Parcel "S" is For Sale - What?!

     The Monterey Hills Federation, a 501(C)4 organization, has been serving the community of Monterey Hills for over 25 years and it has been keeping its finger on the pulse of all things Monterey Hills all this time. And since 2010 when the CRA announced that it was going to work with us to decide on the final disposition of funds allocated for Monterey Hills, we were all very happy and supportive of most of the planned changes. There was even talk about the disposition of Parcel "S" during those meetings. It was a matter of what improvements we wanted most.

So imagine our surprise when suddenly in 2013 those funds were transferred to the state and all plans for improvements were cancelled because the CRA had been dissolved. Only projects that had been started would be completed.

Monterey Hills is located within the City and County of Los Angeles. It is bordered by South Pasadena to the north, El Sereno to the South, and Highland Park to the West. It is located east of the 110 freeway and is 15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles or Old Town Pasadena. The Monterey Hills Federation is the organizational body formed to represent the interests of the Monterey Hills Community.

"The Hill", as it is affectionately called by its residents, is a serene hilltop community consisting of 21 condominium and town home complexes, each governed by their respective homeowners associations (HOA). The Federation was formed as an alliance between these HOA's so that they may collaborate and work in the common interest of its residents. The Federation organizes the annual Monterey Hills Jazz Festival, the Movie Nights in the Park and other family friendly events for all the residents of Monterey Hills.

Learn the Facts about Parcel 'S' During our ASNC-Local Issues & Federation Meetings

Since our project was still in the planning stage, it was cancelled.

The only issue that remained was the preservation of Parcel "S" as open space. For the next 5 years the Federation worked diligently with the City Council and what remained of the CRA to assure that Parcel "S" would not be developed and remain as it is - open green space.

As late as April 2015, these plans were supported by the council office. At one point the land was to be granted/sold to a conservancy to assure that the status remained as such for years to come. There were other ideas, and they all concluded with - no development on Parcel "S."

Then the unthinkable happened on Thursday, July 23rd, a "for sale" sign appeared on Parcel "S". Stunned but not ready to surrender, the Federation will continue its resolve for Parcel "S."  This action has only acted as a catalyst to reinvigorate the community to work together for a single cause - to preserve Parcel "S" as open space.

We invite all members of the Monterey Hills Community to attend our next meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Linden Heights recreation room 4200 Via Arbolada (across from Drake Terrace) at 7:00 PM for an open discussion with your neighbors and our elected officials to learn the facts and determine what actions we need to take to protect this community. Please plan to attend and bring a neighbor.

Important Information

ASNC-Local Issues
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Linden Heights Rec Rm

Federation Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Linden Heights Rec Rm

Note: Meetings are now held on 2nd Thursday's
at Linden Heights Recreation Room
4200 Via Arbolada
(at Via Marisol)

Call 9-1-1

LAPD Hollenbeck

Post Patrol
(323) 258-3761

City Services 3-1-1 

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31)  (213) 483-1425

Councilmember (CD-14)
Jose Huizar
(323) 226-1646

Report Graffiti and other acts of vandalism to
LAPD (323) 342-4100
or use the 3-1-1 App.

We are Proud to be affiliated with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council,
through the Monterey Hills Local Issues Committee

2010 Monterey Hills Federation