Westwood Community Council Board Meeting
A G E N D A
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 ▪ 7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA 90024
NOTE: COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE
PLEASE SEE REQUIREMENTS AT END OF AGENDA
Please arrive 15 minutes early to comply with COVID-19 Protocols (see below).
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’s Mission Statement: Clinton Schudy, Oakley’s Barber Shop
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: Officer James Allen, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Tahour, Westwood Field & Policy Deputy
C. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Deputy District Director – Outreach
D. UCLA Government & Community Relations: Jennifer Poulakidas, Associate Vice Chancellor – Government & Community Relations, and Carmen Healey, Assistant Director
7. 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. 2022 Voluntary Dues (Note: due to COVID, the WCC has not solicited or collected Voluntary Dues for the previous two years. Now that the WCC has resumed in-person meetings, it is timely to resume the practice of inviting WCC members to make a Voluntary Dues contribution to cover limited expenses. Thank you.)
8. Reports from WCC Standing Committees, Ad-Hoc Committees, and Organizational Liaisons
9. Consent Calendar – None
10. Special Presentation – “Centennial, Cents, and Sensibility: Envisioning a Westwood Village Revival, 1929-2029” (Part 3 of 3 – Design Interventions, Recommendations, and Discussion) by Samuel P. Siegel, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: Final report, recommendations, and discussion of Samuel’s 2020-21 UCLA Capstone Research Project featuring a comparative analysis of historic preservation, traditional urbanism, adaptive reuse, and community cultural practices in Westwood Village and Downtown Santa Barbara, with an additional study of Old Pasadena, and a proposed framework to achieve renewal and revitalization of Westwood Village. This report was developed against the backdrop of pending amendments to the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a planned update to the Westwood Community Plan, the arrival of the Wilshire Purple “D” Line Subway in 2027, and the 2029 Centennial of Westwood Village. (Continued from Part 2 of Samuel’s presentation, on July 19, 2022.)
See Google Drive link to Samuel Siegel’s complete visual presentation if you would like to refresh your recollection on Part I and Part 2 of his presentation, and/or preview Part 3:
See Google Drive link to Samuel’s full Capstone Report (301 pages) for your review. (Also accompanying the agenda is Samuel’s six-page Executive Summary of his Capstone Report.)
11. Old Business – None
12. New Business – Discussion of September 13, 2022 letter from UCLA Vice Chancellor Michael Beck to Metro re: Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, change in UCLA position re: On-Campus Station, and proposed Automated People Mover from Lot 36 through Westwood Village to UCLA campus. (Note: Vice Chancellor Beck has been invited to attend our November 15 WCC meeting to discuss this in detail.)
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, November 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
15. Motion to Adjourn
COVID-19 Protocols at Belmont Village Westwood: The Westwood Community Council has resumed in-person meetings at Belmont Village Westwood in 2022. In consideration of Belmont’s sensitive population, and as a senior residential and healthcare facility, all WCC members and guests entering Belmont for the first time must check into a lobby kiosk, type in first and last name, answer a few heath status questions, scan their vaccination card showing dates of full vaccination, including booster if eligible, and provide a touchless forehead temperature check. Kiosk will photograph front and back of vaccination card. Upon approval of photos for legibility, visitor’s name will be added to Belmont’s pre-approved guest list. On subsequent visits, only a touchless temperature check and answering a few health status questions is required. Unvaccinated persons may conduct an on-site, self-administered COVID-19 rapid test, using a rapid test kit they provide and self-administer on-site, or they may purchase a rapid test kit from Belmont ($15, cash or check only) and self-administer on-site, with results in 5-15 minutes. Upon negative rapid test result, touchless temperature check, and answering a few health status questions, visitors will be admitted. In accordance with the Governor’s mandate and L.A. County Health regulations, Belmont, as a senior residential and healthcare facility, requires face masks to be worn by all persons at all times while inside the facility, unless eating or drinking.
WCC PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY: In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (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. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE WESTWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL (WCC) ON ANY 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. The WCC 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 is located at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, next to the Westwood United Methodist Church main sanctuary (east of Warner Avenue). For guests driving a personal vehicle, free self-parking is available in the Belmont Village garage, accessed from Wilshire Boulevard. Enter driveway, proceed under the overhang, and turn right into the garage. Park on levels P2, P3, or P4 and take the elevator or stairs located near southwest corner of the garage up to the first floor. The Town Hall community room is located on the first floor, across the elevator in the main lobby. Belmont Village also can be reached by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard, including Metro Line 20 and Metro Rapid Line 720. Belmont is located one and one-half blocks west of the Beverly Glen bus stop. Bicycle parking is located inside the garage on level P1, along the railing. Belmont Village is a fully ADA accessible facility. Please note Belmont Village Westwood’s COVID-19 protocols detailed above. 3
Westwood Community Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings & Events of Interest
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Zoom. (Meeting only to extend Governor’s emergency order; no cases to be reviewed.)
UCLA First Day of Instruction – Fall Quarter 2022: Thursday, September 22.
Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA): Thursday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Zoom.
Holmby Park Advisory Board (HPAB): Thursday, September 22, 5:30 p.m. (generally third or fourth Thursday every other month); Zoom.
14th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 24 (in partnership with USC, presenting “Serve LA 2022”). For more information. and to volunteer, visit: https://volunteer.ucla.edu/day
Rosh Hashanah: Sunday at Sunset, September 25-Tuesday at Sunset, September 27.
UCLA + Westwood Community Candidate Forum for Los Angeles City Council District 5 and Los Angeles County Supervisor District 3: Wednesday, September 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater; Check-in 6:00-7:00 p.m., CD 5 Candidate Forum 7:00-8:00 p.m., SD 3 Candidate Forum 8:00-9:00 p.m. In person event and live streamed. To RSVP visit: https://hammer.ucla.edu/2022candidateforum
Westwood Park Advisory Board (WPAB): CANCELED – Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. (generally fourth Wednesday every month); Zoom.
Yom Kippur: Tuesday at Sunset, October 4-Wednesday at Sunset, October 5.
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): CANCELED DUE TO YOM KIPPUR HOLIDAY – Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Zoom.
North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. (first Wednesday every month); Zoom.
UCLA First Thursdays – Farmers Market and Block Party: Thursday, October 6 (first Thursday every month), 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.; Broxton Avenue.
Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Zoom.
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Zoom.
Friends of Westwood Library “Big Book Sale” (FWL): Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; all proceeds support Westwood Branch Public Library.
Friends of Westwood Library and Los Angeles Musical Salon present free Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, October 23, 2:30 p.m. featuring Westwood Library’s “Quartet in Residence” Fiato String Quartet with special guest pianist Micah Yui performing Brahms and Schumann piano quintets to officially welcome the gift of a Baby Grand Piano to the Friends of Westwood Library; Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue.
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Monday, October 24 (note special date), 6:00 p.m. (generally the third Monday every month); Zoom.
Halloween: Monday, October 31
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Zoom.
North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. (first Wednesday every month); Zoom.
UCLA First Thursdays – Farmers Market and Block Party: Thursday, November 3 (first Thursday every month), 12 noon to 10:00 p.m.; Broxton Avenue.
General Election Day (City, County, State, and Federal races): Tuesday, November 8.
Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Zoom.
Los Angeles Conservancy “All Roads Lead to Westwood” Walking Tours: Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, a two-day celebration of tours and self-guided discovery of historic buildings and places in Westwood Village, UCLA campus, Holmby-Westwood residential area, and Persian Square area of Westwood.
Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard.
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Zoom.
Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 24
UCLA First Thursdays – Farmers Market and Block Party: Thursday, December 1 (first Thursday every month), 12 noon to 10:00 p.m.; Broxton Avenue.
Friends of Westwood Library “Big Holiday Book Sale” (FWL): Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; all proceeds support Westwood Branch Library.