WCC Board Sets Agenda for September 17, 2019 Meeting

Westwood Community Council Meeting

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ▪ 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor) 10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA 90024

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)

6. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)

A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer

B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services

C. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

F. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative

G. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

7. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action; see

calendar of meetings, public hearings, and events of interest at end of this Agenda).

8. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

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negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. General Public Comment (on non-agendized topics of interest to the public, within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC) (10 minutes maximum, 2 minute per speaker)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. Motion to Adjourn

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC. Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject. However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL. The agenda is posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, and at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. Belmont Village Westwood provides free covered self-parking in its underground garage, accessed from the driveway at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, and also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard. Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall Community Room, is an ADA accessible facility.

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Westwood Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings, Holidays, and Events of Interest:

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ▪ 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor) 10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA 90024

For more information about the Westwood Community Council (WCC) please visit: http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)

6. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)

A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer

B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services

C. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

F. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative

G. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

7. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action; see

calendar of meetings, public hearings, and events of interest at end of this Agenda).

8. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. General Public Comment (on non-agendized topics of interest to the public, within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC) (10 minutes maximum, 2 minute per speaker)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. Motion to Adjourn

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC. Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject. However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL. The agenda is posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, and at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. Belmont Village Westwood provides free covered self-parking in its underground garage, accessed from the driveway at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, and also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard. Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall Community Room, is an ADA accessible facility.

Westwood Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings, Holidays, and Events of Interest:

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month);

West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues

UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); Westwood Community Council Meeting AGENDA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ▪ 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor) 10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA 90024

For more information about the Westwood Community Council (WCC) please visit: http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)

6. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)

A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer

B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services

C. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

F. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative

G. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

7. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action; see

calendar of meetings, public hearings, and events of interest at end of this Agenda).

8. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

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negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. General Public Comment (on non-agendized topics of interest to the public, within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC) (10 minutes maximum, 2 minute per speaker)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. Motion to Adjourn

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC. Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject. However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL. The agenda is posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, and at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. Belmont Village Westwood provides free covered self-parking in its underground garage, accessed from the driveway at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, and also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard. Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall Community Room, is an ADA accessible facility.

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Westwood Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings, Holidays, and Events of Interest:

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November

13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

WCC Votes to Support Sepulveda Pass Heavy Rail

At its July meeting, WCC’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a one-seat Valley-Westside Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project alignment that provides below-ground heavy rail with a terminal on the UCLA campus and a direct connection to the Westwood Purple Line. In so doing, the Board rejected an alternative proposal that would link the Valley and LAX via an above-grade monorail down the center of the 405 freeway.

The monorail alternative would carry fewer passengers than the heavy rail options and would not connect directly with UCLA which is expected to generate a large proportion of the cross-mountain passengers. This monorail option proposes to link to UCLA by building an elevated people mover that would pass above both Wilshire and Westwood Blvds. to reach campus. This latter proposal is called a two-seat option because passengers must use two conveyances to reach their desitinations and is expected to reduce UCLA-bound ridership on the proposed cross-mountain service.

In other action, the Board voted to support a Westwood Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) motion to support Citywide Sign Ordinance Version B+ which disapproves amnesty for existing unpermitted billboards, disapproves “grandfathering” of pre-2009 sign districts, restricts new off-site signs, including digital billboards among other provisions.

Sepulveda Transit Corridor on WCC July Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the WCC Board will take place at 7 p.m., July 16, 2019, in the Community Room of Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd. The meeting will include a presentation on Metro’s proposed Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project by Renée Fortier, Executive Director of UCLA Events & Transportation, and Dave Karwaski, Director of UCLA Mobility Planning & Traffic Systems.

WCC Votes Support for WRAC Motion on Scooters

At its May meeting, the WCC Board voted to support a WRAC motion requiring scooter companied to cooperate with law enforcement agency investigations. Text of motion:

i. WRAC Motion on information sharing from Dockless Scooter providers in City of L.A.

Whereas, a recent felony hit-and-run incident occurred in Pacific Palisades, in which a user of a dockless scooter fled the scene after striking and seriously injuring a beloved local pastor, and the dockless scooter company subsequently refused to cooperate with LAPD investigators to provide the name of the user who rented the scooter involved in the accident, thus preventing or delaying justice: 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Westwood Community Council joins with other WRAC-member Councils in urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Department of Transportation to require that all dockless mobility device permits issued in the City of Los Angeles be conditioned on the providers’ agreeing to cooperate with law enforcement in the event of an accident involving injury to a person caused by, or claimed to be caused by, the use of a dockless mobility device; and 

Be it further resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes any effort at the State level to prohibit or restrict the right of local municipalities to exercise local control in requiring providers of such dockless mobility devices from providing such data, and any other restriction that would compromise the ability of local governments to protect public safety, health, and welfare. 

WCC May Meeting Agenda Set

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood Town Hall community room (ground floor)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard Westwood Los Angeles, CA 90024

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: Carole Magnuson, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)

6. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)

          A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer

          B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services

          C. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative

          D. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy

          E. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

7. Informational Briefing by LADWP on underground electrical vault infrastructure improvement project beginning June 2019, impacting Westwood Hills/Holmby-Westwood/Holmby Hills/Bel-Air/Beverly Crest areas (“Bel-Air Power Upgrade”), resulting in lane reductions and traffic impacts on Sunset Boulevard (from 405 to Bellagio Road; and east of Beverly Glen): Debra Hong, Senior P.R. Specialist, DWP Communications, Media & Community Affairs Division (suggested 15 minutes)

8. Special Presentation by L.A. Department of Recreation & Parks on proposal to establish “Tommy’s Field” – an offer to Rec & Parks Partnership Division from Holmby-Westwood neighbor Nikki Mark to fund the design and construction of new fenced synthetic soccer field at Westwood Recreation Center in memory of her son, plus related park improvements including new restrooms, new tennis pro shop, reducing the number of tennis courts from 8 to 6, and other related park projects: Thomas Gibson, Landscape Architect II – Planning, Construction & Maintenance Division; Michael Harrison, Principal Recreation Supervisor; Eric Mellem, new Recreation Director, Westwood Recreation Center (suggested 30 minutes)

9. Special Introduction and Conversation on public safety issues and crime trends in Westwood community with LAPD Captain Vic Davalos, new Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Community Police Station (timing of conversation depends on arrival time of Captain Davalos)

10. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action; see calendar of meetings, public hearings, and events of interest at end of this Agenda).

11. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

12. Old Business

13. New Business

       A. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Recommended Motions – Steve Sann

               i. WRAC Motion on information sharing from Dockless Scooter providers in City of L.A.

Whereas, a recent felony hit-and-run incident occurred in Pacific Palisades, in which a user of a dockless scooter fled the scene after striking and seriously injuring a beloved local pastor, and the dockless scooter company subsequently refused to cooperate with LAPD investigators to provide the name of the user who rented the scooter involved in the accident, thus preventing or delaying justice: 2

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Westwood Community Council joins with other WRAC-member Councils in urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Department of Transportation to require that all dockless mobility device permits issued in the City of Los Angeles be conditioned on the providers’ agreeing to cooperate with law enforcement in the event of an accident involving injury to a person caused by, or claimed to be caused by, the use of a dockless mobility device; and

Be it further resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes any effort at the State level to prohibit or restrict the right of local municipalities to exercise local control in requiring providers of such dockless mobility devices from providing such data, and any other restriction that would compromise the ability of local governments to protect public safety, health, and welfare.

       B. Discussion on Measure EE (Quality teachers, class size reduction, and local school safety measure/ LAUSD Parcel Tax) to appear on June 4, 2019 Los Angeles Municipal Special Election Ballot – Roozbeh Farahanipour

14. General Public Comment (on non-agendized topics of interest to the public, within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC) (10 minutes maximum, 2 minute per speaker)

15. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

16. Motion to Adjourn

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC. Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject. However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL. The agenda is posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, and at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. Belmont Village Westwood provides free covered self-parking in its underground garage, accessed from the driveway at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, and also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard. Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall Community Room, is an ADA accessible facility.

WCC Supports Koretz motions; adds Graduate Student seat

The Westwood Community Council Board voted last night to support Coucilman Paul Koretz’s opposition to two State measures that would preempt local control in zoning and land use and  the City Council’s ability to regulate alcohol sales.

Both measures–SB 58 (Weiner) which allows Los Angeles and other select cities to extend alcohol sales hours from 2 a.m. until 4 a.m.,  and SB 50 (Weiner) which would override existing limits on density allowable in areas zoned for single-family residences– are currently before LA City Council committees.

In other action, the Board voted to amend its By-Laws to provide dedicated seats for UCLA graduate and undergraduates, which will increase the number of student seats to four (2 voting seats and 2 alternate seats)  from the current two.  Students had sought additional seats for two on-campus organizations but consideration of the additional seats was deferred pending applications from the organizations.

The Board’s next regular meeting is set for Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

WCC Sets 2019 Meeting Dates

                                                                                  

WESTWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL

2019 MEETING SCHEDULE

The Westwood Community Council Board (WCC) regularly meets on the THIRD TUESDAY every other month beginning in January of each year, at 7:00 p.m. The 2019 meeting schedule is:

• Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The Westwood Community Council regularly meets at:

Belmont Village Westwood (Senior Living)

Town Hall community room (ground floor)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard (east of Warner Avenue)

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Belmont Village Westwood is located next to the Westwood United Methodist Church main sanctuary (east of Warner Avenue). Free covered self-parking is available at Belmont Village Westwood in its underground garage. From Wilshire Boulevard access the Belmont Village driveway (10475 Wilshire Boulevard), proceed under the overhang and turn right into the Belmont garage. Park on levels P2, P3, or P4 and take the elevator in the southwest corner of the garage up to the first floor. The Town Hall community room is located on the ground floor directly across the elevator, off the main lobby.

Belmont Village Westwood also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard, including Metro Line 20. It is located one and one-half blocks west of the Beverly Glen stop of the Metro Rapid Bus Line 720. Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall community room, is an ADA accessible facility.

WCC Board meeting agendas are posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, and at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online.

The WCC Bylaws also provide that Special Meetings may be called by any two officers or by a majority of all Voting Members, by giving written notice at least 24 hours in advance, to address any urgent business.

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC. Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject. However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL.

The WCC Executive Committee is scheduled to meet on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month, in between WCC Board meetings, whenever there is business to transact. The meeting location for the Executive Committee is Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room. The 2018 Executive Committee meeting schedule is:

• Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Scheduled meetings of the WCC Board and/or Executive Committee are subject to change or cancellation. Visit http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org to confirm meeting dates, times, and locations.