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Culver City to hold new Meeting on Inglewood Oil Field Project

Image is an oil derrick in a field with trees behind it.Culver City is hoping that all Culver City Real Estate area residents attend a special meeting June 20 to discuss the Inglewood Oil Field Project. This oil field is the largest urban oil field in the United States. 10% of the oil field is in Culver City while 90% is located in unincorporated LA County.

Previous City Councils have debated the ins and outs of the Inglewood Oil Field Project in the past, but the composition of the City Council has changed. It is possible that the new Council might decide to go in a different direction.  It is also possible that the Council will decide to review community concerns.

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, noted that discussion at the June 20 meeting would include public transparency, utilization, and assignment of City resources. Public comment and questions could be addressed at the meeting as well.

While previous city councils tended to follow county regulations, it is possible that the new council could decide to make regulations in Culver City stronger than those in the county.

Three community meetings have already been held to inform residents and address questions.  The public review period for Culver City’s specific plan ended March 14.

This informative community meeting will be held Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 9770 Culver Boulevard. Martin Feinberg, local listing agent, encourages all to attend.

According to Vice-Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, “I think it will be interesting on the 20th. There’s a lot of desire by most of the public in Culver City to phase out oil drilling altogether and not have it at all. If that’s the direction the City Council decides to go in, a lot of residents will be very happy.”

The Vice-Mayor went on to explain, “This meeting is for getting input from the new City Council. We base what we do on feedback from residents. We absolutely encourage residents to come and tell us how the future of oil drilling should be in Culver City.”

Vice-Mayor Sahli-Wells explained what might happen: “I think we’ve got a great opportunity here to take this in a new direction. From the feedback from residents I’ve heard over the past several years, there’s a lot of appetite to look beyond fossil fuels and into cleaner ways of treating our environment.

“There’s an old plan to transform the largest urban oil field in the U.S. into the Central Park of the West. I think it’s a really beautiful vision. If we can realize that vision, it would be an overwhelmingly positive thing for not only Culver City, but the whole region.”

Image is a shot of the Culver City sign.