Agenda – January 16, 2018

 Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, January 16, 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
  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. Special Presentation on Hammer Museum Gallery Expansion and Renovation Plans, followed by Q&A: Henry Clancy, Director of Operations, Hammer Museum
  7. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
    1. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
    2. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
    3. Office of California State Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Office Ambassador
    4. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Stephanie Cohen, West/Metro L.A. District Director
    5. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
    6. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
    7. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director
  8. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
    1. 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).
    2. 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 24, 9:30 p.m., Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard; sign up online at theycountwillyou.org
    3. Report on successful outcome of WCC Resolution calling on METRO to construct a Portal Entrance on south side of Wilshire Boulevard to Westwood/UCLA Subway Station for Purple Line Extension
  9. Distribution of 2018 WCC Calendar
  10. Distribution of 2018 Committee Preference Forms
  11. Memorial Tribute to Michael Metcalfe
  12. Treasurer’s Report: 2018 WCC Voluntary Dues Reminder – Dr. Jerry Brown, Treasurer
  13. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
  14. Old Business – None
  15. New Business
    1. Welcoming and Seating of new UCLA Student Representative: Cameron Keller, UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Representative
    2. Resolution to nominate architect Gene Fong, AIA, to Council Office, to serve on Westwood Design Review Board to fill vacant seat of retiring DRB member Doug Dworsky (see bio) – Steve Sann
    3. WRAC Resolution Opposing Senate Bill 827 (Weiner), a proposed Statewide planning override measure that would remove local government control over land use and planning authority within one-half mile of “high quality transit” (see Draft Resolution for complete language) – Steve Sann

16.  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)

17. Next REgular WCC Meeting:  Tuesday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 104075 Wilshire Blvd

18.  Motion to Adjourn – In Loving Memory of Michael Metcalfe

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

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, January 17, 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, January 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

UC Regents Meeting to Certify Final SEIR on proposed UCLA Student Housing Projects and Long Range Development Plan Amendments: Wednesday, January 24, 8:30 a.m., UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 24, 9:30 p.m., meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Blvd.; sign up online at theycountwillyou.org

Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, February 4, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library 1246 Glendon Avenue; featuring “Eight Brazilian Cellists” and complimentary post-concert reception; free admission and free parking at Westwood Library; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): TENTATIVE – Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); location TBA

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Thursday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

Presidents’ Day Holiday: Monday, February 19

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Library Book Sale: Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m., Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Special Children’s Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, March 18, 2:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Public Library 1246 Glendon Avenue; featuring “Peter and the Wolf” and complimentary post-concert reception; free admission and free parking at Westwood Library; Presented by Friends of Westwood Library

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard