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WCC Board Agenda for May 15, 2018

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, May 15, 2018  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

 

  1. Reading of the WCC’s Mission Statement: Clinton Schudy, Oakley’s Barber Shop

 

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

 

  1. Certification of Quorum

 

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

 

  1. Presentations on new Full-Service Sit-Down Restaurants coming to Westwood Village:
  2. Violet – Development, historic rehabilitation, and restoration of Cultural Resource patio building at 1121 Glendon Ave. (former Sak’s Teriyaki and second floor space) and creation of new sit-down restaurant, bar, and cooking school – Dana Slatkin, Executive Chef/Managing Member, The Sauce LLC
  3. Fellow – Development of new sit-down restaurant and bar at 1071 Glendon Ave. (former Moustache Café, Sushi Mura, and The Glendon Bar & Kitchen) – Philip Camino, Managing Member, Fellow LLC

 

  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 Lorango, Office Ambassador
  5. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Stephanie Cohen, West/Metro L.A. District Director
  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. Welcoming and Seating of new Alternate Rep. for Westwood Senior Living/Retirement/ Assisted Living Residential Stakeholders: Allison Marty, Executive Director, The Watermark at Westwood Village
  3. Motion on WVIA proposal to eliminate and/or reduce Code-required parking requirements in Westwood: Resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes the recommendation of the Parking Access, and Transportation Committee of the Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) “to eliminate the parking requirements for changes of use, to revise the parking requirements for new developments to 1 space per 1,000 square feet of floor area, and to eliminate Section 9E of the Westwood Village Specific Plan that calls for Replacement Parking requirements.” – Steve Sann
  4. WRAC Motion on Reserved Seating at City Council hearings for Neighborhood and Community Council Representatives (Refers to City Council file 15-0524): Resolved that, “in the interest of ensuring that local constituencies represented by Neighborhood and Community Councils are heard, the Westwood Community Council requests that seating be reserved at City departmental hearings, commission meetings, and Council meetings for members of Neighborhood and Community Councils. The Westwood Community Council further requests that the City Council introduces a motion to amend the Administrative Code (Section 22.819) to reflect this policy.” – Steve Sann
  5. Motion to Amend WCC Bylaws to Increase Student Seats on WCC Board: “Whereas the On-Campus Housing Coalition represents approximately 13,000 Westwood residents; and Whereas the Weyburn & Hilgard Residents Association represents approximately 2,000 residents; and Whereas the UCLA Graduate Students Association and Undergraduate Students Association represents approximately 44,000; and Whereas sharing just one voting and one alternate seat between all of these constituencies constitutes inadequate representation given the proportion of the Westwood Community that these stakeholders comprise:

Therefore be it resolved that the Westwood Community Council amend its bylaws to provide for separate voting and alternate seats for UCLA’s Graduate Students Association, Undergraduate Students Association, On Campus Housing Council and Weyburn & Hilgard Resident’s Association.” – Cameron Keller

 

  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, July 17, 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, May 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, May 16, 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 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

L.A. Department of City Planning Citywide DRB Board Member Training: Friday, May 18; Board Chair and Vice Chair Training, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; All Board Member Session, 10:00 a.m.-2;30 p.m.; City Hall East, Room 351; 200 North Main Street; L.A. 90012; Meetings open to the public (Sessions reportedly will be videotaped.)

8th Annual 5K Run/Walk for New Directions for Veterans: Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m., West L.A. Veterans Affairs Campus, 11303 Wilshire Boulevard, VA Bldg. 116; To register: NDVETS5K.ORG

16th Annual “Backstage at the Geffen”: Annual fundraising gala honoring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dick Van Dyke, benefitting Geffen Educational Programs; Sat., May 19; Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue

SPECIAL ELECTION – Westwood Neighborhood Council “North Westwood” Subdivision Election: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Polls Open 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Two Polls located at: Westwood Rec. Center, Room C, 1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 90025; and UCLA John Wooden Center Lobby, 221 Westwood Plaza, L.A. 90095; Free Parking at both locations; voting open to all “Stakeholders” 17+ who live, work, own property, own a business, attend school, worship, or regularly visit, use, or shop in Westwood, and who “Declare a Stake” in Westwood community as a “factual basis Stakeholder”. Citizenship not required; Documentation or Photo ID not required.

Westwood Library Quarterly Used Book Sale: Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., (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 Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard

UCLA Commencement Weekend: Friday-Sunday, June 15-17, 2018

Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, July 1, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library 1246 Glendon Avenue; “Independence Day Concert” featuring L.A. Police Department Band free admission and free parking at Westwood Library; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

March Board Meeting Canceled

Westwood Community Council members and other Westwood friends:

This is to confirm that we have canceled our regularly scheduled March WCC Board meeting, which would have taken place on Tuesday, March 20th.

There is a lack of pressing Council business this month, and a number of Council members will be out of town on Tuesday. We want to respect everyone’s time and not hold a meeting without good reason.

The meeting cancellation notice is attached.

I hope you will plan to join us at our May Board meeting that will be held on –

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood

Town Hall community room (first floor)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Please take a moment now to reserve this date on your calendar.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 15th, if not before.

With kindest regards,

For the Westwood Community Council….

STEVEN SANN

Chair

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, March 20, 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: www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org

AGENDA

Regularly scheduled

meeting of Tuesday, March 20, 2018

has been CANCELED

Next regularly scheduled meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood

Town Hall (Community Room)

10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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 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.

Board Meeting Next on Jan. 16, 2018

Our November 21st Westwood Community Council meeting has been CANCELED
due to a lack of quorum.
 
Please note (and mark in your calendar) that our NEXT regularly scheduled WCC meeting will be held on:
 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood
Town Hall (community room)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Items of business and reports that would have been discussed on Tuesday will be carried over to our January meeting.
Additionally, we are very pleased to announce that we recently received the nomination of a new Board member, Cameron Keller, a UCLA undergraduate, who has been appointed as the representative of the Undergraduate Students Association Council. Cameron will join us at our January meeting.
Thank you again for your service to our Westwood community, and please accept our best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, as well as Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
With kindest regards,
For the Westwood Community Council….
STEVEN SANN
Chair
Westwood Community Council
10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Los Angeles, CA  90024
t: 213.448.8147 (direct) | e: stevesann2001@yahoo.com

Topa Exec at WCC Board Meeting tonight

WCC is delighted to welcome Jim Brooks, President of Topa Management Company, as our special guest who will be making a special presentation to our Council at tonight’s Board meeting.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 16, 2016 in the Community Room of Belmont Village Westwood at 10475 Wilshire Blvd. 90024.
Jim Brooks leads the company that is the largest commercial property owner and landlord in Westwood Village. Jim has been directly responsible for bringing many of the most exciting and high quality new retail and restaurant tenants to Westwood Village.  These include:  Sur La Table, Paper Source, Francesca’s, the recently opened MAC cosmetics, the expanded “his and hers” Urban Outfitters, KazuNori, Sweetfin Poke, Jimmy John’s, the expanded Native Foods, and more.  Other Topa tenants in the Village include:  800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, TLT Food, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Corner Bakery Cafe, Headlines Diner & Press Club, Victoria’s Secret, T-Mobile, Citibank, European Wax Center, The Tanning Boutique, GFA Architects, UCLA Extension, and the Westwood Village Synagogue, among others.
Notably, Jim also championed and personally oversaw the sweeping historic restoration of the 1930 Shepard Mitchell Building, now called the Kinross Cornerstone Building.  This spectacular historic restoration project was honored by the Los Angeles Conservancy with its prestigious 2017 Historic Preservation Award earlier this month.
Jim also serves as Vice Chair of the Westwood Village Improvement Association Board of Directors (WVIA), the Business Improvement District for Westwood Village.  He also chairs its Clean Safe and Beautiful Committee, which oversees the maintenance and improvements to our Westwood Village sidewalks, street trees, twinkle lights, and other physical infrastructure in the Village, as well as the BID’s homeless outreach services.  Additionally Jim serves on the BID’s Executive Committee and its Business Attraction and Retention (BAR) Committee.
In Fall 2013, Jim played a pivotal role in supporting the Hammer Museum’s innovative “Arts ReSTORE L.A.” curated retail pop-up event.  With Jim’s strong support, along with that of the Anderson Family, Topa provided to Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin and her staff all but one of the retail storefronts needed for that highly creative month-long arts initiative.
This will be an opportunity for you to hear directly from Jim about the current plans and future vision for Westwood’s largest retail and restaurant portfolio.

March meeting cancelled

 

The regularly scheduled March 21, 2017 meeting of the Westwood Community Council has been cancelled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place May 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Belmont Village  Westwood.  Jim Brooks, President of Topa Management Company, will be joining us  for an in-depth discussion on Westwood Village issues.

Topa, as you may know, is the largest commercial landlord in Westwood Village and has been responsible for bringing many of the most exciting and highest quality retail, restaurant, and professional services tenants to the Village. These include: Sur La Table, Paper Source, Urban Outfitters, Francesca’s, the new MAC cosmetics (now under construction), KazuNori, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Sweetfin Poke, TLT Food, Native Foods, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and more. Other Topa tenants include: Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel, T-Mobile, Citibank, European Wax Center, The Tanning Boutique, Corner Bakery, Headlines Diner & Press Club, Iso Asian Fusion, UCLA Extension, and the Westwood Village Synagogue, among others.

As Topa President, Jim championed and oversaw the sweeping $1.5 million historic restoration of the 1930 Shepard Mitchell Building, now called the Kinross Cornerstone, at the corner of Gayley & Kinross. This beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival structure, originally designed by Master Architect Stiles O. Clements (who also designed the Geffen Playhouse/Masonic Affiliate Clubhouse building on Le Conte, among many other landmark structures throughout Los Angeles), was restored under the guiding hand of Nadel Architects. Topa and Nadel will be honored on May 3rd by the Los Angeles Conservancy with a prestigious Historic Preservation Award for 2017.

Please mark you calendars now and plan to join us.