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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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 

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: John Heidt, Westwood United Methodist Church 

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 Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative 
  • D. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative 
  • E. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Field & Policy Deputy 
  • F. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director 

7. Special presentation, project update, and possible motion on the proposed State licensing of The Watermark at Westwood Village, 947 Tiverton Avenue (former Vintage Westwood Horizons site) – Allison R. Marty, Managing Director, Watermark Retirement Communities 

8. 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. 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood – Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m. (meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, free parking on site). 
  • C. Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant/Tanino Ristorante), 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard – Successfully declared a Historic-Cultural Monument by Los Angeles City Council in December 2019 
  • D. Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow, 1073 Glendon Avenue, Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space (free to the public) 

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

10. Old Business 

  • A. Report on Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners’ meeting of January 16th re proposed second synthetic Multipurpose/Soccer Field at Westwood Park (aka “Tommy’s Field”) – Sandy Brown 

11. New Business 

  • A. Presentation and discussion on proposed Westwood Village historic preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse framework to achieve community revitalization, and proposal to engage UCLA Urban Planning Masters student and fourth-generation Westwood resident Samuel Siegel to prepare a Capstone Research Project report and presentation to the WCC in May 2020 – Steve Sann and Sam Siegel (Masters Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs) 

12. 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 minutes per speaker) 

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

14. Motion to Adjourn 

EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE WESTWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL (WCC) ON AN 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. In accordance with its Bylaws, the 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. 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 for motor vehicles and bicycles in its underground garage, which may be 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. 3 

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

2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m., meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Friends of Westwood Library Pop-Up Book Sale: Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue (free parking on site) 

Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow: Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space, public invited, 1073 Glendon Avenue 

Opening Celebration of new Hammer Museum Exhibition: Saturday, February 1, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Paul McCarthy – Head Space Drawings (1963-2019), 10889 Wilshire Boulevard; rsvp: hammer.ucla.edu/winterparty20 

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

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

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

President’s Day Holiday: Monday, February 17 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, February 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Iconic Westwood Village Guided Tour and Bar Crawl: Saturday, February 22, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., Co-sponsored by Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) and Los Angeles Conservancy, featuring five Westwood Village restaurants & bars – Audrey at the Hammer, Broxton Brewery & Public House, Fellow, Rocco’s Tavern, and Skylight Gardens (ticketed event, 21+; $30/per guest includes small bites and one drink per location) 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive 

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”): Thursday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue 

2020 West Los Angeles Homeless Count Coming Up

Each year, volunteers count the number of people experiencing homelessness throughout the county through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. Thousands of volunteers are needed to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County.

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place January 21-23. Sign up today at TheyCountWillYou.org.

  • January 21, 2020: San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys 
  • January 22, 2020: West Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, & the South Bay
  • January 23, 2020: Antelope Valley, Metro Los Angeles, and South Los Angeles

Already registered? Feel free to recruit your friends, family, and coworkers to join the Count! And, if you are willing, post a brief message on social media and link to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count website for people to register.

WCC Supports Historic Monument Status for Westwood Building

Voting unanimously, the Westwood Community Council Tuesday night voted to join the growing number of Angelenos who want to designate the historic Kelley Music Building in Westwood as an Historic-Cultural Monument.  The WCC motion supports a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to support the Los Angeles Conservancy’s nomination of the 1930 Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant, Tanino Ristorante Building), designed by Master Architect Paul Revere Williams, and located at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard in Westwood Village, as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and to support the Commission’s recommendation that the Los Angeles City Council add this property to the City’s official list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

The Kelley Music Building is important for its association with the early development of Westwood Village and as one of the earliest commercial architectural commissions by master architect Paul Revere Williams. Completed in 1930, the Kelly Music Building was part of the initial development phase of Westwood Village, which officially opened in late 1929.

In June 2019, the Conservancy nominated the building for local Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) recognition. On July 18, the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) voted in support to take the HCM nomination under consideration. 

On September 19, the CHC met to review and voted in full support of the HCM nomination. It will now go before the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee. A date for PLUM has been set for November 26 at 2:30pm.  

://www.laconservancy.org/locations/kelly-music-building-tanino-ristorante

UCLA on WCC Agenda for Tuesday, Nov 19 Meeting

Westwood Community Council Members and other Westwood Friends:

Happy November!
This is a reminder that our next WCC meeting will be held on –

Tuesday, November 19th
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood
Town Hall community room (first floor)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90024
Our agenda is attached below.

This is our LAST scheduled meeting of 2019 (and for this decade!), and it promises to be very informative.  
UCLA’s activities are our topic and we have two special guests to address our issues.

First we will introduce and have a lively conversation with Jennifer Poulakidas, UCLA’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations.  In this key position Jennifer oversees all of UCLA’s governmental relations — at the Federal, State, County, Metro, and City levels.  She is also is responsible for directing and overseeing UCLA’s community relations, including with our local Westwood community. (Jennifer follows Keith Parker in this role.)
Jennifer was appointed to this very important position earlier this year, following a nationwide search.

Additionally, we are very happy to welcome back one of UCLA’s most influential campus administrators who has addressed our Westwood Community Council on two previous occasions — UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck

Vice Chancellor Beck has wide ranging duties at UCLA including including directly managing an annual operating budget of $900 million, 5,200 employees, and eleven major campus departments (including Financial Services, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Transportation and Events, UCLA Police Department, Facilities Management, Campus Human Resources, Information Technology, Environmental Health & Safety, Central Ticket Office, and more). 

Additionally, Michael and his wife are Westwood neighbors who reside in the Westwood Homeowners Association area.  He also served as a Board member and Vice President of the Westwood Business Improvement District.  Living in Westwood, Michael sees much of what we see on a day to day basis in the Village and greater Westwood.

With so many significant UCLA construction projects underway, other developments in the pipeline that will affect both Westwood and UCLA, as well as significant recent property acquisitions by UCLA (Gayley Center, Oxy Building, 924 Westwood, among them), many WCC members have been asking numerous UCLA-related questions.  This will be an opportunity to hear directly from one of UCLA’s highest ranking administrators about what our “neighbor to the north” is doing, and to get your questions answered.

See Agenda here

WCC Board Sets Agenda for September 17, 2019 Meeting

Westwood Community Council Meeting

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 17, 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: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

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 County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

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

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

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: 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).

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

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

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negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. 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)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. 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.

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

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 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 “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

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

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ▪ 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

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

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 County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

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

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

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: 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).

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

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. 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)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. 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, Holidays, and Events of Interest:

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month);

West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 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 “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues

UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

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

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue

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

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); Westwood Community Council Meeting AGENDA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ▪ 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

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: David Lorango, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, The Wonderful Company; Westwood community multi-family residential stakeholder

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 County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Erin Schneider, Metro/West L.A. Field Deputy

D. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador

E. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative

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

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

H. UCLA Government and Community Relations: 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).

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

9. Old Business

A. Proposal for Second Synthetic Soccer Field at Westwood Park – Linda Blank: “Motion to SUPPORT

development of a new synthetic soccer/multipurpose field at a suitable and appropriate location; to OPPOSE the proposed construction of this second synthetic soccer field at Westwood Park, which is the only park in the area that has an existing artificial turf soccer field, and which would require removal of at least 15 trees and destruction of six existing lighted tennis courts and two existing lighted basketball courts, and which would cost an estimated $3,900,000 in Quimby/Park Fees to replace just two of the six destroyed tennis courts and the two basketball courts, of which only $1,200,000 is bring provided by donor TM23 Foundation to construct the synthetic soccer field only, resulting in a needless and massive waste of public funds; to urge the Recreation and Parks Commission to direct its Department of Recreation and Parks staff to conduct a thorough, objective, and evidence-based analysis of possible alternative locations, including possibly Cheviot Hills Recreation Center as well as other possible sites including Stoner Park, Palms Park, Barrington Park, Palisades Park, Daniel Webster Middle School, and other possible sites; and to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks staff to use its best efforts to renew, repair, and continuously maintain the open grass field at Westwood Park, including using Department resources for a possible new irrigation system, new soil underlay, and/or regular reseeding to ensure the ongoing maintenance, operation, and use of the open grass field.”

10. New Business

A. Proposal to call for expansion of Westwood Recreation Center property – Steve Sann: “Motion to call on the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission and management staff, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and any other elected officials who can assist this cause to use their best efforts to

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negotiate with the Department of Water and Power management to acquire the use of the property (either by purchase, lease, land swap, or other means) located at 1394 South Sepulveda Boulevard and surrounding acreage, for the Department of Recreation and Parks, including the DWP billing office, surrounding storage yard and staging facility located directly south of Westwood Recreation Center, as an expansion site to meet current and projected increased recreational needs of the growing Westwood community, and especially given the urgency arising from the fact that the Department of Recreation and Parks will be losing use of leased property located on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, including MacArthur Soccer Field, possibly the Barrington Dog Park, and other facilities, which may result in the relocation of substantial athletic programs and activities from the Barrington Recreation Center to the Westwood Recreation Center.”

11. 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)

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

13. 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.

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

Department of Recreation and Parks Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force: Vote on proposed second synthetic soccer field and related improvements at Westwood Park and Recreation Center; Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.; Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 South Hoover Street

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, September 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 “BID”):

Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue Cultural Heritage Commission: vote to recommend to City Council that they declare the Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant building/Tanino Ristorante building) at 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard a Historic-Cultural Monument; Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.; City Hall; 200 North Spring Street

Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 3 Pre-Construction Community Meeting:

Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Third Annual Westwood Village Block Party (for incoming UCLA Freshmen, incoming Transfer Students, and Westwood community members): Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., Broxton and Weyburn Avenues UCLA Fall Quarter (First Day of Instruction): Thursday, September 26

UCLA Centennial Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 28; 100 sites around the globe

Rosh Hashana: Sunday sunset, September 29-Tuesday sunset October 1

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Yom Kippur: Tuesday sunset, October 8-Wednesday sunset, October 9

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

Indigenous People’s Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 14

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday 2:00 a.m., November 3

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

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November

13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) Annual Meeting: Keynote presentation by Planning Director Vince Bertoni; Thursday, November 7, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Nimoy Studio, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard