WCC Sets November 20, 2018 Agenda

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, November 20, 2018  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’s Mission Statement: Clinton Schudy, Oakley’s Barber Shop3.
  3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public
    1. A.  Welcoming and seating of new Alternate Representative for Westwood Village Business Association: Philip Camino, Managing Member, Fellow restaurant
  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)
    1. /LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
    2. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
    3. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy
    4. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador
    5. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: (vacant), Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
    6. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
    7. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director
  7. Special presentation and discussion with new Westwood Planning Deputy for Fifth District on Westwood community planning and land use issues, including Motion by Councilmember Koretz for report-back from City Planning Department on Westwood Village Specific Plan, including possible amendments to restaurant and fast food definitions, limited use numbers, and parking requirements: Hagu Solomon-Cary, Westwood Planning Deputy, Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz (item rescheduled from July 17th WCC meeting).

 

  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
    1. 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).
  1. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
  2. Old Business – None

 

  1. New Business
    1. Motion on proposed City Planning and Zoning Processes and Procedures Ordinance: “Resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes a proposed amendment adopted by the City Planning Commission to add a new chapter to the Los Angeles Municipal Code, which chapter would substantially alter the processes and procedures that govern the way plans and projects are approved, including: (a.) Allowing the Director of Planning to grant approvals without public input; (b.) Reducing notification requirements; (c.) Creating an alternative approval process; (d.) Weakening protections for Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs); (e.) Limiting some appeals only to adjacent property owners; and (f.) Removing the “legislative authority” governing planning and zoning decisions, project approvals, and the granting of conditional use permits away from elected city officials and transferring it to unelected bureaucrats.” – Sandy Brown

 

  1. 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)
  2. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

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.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you, your family, and loved ones!

 

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

 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. – CANCELED (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 22 (Legal holiday) (fourth Thursday of November)

Friends of Westwood Library Quarterly Used Book Sale: Saturday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., (generally, first Saturday every March, June, September, and December); Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Ave.

First Night of Hanukkah: Sunday, December 2, beginning at sunset

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

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

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

Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, December 16, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; Fiato String Quartet, followed by complimentary post-show reception hosted by Frida Mexican Cuisine; free admission and free parking at Westwood Library; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, December 19, 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, December 20, 8:30 a.m. – CANCELED (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

UCLA Winter Holiday Closure: 11 days beginning Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (UCPD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center/UCLA Health System, and other essential facilities remain open)

Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25 (Legal holiday)

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (Legal holiday)

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count (SPA 5, including Westwood): Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard; Sign up at: https://www.theycountwillyou.org/volunteer (insert “Los Angeles 90024” to sign up for Westwood Count)

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”): Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): January 2019 meeting date and location TBD

WCC Agenda for September 17 Meeting

Join UCLA’s Administrative Vice Chancellor, Michael Beck and members of the Westwood Community Council Board in conversation tomorrow, September 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Westwood Community Room at Belmont Village.

    A G E N D A

Monday, September 17, 2018 (Note Special Day & Date due to Yom Kippur Holiday) 

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’s Mission Statement: Philip Gabriel, Westwood Village property owner and business owner – Scrubs Unlimited

  1. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public
  2. Certification of Quorum
  3. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)
  4. Conversation with UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck; question and answer session with WCC members. Suggested topics for discussion may include:
  • UCLA’s long-term plans for development and/or redevelopment of Main Campus and West Campus
  • Impacts of recent enrollment growth on housing shortage, spike in rental prices in Westwood, etc.
  • Possible future enrollment cap in Westwood (UC Regents to accommodate future enrollment growth at other nine UC general campuses, all of which have much more available land and other resources)
  • Possibility of developing a “second campus” or satellite campus to accommodate future enrollment growth (i.e., “vertical campus” in Downtown L.A. high-rise, Arts campus in Playa Vista, or elsewhere)
  • UCLA’s current and future plans for additional: Student Housing, Faculty Housing, Academic Space, Research Facilities, Recreation Space, Open Space, Student Support Space, Office Space, Performing Arts and Museum venues, Parking, and other institutional needs in Westwood and elsewhere
  • UCLA’s future plans for “The Hill” – repair/replacement of Sunset Canyon Rec Center, Sunset Village (redevelopment of Delta Terrace, Courtside), Lot 11, etc.; the need for sensitivity to the neighbors
  • UCLA’s plans to redevelop the Ueberroth site, adjacent northeast corner of Gayley & Le Conte, etc.
  • UCLA’s plans for continued property acquisition and/or leasing in Westwood Village and elsewhere
  • UCLA’s development plans (use, massing, and density) for Lot 36 property in Westwood Village
  • UCLA’s plans to integrate Westwood/UCLA Subway Station on Lot 36 into larger development vision
  • UCLA’s plans for “last mile/first mile” transportation between Lot 36 Metro Station and Main Campus
  • UCLA plan to tie into Metro’s proposal to connect the Valley with Westwood via 405/Sepulveda Pass
  • UCLA’s plans for more bicycle infrastructure, and connection with approved Gayley Avenue bike lane
  • Any plans to establish more Arts venues in the Village (Performing Arts theater, Fowler Museum, etc.)
  • Impact of Geffen Academy development on Lot 36 site, and long term plans for Geffen Academy
  • UCLA’s plans for 2028 Olympic Games, and how will this impact the Village and the rest of Westwood
  • Continued commercialization and opening of new businesses on campus that compete directly with Village merchants; problem of giving students fewer and fewer reasons to come down into the Village
  • UCLA’s role in providing “fun” for students on UCLA campus (Ackerman Union, The Hill, elsewhere).
  • Community concern over height, density, scale, and character of UCLA developments in Westwood
  • UCLA’s willingness to respect and honor key provisions (height, density, signage, historic preservation) of various Westwood Community and Specific Plans (i.e., Westwood Village Specific Plan, North Westwood Village Plan, Westwood Community Multi-Family Specific Plan, etc.)
  • Westwood and UCLA – “Town and Gown” relationship, Westwood community issues and concerns
  • UCLA’s role in formation and future operation of new North Westwood Neighborhood Council
  • UCLA role in the Westwood Village Improvement Association (Business Improvement District)
  • UCLA’s role in promoting and enforcing safe usage of motorized scooters in the Village and on campus

 

  1. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
  2. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
  3. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
  4. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
  5. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

 

  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
  2. 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).

 

  1. 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)

 

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

 

  1. Old Business

 

  1. New Business
  1. WRAC Recommended Motion to Request Extension of Community Plan Timeline by Planning Department: Resolved that, The Westwood Community Council finds the Community Plans Update Outreach Plan timeline of 3 years to be overly ambitious (consider that the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert and Granada Hills Community Plans required 7 years, and the Expo Station Neighborhood Transit Plan required 4.5 years), potentially limiting adequate public input and feedback. Therefore, we request that the Planning Department be funded to extend the timeline if and as needed to accommodate achievement-anchored benchmarks.”
  1. WRAC Recommended Motion on Request for Planning Data Prior to Start of Community Plan Update: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council requests the Planning Department provide all information (listed below), prior to commencing any work on the Community Plan Update process. These data are prerequisite for meaningful asset-based grassroots planning input to any Community Plan, whether it is for the Westside’s first cycle (Palms–Mar Vista–Del Rey, Venice, Westchester–Playa del Rey, and West Los Angeles Community Plans) or second cycle (Bel-Air–Beverly Crest, Brentwood–Pacific Palisades, and Westwood Community Plans):
  2. What is the current aggregate population in the Community Plan area?
  3. What is the projected population in the build-out year?
    How is it calculated? Who calculates it? Is the U.S. Census used?
  4. What is the population capacity in the current zoning, including R zones and C zones with already approved density bonuses (i.e., Transit Oriented Communities, Expo Station Transit Neighborhood Plan, etc.) and Accessory Dwelling Units?
  5. What is the population capacity in the proposed zoning, including R zones and C zones with already approved density bonuses (i.e., Transit Oriented Communities, Expo Station Transit Neighborhood Plan, etc.) and Accessory Dwelling Units?
  6. What is the capacity of jobs or count of jobs currently?
  7. What is the change in jobs as a result of proposed zoning, either by increase in C or M zones or reduction in jobs if C or M zones are decreased?
  8. WRAC Recommended Motion in Support of Protected Tree Ordinance: Resolved that, The Westwood Community Council supports the initiative of Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin in their November 22, 2017 Motion to City Council to strengthen the City’s Protected Tree Ordinance (#177404).”

 

  1. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November September 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

 

  1. 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, and Events of Interest

 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB) – CANCELED: Wednesday, September 19, Meeting canceled due to Yom Kippur holiday

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Thursday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Friends of Westwood Library Pop-Up Book Sale: Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue

Second Annual Westwood Village Block Party: Sunday, September 23, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Broxton Avenue. To welcome new UCLA freshmen and transfer students, and to introduce them to Westwood Village.

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Note special date due to Yom Kippur holiday; generally on third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Civic Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue (Note new location.)

UCLA Fall Quarter Instruction Begins: Thursday, September 27

Tenth Annual UCLA Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 29. For new UCLA freshmen and transfer students. For more information, and to sign up to volunteer as a Project Leader or Task Captain, visit volunteer.ucla.edu.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater: Sunday, September 30, 2:30 p.m. Special children’s program featuring L.A.’s world renowned puppet theater. Free admission, free parking, and complimentary refreshments. Presented by Friends of Westwood Library. Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB) – CANCELED: Wednesday, October 3, Meeting cancelled due to Citywide Planning Staff meeting.

Indigenous Peoples Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 8

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, October 14, 2:30 p.m., Featuring Fiato String Quartet. Free admission, free parking, and complimentary refreshments. Presented by Friends of Westwood Library. Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue.

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Civic Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 17, 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, aka BID): Thursday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Halloween: Wednesday, October 31

Federal, State and Municipal General Election Day: Tuesday, November 6

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) Annual Meeting (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Friday, November 9, 8:30 a.m. Conversation with Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum Director. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Veteran’s Day: Sunday, November 11

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Thursday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 22 (fourth Thursday of November)

WCC Sets Agenda for July Meeting

 

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, July 17, 2018  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

 

  1. Reading of the WCC’s Mission Statement: David Hekmat, Mary & Robb’s Westwood Café

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public
  2. Welcoming and Seating of new Representative for UCLA Graduate Students Association: Taylor Fife, Second year MBA student, UCLA Anderson School of Management

 

  1. Certification of Quorum

 

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

 

  1. Introduction of new Westwood Planning Deputy for Council District 5 and discussion on Westwood Planning & Land Use issues, concerns, and priorities: Hagu Solomon-Cary, Westwood Planning Deputy, Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz

 

  1. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
  2. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
  3. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
  4. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Bocarsly, Community Liaison
  5. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Shannon Louis, Field Deputy
  6. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
  7. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
  8. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

 

  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
  2. 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).

 

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

 

  1. Old Business – None

 

  1. New Business
  2. WRAC Recommended Motion on Opposition to Lifting Overnight Beach Curfew: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council opposes the lifting of the beach curfew currently in place, which restricts beach access between midnight and 5:00 a.m. daily. This is in consideration of the public health and safety concerns, and in keeping with long standing practice, supported by LAPD and L.A. County Beaches and Harbors, which agencies are tasked with maintaining the safety and integrity of the beach and the shoreline respectively.”
  3. WRAC Recommended Motion in Opposition to the Automatic Renewal of the City’s Bus Shelter Advertising 20-Year Contract: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council strongly opposes the automatic renewal of the City’s Bus Shelter/Advertising 20-Year Contract with JCDecaux. The WCC requests the City to withdraw the renegotiation of the sidewalk furniture contract with JCDecaux from the City Attorney’s Office, and to allow a process of community input which can culminate in an open RFP process, awarded based on parameters laid out by community impact and ridership needs. The City should solicit comments from the community about problems/issues, and then issue an open RFP that addresses these issues to numerous advertising firms. Problems include lack of bus shelters at mass transit stations and major arterials, which harms the rider experience during rainstorms and windstorms, and which may further reduce the already declining use of transit. The WCC also strongly urges that local control, Specific Plan, Scenic Highway and Coastal Zone protections be respected in connection with any contract that is eventually negotiated.
  4. Motion on Conditional Use Permit application for Fellow full-service restaurant: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council supports the application by Philip Camino/1071 Glendon Partners LLC to the Office of Zoning Administration of the L.A. Department of City Planning for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and to allow live entertainment and public dancing in association with the operation of an existing full-service, sit-down restaurant called Fellow, located at 1071 Glendon Avenue, comprised of 4,687 square-feet of interior space and a proposed 110 square-foot patio in the public right-of-way, with a maximum of 139 indoor seats and 6 outdoor seats, with proposed hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily, and with off-site valet parking to be provided during dinner service. Such live entertainment shall be limited to a maximum of a four-person acoustic musical ensemble (non-amplified). Public dancing shall be limited to no more than 12 times per year (average of one date per month, for private party functions, special events, and holidays such as New Year’s Eve, etc.). All such entitlements shall be in accordance with the Westwood Village Specific Plan. Said Conditional Use Entertainment (CUX) Permit and Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Permit shall be granted to the Applicant subject to the following Conditions: (1.) Live entertainment and public dancing, including live music, disc jockey, recorded music, etc. is permitted provided it is not audible beyond the footprint of the restaurant. (2.) Any music, sound, or noise which is under the control of the applicant shall not exceed the decibel levels or constitute a violation of Sections 112.06 or 116.01 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (Citywide Noise Ordinance). At any time during the term of the grant a City inspector may visit the site during operating hours to measure the noise levels using a calibrated decibel/sound level meter. If, upon inspection, it is found that the noise level exceeds those allowed by the City wide Noise Ordinance, the owner/operator will be notified and will be required to modify, or eliminate the source of the noise, or retain an acoustical engineer to recommend design and implement noise control measures within property such as, noise barriers, sound absorbers, or buffer zones. (3.) Upon a change in ownership, and/or a substantial change in the mode or character of operation of the restaurant (Fellow), all Conditional Use Permits shall be subject to a Plan Approval and Review process, following public notice per LAMC. Additionally, the following Applicant Agreed-Upon and Volunteered Conditions, relative to the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages, shall be included by the ZA in the Letter of Determination as Recommended Conditions to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for inclusion on the ABC License: (1.) There shall be no admission charge or cover charge required at any time. (2.) There shall be no minimum number of drinks required for purchase at any time. (3.) With the exception of the sale of bottles or carafes of wine or champagne, all other alcoholic beverages shall be sold and served in individual servings to individual patrons. (4.) No “Happy Hour” type of reduced price alcoholic beverages or “2 for 1” promotions shall be allowed at any time. Discounted food promotions are encouraged. (5.) Beer shall be sold and served in individual servings not to exceed 16 ounces. (6.) There shall be no sale or service of beer in pitchers. (7.) Coin operated game machines, pool or billiards tables, or similar game activities or equipment shall not be permitted. (8.) No alcohol shall be allowed to be consumed on any adjacent property under the control of the applicant. (9.) The sale of alcohol shall be incidental to the sale of food. (10.) The sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises is prohibited. (11.) The quarterly gross sales of food shall not exceed the quarterly gross sales of alcohol. The business operator shall maintain records which reflect these numbers and make them available to the Police Department and/or ABC upon request. (12.) The off-site sale of alcoholic beverages as a secondary use (i.e., take out”) is not permitted. (13.) All service of alcoholic beverages shall be conducted by a waitress or waiter or bartender. (14.) There shall be no sale, service, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the sidewalk, unless a fixed barrier is provided to separate the restaurant area from the public right of way, in accordance with ABC requirements. (15.) A sign shall be posted on the interior stating “No alcohol allowed beyond this point.”
  5. Motion on development application for Violet full-service restaurant, cooking school, and retail shop: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council supports the application by Dana Slatkin/The Sauce LLC to the L.A. Department of City Planning for the historic restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of the 1936 Mediterranean-style patio building located at 1121 Glendon Avenue (former Sak’s Teriyaki and second floor space), listed as Locally Significant Historic Resource Building #24 in Table 1 of the Westwood Village Specific Plan (WVSP); granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project, in accordance with the Standards for Rehabilitation by the Secretary of the Interior; issuance of Specific Plan Project Permit Compliance; and the redevelopment, construction, and operation of a new, full-service, sit down, restaurant to be called Violet, with interior seating for approximately 30 patrons and patio seating for approximately 36 patrons, and with an associated cooking school and retail shop, all with proposed operations seven days a week, and with off-site valet parking to be provided, all in accordance with the WVSP.”

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

 

  1. 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, and Events of Interest

 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, July 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, aka BID): Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, August 15, 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, aka BID): Thursday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 3

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

Friends of Westwood Library Quarterly Used Book Sale: Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., (Note special date due to Labor Day holiday. Generally, the first Saturday every March, June, September, and December); Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 19, 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, aka BID): Thursday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Second Annual Westwood Village Block Party: Sunday, September 23, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Broxton Avenue. To welcome new UCLA freshmen and transfer students, and to introduce them to Westwood Village.

UCLA Fall Quarter Instruction Begins: Thursday, September 27

10th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day: Sunday, September 29. For new UCLA freshmen and transfer students. For more information, and to sign up to volunteer as a Project Leader or Task Captain, visit volunteer.ucla.edu.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater @ Westwood Library: Sunday, September 30, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue. Special children’s program featuring L.A.’s world renowned puppet theater, followed by complimentary refreshments. Free admission and free parking at Westwood Library. Special program underwritten, presented, and hosted by Friends of Westwood Library.

WCC Board Agenda for May 15, 2018

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, May 15, 2018  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

 

  1. Reading of the WCC’s Mission Statement: Clinton Schudy, Oakley’s Barber Shop

 

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

 

  1. Certification of Quorum

 

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

 

  1. Presentations on new Full-Service Sit-Down Restaurants coming to Westwood Village:
  2. Violet – Development, historic rehabilitation, and restoration of Cultural Resource patio building at 1121 Glendon Ave. (former Sak’s Teriyaki and second floor space) and creation of new sit-down restaurant, bar, and cooking school – Dana Slatkin, Executive Chef/Managing Member, The Sauce LLC
  3. Fellow – Development of new sit-down restaurant and bar at 1071 Glendon Ave. (former Moustache Café, Sushi Mura, and The Glendon Bar & Kitchen) – Philip Camino, Managing Member, Fellow LLC

 

  1. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
  2. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
  3. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
  4. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador
  5. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Stephanie Cohen, West/Metro L.A. District Director
  6. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
  7. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
  8. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

 

  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
  2. 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).

 

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

 

  1. Old Business – None

 

  1. New Business
  2. Welcoming and Seating of new Alternate Rep. for Westwood Senior Living/Retirement/ Assisted Living Residential Stakeholders: Allison Marty, Executive Director, The Watermark at Westwood Village
  3. Motion on WVIA proposal to eliminate and/or reduce Code-required parking requirements in Westwood: Resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes the recommendation of the Parking Access, and Transportation Committee of the Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) “to eliminate the parking requirements for changes of use, to revise the parking requirements for new developments to 1 space per 1,000 square feet of floor area, and to eliminate Section 9E of the Westwood Village Specific Plan that calls for Replacement Parking requirements.” – Steve Sann
  4. WRAC Motion on Reserved Seating at City Council hearings for Neighborhood and Community Council Representatives (Refers to City Council file 15-0524): Resolved that, “in the interest of ensuring that local constituencies represented by Neighborhood and Community Councils are heard, the Westwood Community Council requests that seating be reserved at City departmental hearings, commission meetings, and Council meetings for members of Neighborhood and Community Councils. The Westwood Community Council further requests that the City Council introduces a motion to amend the Administrative Code (Section 22.819) to reflect this policy.” – Steve Sann
  5. Motion to Amend WCC Bylaws to Increase Student Seats on WCC Board: “Whereas the On-Campus Housing Coalition represents approximately 13,000 Westwood residents; and Whereas the Weyburn & Hilgard Residents Association represents approximately 2,000 residents; and Whereas the UCLA Graduate Students Association and Undergraduate Students Association represents approximately 44,000; and Whereas sharing just one voting and one alternate seat between all of these constituencies constitutes inadequate representation given the proportion of the Westwood Community that these stakeholders comprise:

Therefore be it resolved that the Westwood Community Council amend its bylaws to provide for separate voting and alternate seats for UCLA’s Graduate Students Association, Undergraduate Students Association, On Campus Housing Council and Weyburn & Hilgard Resident’s Association.” – Cameron Keller

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

 

  1. 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, and Events of Interest

 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, May 16, 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, aka BID): Thursday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

L.A. Department of City Planning Citywide DRB Board Member Training: Friday, May 18; Board Chair and Vice Chair Training, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; All Board Member Session, 10:00 a.m.-2;30 p.m.; City Hall East, Room 351; 200 North Main Street; L.A. 90012; Meetings open to the public (Sessions reportedly will be videotaped.)

8th Annual 5K Run/Walk for New Directions for Veterans: Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m., West L.A. Veterans Affairs Campus, 11303 Wilshire Boulevard, VA Bldg. 116; To register: NDVETS5K.ORG

16th Annual “Backstage at the Geffen”: Annual fundraising gala honoring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dick Van Dyke, benefitting Geffen Educational Programs; Sat., May 19; Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue

SPECIAL ELECTION – Westwood Neighborhood Council “North Westwood” Subdivision Election: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Polls Open 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Two Polls located at: Westwood Rec. Center, Room C, 1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 90025; and UCLA John Wooden Center Lobby, 221 Westwood Plaza, L.A. 90095; Free Parking at both locations; voting open to all “Stakeholders” 17+ who live, work, own property, own a business, attend school, worship, or regularly visit, use, or shop in Westwood, and who “Declare a Stake” in Westwood community as a “factual basis Stakeholder”. Citizenship not required; Documentation or Photo ID not required.

Westwood Library Quarterly Used Book Sale: Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., (generally, the first Saturday every March, June, September, and December); Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

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

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard

UCLA Commencement Weekend: Friday-Sunday, June 15-17, 2018

Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, July 1, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library 1246 Glendon Avenue; “Independence Day Concert” featuring L.A. Police Department Band free admission and free parking at Westwood Library; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

March Board Meeting Canceled

Westwood Community Council members and other Westwood friends:

This is to confirm that we have canceled our regularly scheduled March WCC Board meeting, which would have taken place on Tuesday, March 20th.

There is a lack of pressing Council business this month, and a number of Council members will be out of town on Tuesday. We want to respect everyone’s time and not hold a meeting without good reason.

The meeting cancellation notice is attached.

I hope you will plan to join us at our May Board meeting that will be held on –

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood

Town Hall community room (first floor)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Please take a moment now to reserve this date on your calendar.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 15th, if not before.

With kindest regards,

For the Westwood Community Council….

STEVEN SANN

Chair

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ▪ 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: www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org

AGENDA

Regularly scheduled

meeting of Tuesday, March 20, 2018

has been CANCELED

Next regularly scheduled meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood

Town Hall (Community Room)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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 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.

Board Meeting Next on Jan. 16, 2018

Our November 21st Westwood Community Council meeting has been CANCELED
due to a lack of quorum.
 
Please note (and mark in your calendar) that our NEXT regularly scheduled WCC meeting will be held on:
 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood
Town Hall (community room)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Items of business and reports that would have been discussed on Tuesday will be carried over to our January meeting.
Additionally, we are very pleased to announce that we recently received the nomination of a new Board member, Cameron Keller, a UCLA undergraduate, who has been appointed as the representative of the Undergraduate Students Association Council. Cameron will join us at our January meeting.
Thank you again for your service to our Westwood community, and please accept our best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, as well as Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
With kindest regards,
For the Westwood Community Council….
STEVEN SANN
Chair
Westwood Community Council
10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Los Angeles, CA  90024
t: 213.448.8147 (direct) | e: stevesann2001@yahoo.com