By GAVIN ALEXANDER | Jr. Reporter
3rd Grade, Palisades Elementary Charter School
My parents let me miss school on Thursday, April 28 to go to Van Nuys City Hall to the appeal hearing regarding Rick Caruso’s Palisades Village project. My grandpa was nice enough to take me.
We arrived early and had seats in the second row. Mr. Caruso asked me to fill out a comment card and speak at the appeal. I was one of the first speakers and I got up in front of a room filled with people to share my support of the project.
Mr. Jack Allen, who had filed an appeal, was not present due to a medical procedure. His lawyer was there on his behalf.
There was one woman who spoke against the project because she did not want the trees to be cut down. Everyone else was supporting the project.
At the hearing, I learned the importance of patience. I learned that the City Planning Commission takes a lot of time to make decisions because they want to know all the facts.
I was so happy the appeal was denied. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Caruso is building for the Palisades. I know it will be awesome.