As Palisades Charter High School begins taking a closer look to address concerns from nearby neighbors about noise levels, school officials want to make sure the community knows how to receive timely updates since the matter was reintroduced in September.
In a community letter last week Principal Pamela Magee said an eight-member task force, comprised of school administrators, affected community members, parents and students, met on Oct. 4 to begin talks about noise and light levels at the stadium and pool, as well as the early morning and late evening hours of use at the school's football stadium and pool.
To receive information from their upcoming meetings, Magee added to sign-up at firstname.lastname@example.org. She said the task force will be able to identify what the school needs to do.
"We've had several experts come in looking at noise and loud speakers," Magee said in a phone interview. "Several people are coming on campus to look at the noise. We are continuing the process to identify what the concerns are."
Of note, Pali High also aims to bring in revenue from outside groups to use campus facilities due to district budget cuts.
In her Oct. 18 letter, Magee highlights the message from the September community meeting:
During that meeting we heard the concerns of many community members and started a list of issues--based on your concerns--with the ultimate goal of finding and implementing attainable solutions to these and other issues so we can build bridges between the school, students and community and co-exist and thrive together in a productive and peaceful way.
Residents most affected by light and noise coming from the Pali High campus reside on Radcliffe Avenue, El Medio Avenue, Haverford Avenue and smaller streets in the neighborhood across Temescal Canyon Road.
When asking readers on our Facebook page Monday if they received the school's letter, here's one response received:
Alan Reed The noise level at many games and events is horrific and completely innapropriate. The volume and amplification is much too loud and does effect the quality of life. Anything to do to end it I am all for it.