Senator Fran Pavley Discusses Future of Santa Susana Field Lab with SSMPA
Sen. Pavley
Sen. Fran Pavley

California State Senator
 SD 27

 Senator Pavley serves as the Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. She also chairs a Select Committee on Climate Change. The Senator has been a long-time opponent of the sale, purchase and use of anticoagulant rodenticides that are sickening and killing pets and wildlife.


SSMPA visited Senator Pavley on October 28, 2013, to discuss our campaign to arrange responsibly for the future of the former 

Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

Our campaign urges the National Park Service to step forward now to arrange to take over the 450-acre NASA-administered piece of the SSFL, after NASA completes its cleanup,
and preserve it as open space and parkland forever.

Senator Pavley supports future use of SSFL properties as open space and parkland after the cleanup is completed.
 
SSMPA thanks the Senator and her staff for helping to expand the conversation about future end-use of this federally-owned land
with other key elected officials.
 

SSMPA calls for SSFL Cleanup target date to

be pushed back to 2020. 

Read HERE

 Preserve the Simi Hills

Support prompt action by the National Park Service to arrange acquisition of property in the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and preserve it forever as open space and parkland.

Petition

Organizational resolution adopters to date:

  • Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council
  • Winnetka Neighborhood Council
  • Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council
  • Equestrian Trails, Inc., Corral 54
  • Reseda Neighborhood Council
  • Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils
  • Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
  • Chatsworth Neighborhood Council 
  • West Hills Neighborhood Council
  • Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council
  • Chatsworth Community Coordinating Council
  • Ventura County Archaeological Society
  • Canoga Park Neighborhood Council

Individual petition signers to date:     700+   including:

Brad , Chatsworth . . . . . Robert , West Hills . . . . . Brooke , West Hills . . . . . Roy , Northridge . . . . . Darcy , Chatsworth . . . . . Debbie , Calabasas . . . . . Donna , Chatsworth . . . . . Edward , Winnetka . . . . . Michael , Chatsworth . . . . . Sarah , Los Angeles . . . . . William , West Hills . . . . . Helen , Chatsworth . . . . . Jaclyn , Los Angeles . . . . . Jessica , Northridge . . . . . Jonathan , San Diego . . . . . Kalie , Chatsworth . . . . . Helen , Chatsworth . . . . . Dorothy , Winnetka . . . . . Marianne , Chatsworth . . . . . Mike , Tarzana . . . . . Mindae , Canoga Park . . . . . Nikki , Chatsworth . . . . . Phyliss , Chatsworth . . . . . Raymond , Glendale . . . . . Ron , Woodland Hills . . . . . Michael , Chatsworth . . . . . Sharon , Chatsworth . . . . . Susan , . . . . . Brian , North Hills . . . . . Valerie , Studio City . . . . . Yolanda , North Hollywood . . . . . Ann , Simi Valley . . . . . Barbara , Chatsworth . . . . . Carla , West Hills . . . . . Corinne , Chatsworth . . . . . Darlene , West Hills . . . . . Deborah , West Hills . . . . . Dale , Chatsworth . . . . . Elaine , Van Nuys . . . . . Frank , Chatsworth . . . . . Gene , West Hills . . . . . Heather , Chatsworth . . . . . Rochelle , Chatsworth . . . . . Linda , Chatsworth . . . . . Jeanne , Northridge . . . . . Janet , Northridge . . . . . Karen , Chatsworth . . . . . Lance , Chatsworth . . . . . Lisa , Chatsworth . . . . . Thomas , Chatsworth . . . . . Monica , Canoga Park . . . . . Marcia , Chatsworth . . . . . Nadia , Chatsworth . . . . . Patricia , Chatsworth . . . . . Ronald , Northridge . . . . . Ronald , Chatsworth . . . . . Steve & Susan , West Hills . . . . . Sharon , West Hills . . . . . Theodore , Chatsworth . . . . . Bret , Simi Valley . . . . . Warren , Chatsworth . . . . . Sandy , Northridge . . . . . Brian , Canoga Park . . . . . Barry , Valley Village . . . . . Chris , Canoga Park . . . . . Michael , Montrose . . . . . Dave , Moorpark . . . . . Debra , Hidden Hills . . . . . Dodd , West Hills . . . . . Eleanor , Chatsworth . . . . . Frieda , Northridge . . . . . Gwen , Castaic . . . . . Maxine , Granada Hills . . . . . Jolene , Simi Valley . . . . . Janet , . . . . . James , Venice . . . . . Janice , Mission Hills . . . . . Kathy , . . . . . Michael , Chatsworth . . . . . Lori , West Hills . . . . . Marliese , Chatsworth . . . . . Ross , . . . . . Marilyn , Tarzana . . . . . Crystal , Chatsworth . . . . . Dina , Chatsworth . . . . . Deena , Chatsworth . . . . . Ross , Arcadia . . . . . Kari , Canoga Park . . . . . Sharon , Woodland Hills . . . . . Toni , Simi Valley . . . . . Dennis , Chatsworth . . . . . Wendi , Chatsworth . . . . . Susan , Chatsworth . . . . . Jonathan , . . . . . Becky , Chatsworth . . . . . Charlotte , Mission Hills . . . . . Jean , Woodland Hills . . . . . Marc , Studio City . . . . . Desiree , Northridge . . . . . Elizabeth , Sun Valley . . . . . Leona , Chatsworth . . . . . Felicia , Chatsworth . . . . . Gene , Northridge . . . . . David , Chatsworth . . . . . Dina , Chatsworth . . . . . Janice , Chatsworth . . . . . Jill , Chatsworth . . . . . Juana , Los Angeles . . . . . Kathleen , Reseda . . . . . Larry & Nancy , Chatsworth . . . . . Louise , Chatsworth . . . . . Mary Ann , Oxnard . . . . . Mary , Chatsworth . . . . . Maureen , Northridge . . . . . Nadia , Woodland Hills . . . . . Patience , Chatsworth Lake Manor . . . . . Rebecca , Chatsworth . . . . . Ray , Chatsworth . . . . . Setrag , Chatsworth . . . . . Suki , Chatsworth . . . . . Sheilajune , Chatsworth . . . . . Tatiana , Granada Hills . . . . . Michael , Malibu . . . . . Mary Joan , Chatsworth . . . . . Alex , Santa Clarita . . . . . Rebekah , Grapevine . . . . . Virginia , Chatsworth . . . . . Victor , Chatsworth . . . . . Dawn , Chatsworth . . . . . David , Chatsworth . . . . . Donald , Calabasas . . . . . Evelyn , West Hills . . . . . Matt , Chatsworth Lake Manor . . . . . Gina , Chatsworth . . . . . Hannah , Encino . . . . . David , Woodland Hills . . . . . Cristina , Canoga Park . . . . . Eva , Chatsworth . . . . . Judith , Chatsworth . . . . . Kimberly , North Hills . . . . . Linda , West Hills . . . . . Lucie , Chatsworth . . . . . Mary Ann , Chatsworth . . . . . Maritza , . . . . . Marilyn , Sylmar . . . . . Heidi , West Hills . . . . . Al , Redondo Beach . . . . . Tamara , West Hills . . . . . Rachel , Northridge . . . . . Sheila , Northridge . . . . . Stephanie , Calabasas . . . . . Teena , Chatsworth . . . . . Rocio , Northridge . . . . . William , Chatsworth . . . . . Alma , Reseda . . . . . Liz , Moorpark . . . . . Linda , Canoga Park . . . . . Cynthia , Chatsworth . . . . . Doug , Los Angeles . . . . . Diana , Chatsworth . . . . . Elizabeth , West Hills . . . . . Eric , Chatsworth . . . . . Thomas , Northridge . . . . . Gizelle , Sherman Oaks . . . . . Howard , West Hills . . . . . Donald , Granada Hills . . . . . Jay , Chatsworth . . . . . Johnny , Canoga Park . . . . . Judie , Chatsworth . . . . . Kele , Sherman Oaks . . . . . Lena , Woodland Hills . . . . . Paul , West Hills . . . . . Mary Ann , Spokane . . . . . Michael , Chatsworth . . . . . Marta , Chatsworth . . . . . George , Chatsworth . . . . . Joanne , Chatsworth . . . . . Bill & Robert , Chatsworth . . . . . Rebecca , Chicago . . . . . Sheila , . . . . . Steve , Reseda . . . . . Ted , Canoga Park . . . . . Valerie , Chatsworth . . . . . William , Rancho Santa Margarita . . . . . Annie , Simi Valley . . . . . Brian , Porter Ranch . . . . . Chelsea , Northridge . . . . . Cynthia , Van Nuys . . . . . Dean , Chatsworth . . . . . Diana , Chatsworth . . . . . Don , West Hills . . . . . Erin , Northridge . . . . . Judy , Chatsworth . . . . . Gloria , Woodland Hills . . . . . Steven , Van Nuys . . . . . Scott , Chatsworth . . . . . John , Westlake Village . . . . . Joseph , Port Hueneme . . . . . June , Valencia . . . . . Marie , Chatsworth . . . . . Linda , West Hills . . . . . Maddy , Chatsworth . . . . . Mary , Van Nuys . . . . . Michael , Big Bear . . . . . Michael , Los Angeles . . . . . Paul , Chatsworth . . . . . Priscilla , Sylmar . . . . . Ray , Chatsworth . . . . . Rueyling , Newhall . . . . . Frank & Sherry , Pasadena . . . . . Sarah , Chatsworth . . . . . Holly , Porter Ranch . . . . . Mark , Chatsworth . . . . . Wilson , Chatsworth . . . . . Alysia , Simi Valley . . . . . Bob , Chatsworth . . . . . Chloe , West Hills . . . . . Cynthia , Chatsworth . . . . . Dean , West Hills . . . . . Diana , Chatsworth . . . . . Devin , La Crescenta . . . . . Erin , Chatsworth Lake Manor . . . . . Gayle , Woodland Hills . . . . . Gretchen , Chatsworth . . . . . Donna , Porter Ranch . . . . . John , Chatsworth . . . . . Jean , West Hills . . . . . Joseph , . . . . . Stan , Chatsworth Lake Manor . . . . . Karen , Woodland Hills . . . . . Athena , West Hills . . . . . Manuk , West Hills . . . . . Joe , Pacoima . . . . . Michelle , Van Nuys . . . . . Cindy , . . . . . Peggy & William , North Hills . . . . . Ron , Chatsworth . . . . . Richard , Chatsworth . . . . . Michelle , Hidden Hills . . . . . Patricia , Simi Valley . . . . . Stephen , Tarzana . . . . . Thom , Chatsworth . . . . . Vince , Agoura Hills . . . . . William , Canoga Park . . . . . Art , Chatsworth . . . . . Henry , Chatsworth . . . . . Clair , Northridge . . . . . Cynthia , Granada Hills . . . . . Deborah , Chatsworth . . . . . DiAnn , Chatsworth . . . . . Elvis , Simi Valley . . . . . Elizabeth , Chatsworth . . . . . Gabriele , Chatsworth . . . . . Jacklyn , Agoura Hills . . . . . Harry , Chatsworth . . . . . Jane , New York . . . . . Jennifer , Canoga Park . . . . . Joyce , Chatsworth . . . . . Jim , Chatsworth . . . . . Karen , Chatsworth . . . . . Larry , Chatsworth . . . . . Mary , Winnetka . . . . . Mary , Reseda . . . . . Tom , Encino . . . . . Nalina , Northridge . . . . . Janet , North Hills . . . . . Mike , Chatsworth . . . . . Pat , Chatsworth . . . . . Sara , Northridge . . . . . Ohannes , West Hills . . . . . Stuart , West Hills . . . . . Walter , Sherman Oaks . . . . . Victoria , Chatsworth . . . . . Marlon , Simi Valley . . . . . Karen , Northridge . . . . . Brian , North Hills . . . . . Christina , Los angeles . . . . . Daniel , Canoga Park . . . . . Debra , Acton . . . . . Deanna , Simi Valley . . . . . Deborah , Chatsworth . . . . . Nicole , Corvallis . . . . . Jose , Mission Hills . . . . . Greg , Chatsworth . . . . . Joan , Chatsworth . . . . . Jack , Woodland Hills . . . . . Jerry , Chatsworth . . . . . Dan , Van Nuys . . . . . Judy , Chatsworth . . . . . Kris , Winnetka . . . . . Laura , Chatsworth . . . . . Margaret , North Hills . . . . . Matt , Newberry Park . . . . . Mike , Chatsworth . . . . . Nancy , Reseda . . . . . Pat , Northridge . . . . . Ann , Chatsworth . . . . . Jay , Hidden Hills . . . . . Samuel , Simi Valley . . . . . Steve , Chatsworth . . . . . Susan , Corrizo . . . . . Tom , Chatsworth . . . . . Vicki , Chatsworth . . . . . Aphrodite , Chatsworth . . . . . !

SSMPA met with staff members at Councilmember Mitch Englander's (LA CD12) office to ask them to join in the conversation about a responsible future for SSFL. 

Praise for SSMPA's Campaign 


 “[We] must take action to sustain our environment through the creation and conservation of open spaces and park lands.”

Congressman Cárdenas is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington.

Read the full text of Congressman Cárdenas's letter to SSMPA below:

Letter from Cardenas NASA SSFL.pdf Letter from Cardenas NASA SSFL.pdf
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Joining the Conversation 

 Assemblymember Scott Wilk (CA AD38)

invited SSMPA to his office on July 18, to hear more about our campaign to Preserve the Simi Hills.

Our campaign urges the National Park Service to step forward now to arrange to take over the 450-acre NASA-administered piece of the Santa Susana Field Lab, after NASA completes its cleanup, and preserve it as open space parkland forever.

SSMPA thanks Assemblymember Wilk for his interest in planning now to provide a responsible future for the SSFL lands of the Simi Hills.

Boeing Co. says it is committed to seeing ITS property at SSFL:

"protected and managed as open space parkland in perpetuity." 

Boeing NASA and Parkland Letter.pdf Boeing NASA and Parkland Letter.pdf
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 How is SSMPA putting your support to work?

Every two weeks SSMPA sends a fresh batch of support letters and positions to twenty (20) officials and organizations.

SSMPA then asks every one of those parties to meet with us so that we can make sure they know how much you want action to be taken now to preserve the SSFL lands in the future forever.

Our target list of officials and organizations includes:

(Move mouse over Name to see mailing address)

Supervisor Michael Antonovich: L.A. County District 5

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield: L.A. City CD3

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer: CA

Congresswoman Julia Brownley: CA CD26

Congressman Tony Cárdenas: CA CD29

Councilmember Mitchell Englander: L.A. City CD12

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein: CA

Supervisor Peter C. Foy: Ventura County District 4

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell: CA AD44

Supervisor Linda Parks: Ventura County District 3

Senator Fran Pavley: CA SD27

Congressman Adam Schiff: CA CD28

Congressman Brad Sherman: CA CD30

Superintendent David Szymanski, National Park Service

Congressman Henry Waxman: CA CD33

Assemblymember Scott Wilk: CA AD38

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: L.A. County District 3

The Boeing Company

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)


SSMPA will let you know, here on this website, how each official and organization responds to your desire to see the SSFL lands preserved.

Read U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman's reply to SSMPA's resolution

Reply from Waxman.pdf Reply from Waxman.pdf
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  See West Hills Neighborhood Council's position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

 See Reseda Neighborhood Council's position on:

 Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

  See Chatsworth Neighborhood Council's position on:

 Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

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 Preserve the Simi Hills

Action Alert!

 NPS SSFL - Resolution & Petition

 Just five miles west of Chatsworth lie almost 3,000 stunningly beautiful acres of Simi Hills ridge top. They are mostly open space in a vital, shrinking wildlife habitat corridor. They are the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, also known as "Rocketdyne" or "Boeing." Some of that land is undergoing major decontamination, expected to be complete within the next four to seven years. The SSFL land is awesome terrain with many cultural assets and we need your help to keep it in the public domain, prevent opportunistic development, and protect this strategic wildlife habitat corridor.


SSFL Landscape
photo: Boeing Co.

More than 400 acres of that land is owned by the federal government and is administered by NASA. NASA has declared that it will complete a thorough cleanup of its property, but has no future use for the land. In effect, the federal property is up for sale to a future owner now.

 

SSMPA's position is that the Simi Hills must be protected from commercial development and preserved for the benefit of future generations of people and wildlife. To that end, SSMPA has advanced a resolution calling on the U.S. National Park Service to step forward now to arrange acquisition of the NASA property after the cleanup has been declared complete by the State of California.

So far, thirteen local councils and organizations have passed resolutions to support the National Park Service's eventual acquisition of federally-owned properties at the Santa Susana Field Lab site, following the site's completion of cleanup.

The resolution, based on SSMPA's proposal, calls for the land to be preserved as open space forever.

  • The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 
  • the West Hills NC
  • the Granada Hills South NC
  • the Chatsworth Community Coord. Council
  • the Canoga Park NC,
  • the Ventura County Archaeological Society,
  • the Valley Alliance of NCs (VANC)
  • the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council,
  • the Reseda Neighborhood Council
  • the Equestrian Trails Inc. - Corral 54
  • the Porter Ranch NC
  • the Winnetka NC, and
  • the Granada Hills North NC

all recently passed their resolutions, based on SSMPA's proposal. SSMPA is calling on several other neighbor-hood councils and community organizations to approve their own resolutions to the same end.

 

SSMPA is also circulating a companion petition for individuals to sign (700+ signatures to date). The petition states:

 

"I support prompt action by the National Park Service to arrange acquisition of property in the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and preserve it forever as open space and parkland."

 

YOU can sign the petition yourself HERE

 See SSMPA's Position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

NPS_NASA_SSMPA letter 2012_11_27 final.pdf NPS_NASA_SSMPA letter 2012_11_27 final.pdf
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 See Granada Hills North's Neighborhood Council's position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

Granada Hills North NC.pdf Granada Hills North NC.pdf
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 See Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council's position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

PRNC Reslotion letter.pdf PRNC Reslotion letter.pdf
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See Winnetka Neighborhood Council's support for preservation of NASA lands in the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Winnetka.pdf Winnetka.pdf
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  See Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils' position on:

 Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

VANC 20130613.pdf VANC 20130613.pdf
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   See Equestrian Trails Inc., Corral 54's position on:

 Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

Corral 54 (1).pdf Corral 54 (1).pdf
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   See Chatsworth Community Coordinating Council's position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

CCCC Letter2.pdf CCCC Letter2.pdf
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The Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council

supports preservation of SSFL lands as open space / parkland in perpetuity. 

The Ventura County Archaeological Society supports preservation of the archeologically extraordinary SSFL lands as open space / parkland.

  See Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council's position on:

Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

Lake Balboa-final.pdf Lake Balboa-final.pdf
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   See Canoga Park Neighborhood Council's position on:

 Acquisition of land in the Santa Susana Field Lab that NASA is releasing

Canoga Park NC letter 20130414.pdf Canoga Park NC letter 20130414.pdf
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