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Map Showing Residents Opposed To Opening The Jackson Maintenance Gate

Creekside Neighborhood Petition to Keep the Jackson Gate Closed

Dear Culver City and our Carlson Park neighbors welcome to the Creekside Neighborhood website. As residents of this community, we oppose the city’s plan to open the Jackson Gate due to safety concerns and issues about the lack of due process. Please help us be heard by supporting the Creekside Neighborhood petition. Let us work together to keep the maintenance gates closed to protect our community.


The City Council needs to give us an opportunity to sit with them, have a dialogue, and be heard.  They need to do their research due diligence and present evidentiary facts.


It is important in life’s endeavors to understand that it is NOT enough to know how things do or might work, but also know how things DON’T WORK.


For these reasons,
the vote on this issue needs to be postponed until there is due diligence, equal representation of arguments, and the due process residents have requested and deserve.


Sincerely,

CREEKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD Residents

Who Are We?

We are a diverse group of your fellow neighbors who are committed to the health, well-being, and safety of our families, neighbors, and the greater community. We are homeowners and renters alike who reside either on Jackson Avenue or within a 3- to 4-block radius of this area. Many of us walk and bike across our city streets and along our bike paths and creek. Many of us also have children in our local schools and work and volunteer in our community.
Who We Are
View Of River

Protecting the Environment

We support environmental efforts, greener commuting, improving our bike paths, and reducing traffic congestion. We are dedicated to keeping our green spaces, bike paths, all our local streets, and diverse residences safe and sustainable for all. We love the community in which we live and thrive.

Keep the Maintenance Gates Closed

We are opposed to the opening of the Jackson Avenue maintenance gate and any other gates in our community for anything other than the maintenance purpose for which they were originally intended and have been used for decades. On this website, we intend to share with you why keeping this maintenance gate closed is so important.
No Guard Rails

If you have questions about the safety and liability issues of opening the Jackson Gate, please email info@CULVERCITY.COM.

What Is Happening?

The city is promoting the plan to open the Jackson Avenue maintenance gate even though there is adequate access to the Ballona Creek path through the much wider, mixed-use streets of Duquesne on the east and Overland on the west. These boulevards are only 9/10th of a mile apart and 5 minutes apart by bike.

The City Council needs to give us an opportunity to sit with them, have a dialogue, and be heard.  They need to do their research due diligence and present evidentiary facts.

It is important in life’s endeavors to understand that it is NOT enough to know how things do or might work, but also know how things DON’T WORK.

For these reasons, the vote on this issue needs to be postponed until there is due diligence, equal representation of arguments, and the due process residents have requested and deserve.

 

The Violation

The city’s plan is in violation of past and current General Plans that require that any changes along Ballona Creek must be designed to “maintain the privacy of adjacent properties” and that any changes to the gate’s usage or access to the creek must be conducted with meaningful “outreach that directly engages the resident’s residing most adjacent to the creek.”

History of the Jackson Avenue Maintenance Gate

Decades ago, the Jackson Avenue gate was installed for maintenance use only. Due to safety, congestion, noise, and nuisance concerns, it was never intended for pedestrians and cyclists to have access to and from the bike path via this residential street.

Indeed, the city’s current General Plan states that all improvements to Ballona Creek must be designed to “maintain the privacy of adjacent properties” and provide “horizontal separation between those properties and the bike trail.” Now, the city wants to violate that requirement and eliminate the small separation that we currently have.