While Studio City residents try to raise money to buy the Weddington Golf and Tennis and turn that course into a park, locals who live around the Verdugo Hills Golf Course in Tujunga are also trying to raise money to create a park out of that land. But Snowball West Investors is still planning to erect 229 four- and five-bedroom homes on the course and driving range, reports the Glendale News Press. This isn't a new battle, but the EIR is now before the city's Planning Dept, and Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian is saying he'll try and push the city to buy the land. And at a recent Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, things got a little heated. From the paper:
'"What possessed you to start this project and fight this community?' Tujunga resident Wanda Hulsebus asked."
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich says the county will cough up $1.7 million to help buy the land, but the owners believe its worth $15 million. Back in 2009, the Daily News reported they were asking $20 million.
· Two sides mull golf course [Glendale News Press]
· Save the Verdugo Golf Course [Official Site]