WCC May Meeting Agenda Set

Westwood Community Council Meeting


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

Belmont Village Westwood Town Hall community room (ground floor)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard Westwood Los Angeles, CA 90024

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

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

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

4. Certification of Quorum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

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

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

12. Old Business

13. New Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. Motion to Adjourn

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