Westwood Community Council Meeting
A G E N D A
Monday, September 17, 2018 (Note Special Day & Date due to Yom Kippur Holiday) ▪ 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
- Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair
- Reading of the WCC’s Mission Statement: Philip Gabriel, Westwood Village property owner and business owner – Scrubs Unlimited
- Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public
- Certification of Quorum
- Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items may not be heard in the order listed below.)
- Conversation with UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck; question and answer session with WCC members. Suggested topics for discussion may include:
- UCLA’s long-term plans for development and/or redevelopment of Main Campus and West Campus
- Impacts of recent enrollment growth on housing shortage, spike in rental prices in Westwood, etc.
- Possible future enrollment cap in Westwood (UC Regents to accommodate future enrollment growth at other nine UC general campuses, all of which have much more available land and other resources)
- Possibility of developing a “second campus” or satellite campus to accommodate future enrollment growth (i.e., “vertical campus” in Downtown L.A. high-rise, Arts campus in Playa Vista, or elsewhere)
- UCLA’s current and future plans for additional: Student Housing, Faculty Housing, Academic Space, Research Facilities, Recreation Space, Open Space, Student Support Space, Office Space, Performing Arts and Museum venues, Parking, and other institutional needs in Westwood and elsewhere
- UCLA’s future plans for “The Hill” – repair/replacement of Sunset Canyon Rec Center, Sunset Village (redevelopment of Delta Terrace, Courtside), Lot 11, etc.; the need for sensitivity to the neighbors
- UCLA’s plans to redevelop the Ueberroth site, adjacent northeast corner of Gayley & Le Conte, etc.
- UCLA’s plans for continued property acquisition and/or leasing in Westwood Village and elsewhere
- UCLA’s development plans (use, massing, and density) for Lot 36 property in Westwood Village
- UCLA’s plans to integrate Westwood/UCLA Subway Station on Lot 36 into larger development vision
- UCLA’s plans for “last mile/first mile” transportation between Lot 36 Metro Station and Main Campus
- UCLA plan to tie into Metro’s proposal to connect the Valley with Westwood via 405/Sepulveda Pass
- UCLA’s plans for more bicycle infrastructure, and connection with approved Gayley Avenue bike lane
- Any plans to establish more Arts venues in the Village (Performing Arts theater, Fowler Museum, etc.)
- Impact of Geffen Academy development on Lot 36 site, and long term plans for Geffen Academy
- UCLA’s plans for 2028 Olympic Games, and how will this impact the Village and the rest of Westwood
- Continued commercialization and opening of new businesses on campus that compete directly with Village merchants; problem of giving students fewer and fewer reasons to come down into the Village
- UCLA’s role in providing “fun” for students on UCLA campus (Ackerman Union, The Hill, elsewhere).
- Community concern over height, density, scale, and character of UCLA developments in Westwood
- UCLA’s willingness to respect and honor key provisions (height, density, signage, historic preservation) of various Westwood Community and Specific Plans (i.e., Westwood Village Specific Plan, North Westwood Village Plan, Westwood Community Multi-Family Specific Plan, etc.)
- Westwood and UCLA – “Town and Gown” relationship, Westwood community issues and concerns
- UCLA’s role in formation and future operation of new North Westwood Neighborhood Council
- UCLA role in the Westwood Village Improvement Association (Business Improvement District)
- UCLA’s role in promoting and enforcing safe usage of motorized scooters in the Village and on campus
- Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
- LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
- Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services
- Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
- UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director
- Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
- 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).
- 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)
- Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
- Old Business
- New Business
- WRAC Recommended Motion to Request Extension of Community Plan Timeline by Planning Department: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council finds the Community Plans Update Outreach Plan timeline of 3 years to be overly ambitious (consider that the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert and Granada Hills Community Plans required 7 years, and the Expo Station Neighborhood Transit Plan required 4.5 years), potentially limiting adequate public input and feedback. Therefore, we request that the Planning Department be funded to extend the timeline if and as needed to accommodate achievement-anchored benchmarks.”
- WRAC Recommended Motion on Request for Planning Data Prior to Start of Community Plan Update: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council requests the Planning Department provide all information (listed below), prior to commencing any work on the Community Plan Update process. These data are prerequisite for meaningful asset-based grassroots planning input to any Community Plan, whether it is for the Westside’s first cycle (Palms–Mar Vista–Del Rey, Venice, Westchester–Playa del Rey, and West Los Angeles Community Plans) or second cycle (Bel-Air–Beverly Crest, Brentwood–Pacific Palisades, and Westwood Community Plans):
- What is the current aggregate population in the Community Plan area?
- What is the projected population in the build-out year?
How is it calculated? Who calculates it? Is the U.S. Census used?
- What is the population capacity in the current zoning, including R zones and C zones with already approved density bonuses (i.e., Transit Oriented Communities, Expo Station Transit Neighborhood Plan, etc.) and Accessory Dwelling Units?
- What is the population capacity in the proposed zoning, including R zones and C zones with already approved density bonuses (i.e., Transit Oriented Communities, Expo Station Transit Neighborhood Plan, etc.) and Accessory Dwelling Units?
- What is the capacity of jobs or count of jobs currently?
- What is the change in jobs as a result of proposed zoning, either by increase in C or M zones or reduction in jobs if C or M zones are decreased?
- WRAC Recommended Motion in Support of Protected Tree Ordinance: Resolved that, “The Westwood Community Council supports the initiative of Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin in their November 22, 2017 Motion to City Council to strengthen the City’s Protected Tree Ordinance (#177404).”
- Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November September 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
- 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
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB) – CANCELED: Wednesday, September 19, Meeting canceled due to Yom Kippur holiday
Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Thursday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
Friends of Westwood Library Pop-Up Book Sale: Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue
Second Annual Westwood Village Block Party: Sunday, September 23, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Broxton Avenue. To welcome new UCLA freshmen and transfer students, and to introduce them to Westwood Village.
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Note special date due to Yom Kippur holiday; generally on third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Civic Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue (Note new location.)
UCLA Fall Quarter Instruction Begins: Thursday, September 27
Tenth Annual UCLA Volunteer Day: Saturday, September 29. For new UCLA freshmen and transfer students. For more information, and to sign up to volunteer as a Project Leader or Task Captain, visit volunteer.ucla.edu.
Bob Baker Marionette Theater: Sunday, September 30, 2:30 p.m. Special children’s program featuring L.A.’s world renowned puppet theater. Free admission, free parking, and complimentary refreshments. Presented by Friends of Westwood Library. Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB) – CANCELED: Wednesday, October 3, Meeting cancelled due to Citywide Planning Staff meeting.
Indigenous Peoples Day (fka Columbus Day): Monday, October 8
Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Concert @ Westwood Library: Sunday, October 14, 2:30 p.m., Featuring Fiato String Quartet. Free admission, free parking, and complimentary refreshments. Presented by Friends of Westwood Library. Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue.
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Civic Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 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, October 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
Halloween: Wednesday, October 31
Federal, State and Municipal General Election Day: Tuesday, November 6
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) Annual Meeting (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Friday, November 9, 8:30 a.m. Conversation with Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum Director. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Veteran’s Day: Sunday, November 11
Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District, aka BID): Thursday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 22 (fourth Thursday of November)