Dear Friend and Neighbor,
Did you awaken at 4 am this week, as I did, at the shrill screaming of peacocks?? Well…. A number of years ago, few if any peacocks lived in Chapman Woods.
Today, an army of peacocks lives here. Some residents are experiencing the harm that these otherwise beautiful birds can cause: interrupting traffic flow; destroying landscaping; eating into asphalt roofs; dropping feces on trashcan handles, walkways, and children and pet play areas; attacking shiny dark cars when they see their reflection; and shrill screaming that disturbs the sleep and peace of mind. They are rapidly reproducing. These conditions have prompted calls to reduce the number of peacocks, including their humane removal to farms and ranches. (Palos Verdes did that successfully.) Our Supervisor, Kathryn Barger, requests that you complete the below survey to aid her in determining what, if anything, should be done.
Your Board is trying to spread the word that concerned residents should fill out this short survey of four questions, that is anonymous, to express your view. Simply click on:
This must be done by May 1, if you want to influence the decision-making.
Let’s restore peace and tranquility to the Woods.
Thank you most sincerely,
P.S. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY SENDING THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS IN THE WOODS?
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is conducting a survey on people’s experiences with online home-sharing platforms for temporary lodging in a house or apartment instead of a hotel or motel. We are studying whether home-sharing provides positive benefits or negative impacts on our unincorporated communities. This anonymous survey is for people who share their homes, people who stay in hosted homes, and neighbors. No names or sign-ups are required to enter. If you receive this email on behalf of an organization, please forward this email with the survey link with all members of your organization.
There will be a meeting about preservation efforts by nominating Chapman Woods as a Los Angeles County Historic District. An informational Town Hall is set for May 17th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please drop by to learn more and ask any questions you may have. More information is located here, in our new page specifically for Preservation. Thanks!
Thanks to everyone that participated in the recent electrical survey. The Chapman Woods Board will use these results to better serve the interests of the community. As of this post, we’ve had 67 responses through the mail in form attached to the last The Call newsletter as well as web surveys. Summarized results are posted below along with a plot of electrical reliability in a map. The Chapman Woods Board has already spoken to a representative at Southern California Edison. They were very impressed with the valuable data we were able to provide, which will help with their internal investigation of electrical reliability at Chapman Woods. We will continue to update you all as we work to resolve the issue for those of you affected by unreliable electricity service. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to send Steve an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Average number of electrical outages a year)