REVISED Meeting Agenda Posted



Westwood Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 ▪ 7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA 90024
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1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the WCC’s Mission: Sandy Brown, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association

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

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
A. Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

7. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons
A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Katherine Hennigan, Economic Development Director
C. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
D. Office of Senator Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Field Representative
E. UCLA Community & Local Government Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

8. Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer’s Report: Dr. Jerry Brown, Treasurer/CFO

9. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and community events of interest to the Westwood Community (informational only, no discussion)
i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard
ii. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
iii. Westwood Homeowners Association Annual Meeting: Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10750 Ohio Avenue – guests include Councilmember Paul Koretz, and Los Angeles County Third District Supervisorial candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver.
iv. Fifth Annual WOMP (Westwood Organized Meaningful Projects): Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10 a.m., Broxton Avenue in Westwood Village (pre-event set-up begins at 7 a.m.)
v. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
vi. Westwood Neighborhood Council: Wednesday, June 11, 7 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall; 10822 Wilshire Boulevard – Installation of new 2014-16 WWNC Board members and election of officers
vii. Fifth Annual Westwood Community Council “Night Out in Westwood Village”: Sunday, June date TBA – hosted reception at NINETHIRTY at the W and performance of “The Country House” at the Geffen Playhouse starring Blythe Danner (exact June date will be announced at WCC meeting)
viii. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

ix. West L.A. Area Planning Commission: Wednesday, June 18, 4:30 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Medina West L.A. Parking Building, 11214 W. Exposition Boulevard, Second Floor –

Hearing on Appeal of Director’s Determination granting two restaurants in lieu of 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail to Simms Commercial Development Project (Lindbrook and Gayley site)
x. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
xi. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
B. Broxton Parking Garage: Study of proposed rate increases including daily maximum rate from $9 to $10, and after 6 p.m. flat rate from $3 to $4.50 – Steve Sann
C. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

10. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
A. Representation Committee: Carole Magnuson, Chair
B. WOMP Planning Committee: Rick Chancellor and John Heidt, Co-Chairs
i. Save the Date: Fifth Annual WOMP: Saturday, May 31, 2014
ii. Cash and in-kind donations from businesses, civic groups, HOAs, and individual donors are most welcome (please make WOMP donation checks payable to “Westwood Community Council,” note “WOMP” in memo, and remit to Rick Chancellor or John Heidt. Thank you!)
iii. Westwood neighbors and community volunteers needed as Task Captains and project volunteers
C. Planning and Land Use Committee: Michael Metcalfe, Chair
i. Tender Greens: Request for support for Conditional Use Beverage Permit (CUB) application to allow sale of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at 1109 Glendon Avenue.
ii. Restaurant and Fast Food Uses in Westwood Village: Report on two recent West L.A. Area Planning Commission determinations on fast food and restaurant uses – Steve Sann
iii. 611 Gayley Avenue: Proposed development of new Fraternity House – Steve Sann

11. Old Business – None

12. New Business – None
A. Simms Commercial Development project: Proposed resolution for WCC to reaffirm its support for Simms project at 10925-10927 Lindbrook Drive and 1130-1140 Gayley Avenue to contain 5,000 square feet of retail on the ground level as originally proposed, and to support an appeal of a Director’s Determination filed by Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association – Sandy Brown
B. Homeless situation at Westwood Boulevard and Ohio Avenue: David Hekmat

13. 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)

14. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 2014, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

15. 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 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.