Press Release posted 7/25/12 – Following Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Council Member Chris Koerber issued the following statement:
After an exhaustive review of the Kensington proposal – nine Planning Commission meetings and three City Council meetings – I am pleased that the city is moving forward with the November vote to approve what will undoubtedly be an asset to the Sierra Madre community.
While the proposed Kensington Project is not a perfect project, it is nonetheless a very good project. I am particularly pleased that the project maintains the spirit of Measure V. Allowing citizens to vote on such an important project helps to ensure the community has a say in major city changes – especially those located in the Downtown Central Core. I’m especially pleased that private funds are being used for the Kensington – thus avoiding further burdens on Sierra Madre’s budget.
I thank the applicant, Fountain Square Development West, for their cooperation with the city and, also, for their request to put the project up for a Measure V vote. I look forward to construction of this important project moving forward (pending the results of the November 6, 2012 vote), both for the important services it will bring to our community and also for the revenue it will generate for Sierra Madre as well.