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.