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Local News in Brief : Town Meeting on ‘Glasgow Strip’

State Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Hawthorne) and Hawthorne Mayor Betty J. Ainsworth have called a community meeting Wednesday to discuss residents’ concerns about an area alongside the San Diego Freeway known as the “Glasgow strip” that has become a dumping ground.

Zia Clemons of the Holly Glen Taxpayers Assn. said 300 to 400 residents have written letters asking Floyd to help resolve conflicts between the city and the state Department of Transportation that have kept the Caltrans-owned property in limbo for years.

Residents of the upscale Holly Glen area said the narrow strip of land along Glasgow Place between Rosecrans Avenue and 135th Street has been turned into a veritable dump. Residents want Caltrans to build an earthen berm as a sound buffer for area homes and have asked the city to acquire the property for use as a public park.

State transportation officials have been invited to participate in the 7 p.m. meeting at the cafeteria at Dana Intermediate School, 13500 Aviation Blvd.

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