picnic areas, and other amenities. That effort continues to this day.
VOICE is working with the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance, as well as community members and other local organizations in the effort to preserve this property, which has been a community landmark since 1960.
We encourage you to visit the SaveTheGolfCourse.Org website for more information regarding the DEIR and what you can do to help preserve open space, recreation and quality of life in the foothill communities of the greater Crescenta Valley.
As we learned with the Oakmont V project, it costs money to stop ill-conceived projects. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to V.O.I.C.E. 100% of your donation goes to the effort to save the golf course. Donations should be mailed to: Glendale-Crescenta VOICE, P.O. Box 273, Montrose, CA 91021. Or you can make a donation via PayPal using the ‘Donate’ button on this page.
Our mission is to preserve, protect, and defend the urban wilderness of Glendale and the Crescenta Valley for the benefit of future generations.
Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment (V.O.I.C.E.) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed in May 1997 in order to educate the public on environmental and conservation issues of importance to Glendale and the Crescenta Valley.
Today, V.O.I.C.E. enjoys the support of over 5,000 individuals who have signed a petition, made a donation, or volunteered to help with our efforts. V.O.I.C.E. has been endorsed by the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council, representing fore than 20,000 homeowners in Glendale, as well as the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club.
V.O.I.C.E. was named the 2007 organization of the year by the Montrose Chamber of Commerce and has received public recognition from Congressmen Adam Schiff and David Drier; State Senators Jack Scott and Bob Margett; Assemblymemers Dario Frommer, Paul Krekorian, and Anthony Adams; and the Crescenta Valley Town Council.