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Corporate Author Tarzana Property Owners' Association.
Title Tarzana Property Owners' collection, 1961-1993.

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Description 5.68 linear feet.
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary Collection consists of meeting minutes, community planning studies, correspondence, complaints, fact sheets, environmental impact studies, maps, petitions, resolutions, site plans, treasurer's reports, and Association newsletters. Correspondence files include letters by Board members to Mayor Tom Bradley, Councilman Marvin Braude from the 11th District, and Councilwoman Laura Chick from the 3rd District. The oversized map files contain street maps of proposed developments and zoning permits within the Tarzana area. The collection contains information about the San Fernando Valley's historical development and the Tarzana Property Owner's Association's attempts at facilitating legislation in their own interests.
Note The Tarzana Property Owners' Association was formed in 1962 from several existing neighborhood groups in the interest of furthering community growth and development. In the late 1960s the gruop worked to establish park lands, and open spaces due to rapid commercial growth in Tarzana. Other issues the group dealt with included the disparity between acreage requirements in the Master Plan for Tarzana vs. requirements for Tarzana Developers, especially regarding the keeping of horses and the need for buffer zones between commercial and residential properties contiguous to Ventura Boulevard. With the expansive growth of the San Fernando Valley during the 1970s and 1980s, the Tarzana Property Owners' Association worked to negotiate infrastructure upgrades, growing crime rates, the expansion of the Los Angeles Police Department's San Fernando Valley Division, changing traffic patterns, zoning, construction, and other issues. Their influence grew as the Board became better acquainted with the larger political machinery within Los Angeles, and the Association became an active intermediary between Tarzana and the City of Los Angeles. The Association also became a facilitator for progressive legislation to "protect a desirable lifestyle which is in some danger from continued development." As one of the first neighborhood associations in the San Fernando Valley, this grass-roots organization inspired many local communities to become involved in local politics and community planning.
Gift; Tarzana Property Owners' Association; 1993.
Subject Tarzana Property Owners' Association -- Archives.
Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
City planning -- California -- Los Angeles -- Growth.
City planning -- California -- Los Angeles -- Citizen participation.
Homeowners' associations -- California -- Los Angeles.
Neighborhood government -- California -- Los Angeles.
Streets -- Maintenance and repair.
Traffic safety -- California -- Los Angeles.
Zoning law -- California -- Los Angeles.
Ventura Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
Related Names Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998.
Chick, Laura N., 1944-
Braude, Marvin, 1920-2005.
Note Papers of the Tarzana Property Owners' Association.
OCLC number 180776901