The City of Los Angeles announced yesterday that there will be an official groundbreaking ceremony for replacement of the dilapidated fence on the western side of the Silver Strand Lagoon path. The event is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:30am. The location will be held at the Lighthouse Bridge (follow the signs). Councilman Bill Rosendahl and the press will be there. Fred Karlsen, President of the SSMHOA, will also speak.
SSMHOA has been in contact with the City for over a year in efforts to get it to replace the fence. The Fence Committee includes Board members Fred Karlsen, Richard Cervantes and John Nagy, along with homeowners, Brad Cox, Richard Lysle and Michael Greenberg. Fred Karlsen and Brad Cox recently met with Mark Grant, of Bill Rosendahl’s office, and other City officials on this issue and were able to work out the final details. A major concern was that the fence on the City side be aesthetically compatible with the SSMHOA fence installed on the eastern side of the path last March. The original fence proposed by the City was not only extremely expensive, but very unattractive. As a result of the Committee’s efforts and Bill Rosendahl’s responsiveness to concerns expressed by homeowners at the Annual SSMHOA meeting, the City has agreed to install a wooden fence.
Fred Karlsen is urging Silver Strand residents to attend the ceremony in appreciation of Councilman Rosendahl’s efforts on their behalf.