WCC Board May Meeting Set for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Via Zoom

In order for our WCC to hold a meeting this month and take up business, WCC will hold its first Zoom Teleconference/Videoconference Meeting* onTuesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m. .  (Special thanks to John Heidt for setting up this Zoom meeting.)  

The one major item from our March agenda that is rescheduled for this month is a special presentation by Zuriel Espinosa, City Planning Associate from the Los Angeles City Planning Department, on possible amendments to the Westwood Village Specific Plan. These amendments under consideration include food use definitions, numerical limitations on food uses, parking requirements, and location of parking.


In addition to Zuriel, joining us on our Zoom Teleconference meeting will be Christine (Mahfouz) Saponara, Senior City Planner, and Susan Wong, City Planner.  All three planners are very familiar with Westwood Village and our Specific Plan: both Zuriel and Christine previously staffed our Westwood Design Reveiw Board (DRB) for multiple years, and Susan Wong spent several years in Westwood as a UCLA graduate.
You can participate via Zoom on your desktop, laptop, iPhone, or other Smartphone using the link below.  (Note: if you have not already done so, you must download the Zoom App using the link below.)  Or you can join the Zoom meeting by telephone using one of the phone numbers below.  Note the Meeting ID and Password below.

Call in: (669) 900-9128  Meeting ID: 748 234 5507  Password: 455451

Join the Zoom Meeting by using this Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7482345507?pwd=Y2pkYnhxWSszUGtzbHducGdoZExZQT09

(Note: To join the Zoom video, you must download the Zoom App prior to the meeting.)

To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please use one of the following Dial-in Numbers:

 (669) 900-9128 US (San Jose) ▪ (346) 248-7799 US (Houston) ▪ (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)

(646) 558-8656 US (New York) ▪ (253) 215-8782 US (Tacoma) ▪ (301) 715-8592 US (Maryland)
We have also invited our various governmental and agency representatives and liaisons to participate and give us their reports and updates.  Of course, members of the public are welcome to listen in, and participate in, the Zoom Telephone Conference meeting, in accordance with our Bylaws.


Kindly RSVP by hitting “reply” to this email, to confirm whether we can expect your participation in our first WCC Zoom Teleconference meeting tomorrow.

I look forward to having you join us on our first WCC Zoom Teleconference meeting on Tuesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued service to our Westwood community…and please continue to Stay Safe!
With kindest regards,
For the Westwood Community Council….
Steve Sann
STEVEN SANNChairWestwood Community Council907 Westwood Boulevard, # 203 | Los Angeles, CA  90024-2904
t: 213.448.8147 (direct) | e: stevesann2001@yahoo.com

*Public meeting by Teleconference are permitted per State of California Executive Order N-29-20.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. 

Teleconference Meeting* 

Call in: (669) 900-9128 Meeting ID: 748 234 5507 Password: 455451 

Join the Zoom Meeting by using this Link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7482345507?pwd=Y2pkYnhxWSszUGtzbHducGdoZExZQT09

(Note: To join the Zoom video, you must download the Zoom App prior to the meeting.) 

To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please use one of the following Dial-in Numbers: 

(669) 900-9128 US (San Jose) ▪ (346) 248-7799 US (Houston) ▪ (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago) 

(646) 558-8656 US (New York) ▪ (253) 215-8782 US (Tacoma) ▪ (301) 715-8592 US (Maryland) 

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

1. Call to Order and Reading of WCC Mission Statement: Steve Sann, Chair 

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

3. Certification of Quorum 

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

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

A. LAPD West L.A. Community Police Station: Officer Pete Ojeda, Westwood Senior Lead Officer 

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

C. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager: Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative 

D. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Fernando R. Morales, District Director, Metro/West L.A. 

E. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Tanaz Golshan, Senior Area Representative, West Valley & West L.A. 

F. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field & Policy Deputy 

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

6. Special Presentation from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning and possible motion on proposed amendments to the Westwood Village Specific Plan related to food use definitions, numerical limitations on food uses, parking requirements, and location of parking: Zuriel Espinosa, City Planning Associate 

7. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members 

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

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

9. Old Business 

10. New Business 

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, July 21, 7:00 p.m., Location TBA (may be Zoom Teleconference Meeting) 

13. Motion to Adjourn 

*Public Meetings by Teleconference are permitted per State of California Executive Order N-29-20. 

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 MUST NOTIFY THE CHAIR VERBALLY OR BY USING THE ZOOM NOTIFICATION BUTTON, AT THE TIME THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE CALLED FOR. This agenda is posted for public review at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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: John Heidt, Westwood United Methodist Church 

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 Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative 
  • D. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative 
  • E. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Field & Policy Deputy 
  • F. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director 

7. Special presentation, project update, and possible motion on the proposed State licensing of The Watermark at Westwood Village, 947 Tiverton Avenue (former Vintage Westwood Horizons site) – Allison R. Marty, Managing Director, Watermark Retirement Communities 

8. 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). 
  • B. 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood – Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m. (meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, free parking on site). 
  • C. Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant/Tanino Ristorante), 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard – Successfully declared a Historic-Cultural Monument by Los Angeles City Council in December 2019 
  • D. Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow, 1073 Glendon Avenue, Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space (free to the public) 

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

10. Old Business 

  • A. Report on Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners’ meeting of January 16th re proposed second synthetic Multipurpose/Soccer Field at Westwood Park (aka “Tommy’s Field”) – Sandy Brown 

11. New Business 

  • A. Presentation and discussion on proposed Westwood Village historic preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse framework to achieve community revitalization, and proposal to engage UCLA Urban Planning Masters student and fourth-generation Westwood resident Samuel Siegel to prepare a Capstone Research Project report and presentation to the WCC in May 2020 – Steve Sann and Sam Siegel (Masters Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs) 

12. 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 minutes per speaker) 

13. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard 

14. Motion to Adjourn 

EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE WESTWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL (WCC) ON AN AGENDA ITEM MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S REQUEST CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE WCC CHAIR PRIOR TO THE WCC’S CONSIDERATION OF THAT ITEM. In accordance with its Bylaws, the WCC shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for members of the public to address the WCC on agenda items at the time the respective item is considered. Individual testimony on agenda items shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person. Public comments on all other non-agendized topics of interest to the public which are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC shall be made during the General Public Comment period, and 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 for each agenda item and each speaker depending on the number of speaker request cards received and the time available for each agenda item and each non-agendized topic. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the Chair. 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 for motor vehicles and bicycles in its underground garage, which may be 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. 3 

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

2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m., meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Friends of Westwood Library Pop-Up Book Sale: Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue (free parking on site) 

Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow: Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space, public invited, 1073 Glendon Avenue 

Opening Celebration of new Hammer Museum Exhibition: Saturday, February 1, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Paul McCarthy – Head Space Drawings (1963-2019), 10889 Wilshire Boulevard; rsvp: hammer.ucla.edu/winterparty20 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive 

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

President’s Day Holiday: Monday, February 17 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Iconic Westwood Village Guided Tour and Bar Crawl: Saturday, February 22, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., Co-sponsored by Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) and Los Angeles Conservancy, featuring five Westwood Village restaurants & bars – Audrey at the Hammer, Broxton Brewery & Public House, Fellow, Rocco’s Tavern, and Skylight Gardens (ticketed event, 21+; $30/per guest includes small bites and one drink per location) 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

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

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, March 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, March 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”): Thursday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue 

2020 West Los Angeles Homeless Count Coming Up

Each year, volunteers count the number of people experiencing homelessness throughout the county through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. Thousands of volunteers are needed to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County.

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place January 21-23. Sign up today at TheyCountWillYou.org.

  • January 21, 2020: San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys 
  • January 22, 2020: West Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, & the South Bay
  • January 23, 2020: Antelope Valley, Metro Los Angeles, and South Los Angeles

Already registered? Feel free to recruit your friends, family, and coworkers to join the Count! And, if you are willing, post a brief message on social media and link to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count website for people to register.

WCC Supports Historic Monument Status for Westwood Building

Voting unanimously, the Westwood Community Council Tuesday night voted to join the growing number of Angelenos who want to designate the historic Kelley Music Building in Westwood as an Historic-Cultural Monument.  The WCC motion supports a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to support the Los Angeles Conservancy’s nomination of the 1930 Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant, Tanino Ristorante Building), designed by Master Architect Paul Revere Williams, and located at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard in Westwood Village, as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and to support the Commission’s recommendation that the Los Angeles City Council add this property to the City’s official list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

The Kelley Music Building is important for its association with the early development of Westwood Village and as one of the earliest commercial architectural commissions by master architect Paul Revere Williams. Completed in 1930, the Kelly Music Building was part of the initial development phase of Westwood Village, which officially opened in late 1929.

In June 2019, the Conservancy nominated the building for local Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) recognition. On July 18, the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) voted in support to take the HCM nomination under consideration. 

On September 19, the CHC met to review and voted in full support of the HCM nomination. It will now go before the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee. A date for PLUM has been set for November 26 at 2:30pm.  

://www.laconservancy.org/locations/kelly-music-building-tanino-ristorante

UCLA on WCC Agenda for Tuesday, Nov 19 Meeting

Westwood Community Council Members and other Westwood Friends:

Happy November!
This is a reminder that our next WCC meeting will be held on –

Tuesday, November 19th
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood
Town Hall community room (first floor)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90024
Our agenda is attached below.

This is our LAST scheduled meeting of 2019 (and for this decade!), and it promises to be very informative.  
UCLA’s activities are our topic and we have two special guests to address our issues.

First we will introduce and have a lively conversation with Jennifer Poulakidas, UCLA’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations.  In this key position Jennifer oversees all of UCLA’s governmental relations — at the Federal, State, County, Metro, and City levels.  She is also is responsible for directing and overseeing UCLA’s community relations, including with our local Westwood community. (Jennifer follows Keith Parker in this role.)
Jennifer was appointed to this very important position earlier this year, following a nationwide search.

Additionally, we are very happy to welcome back one of UCLA’s most influential campus administrators who has addressed our Westwood Community Council on two previous occasions — UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck

Vice Chancellor Beck has wide ranging duties at UCLA including including directly managing an annual operating budget of $900 million, 5,200 employees, and eleven major campus departments (including Financial Services, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Transportation and Events, UCLA Police Department, Facilities Management, Campus Human Resources, Information Technology, Environmental Health & Safety, Central Ticket Office, and more). 

Additionally, Michael and his wife are Westwood neighbors who reside in the Westwood Homeowners Association area.  He also served as a Board member and Vice President of the Westwood Business Improvement District.  Living in Westwood, Michael sees much of what we see on a day to day basis in the Village and greater Westwood.

With so many significant UCLA construction projects underway, other developments in the pipeline that will affect both Westwood and UCLA, as well as significant recent property acquisitions by UCLA (Gayley Center, Oxy Building, 924 Westwood, among them), many WCC members have been asking numerous UCLA-related questions.  This will be an opportunity to hear directly from one of UCLA’s highest ranking administrators about what our “neighbor to the north” is doing, and to get your questions answered.

See Agenda here