Agenda – January 17, 2017

        

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  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: John Heidt, Chairman of Board of Trustees, Westwood United Methodist Church, and Board Member, Westwood Homeowners Association
  1. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public
  1. Certification of Quorum
  1. Consideration of the Agenda (Note: items below may not be heard in the order listed.)
  1. Introduction and Q&A with Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization Chair (2nd District, 2015-present), California Assemblymember and Speaker Pro Tempore (19th District, 2006-12), San Francisco Board of Supervisors Member (2002-06), and Candidate for California State Treasurer – (suggested time: 15 minutes)
  1. Conversation and Q&A with Jesse Max Creed, Candidate for Los Angeles City Council, Fifth District – discussing Westwood, Westwood Village, CD5, and citywide issues (suggested time: 15-20 minutes)
  1. Conversation and Q&A with Mark Matthew Herd, Candidate for Los Angeles City Council, Fifth District – discussing Westwood, Westwood Village, CD5, and citywide issues (suggested time: 15-20 minutes)
  1. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
    1. LAFD: Assistant Chief Armando Hogan, Assistant Bureau Commander of Operations, West Bureau
    2. Report on investigation into circumstances surrounding lack of any emergency response to Aaron Friedman medical incident on 405 Freeway northbound onramp at Wilshire, on Monday evening, November 28, at approximately 7:20 p.m.
    3. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
    4. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Field Representative & Constituent Services
    5. Office of California Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Ambassador
    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. Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer’s Report: Dr. Jerry Brown, Treasurer/CFO
  2. Reminder about WCC Voluntary Dues for 201
  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
  2.          Upcoming meetings, public hearings, and other special events of interest (For information only, No action; see Westwood Calendar of Meetings, Public Hearings, and Special Events of Interest, at end of this Agenda.)
  3.           Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members
  1. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
  1. Old Business – None
  1. New Business
  2. 2017 WCC Committee Assignments – distribution and collection of Committee Preference Forms (appointment of Representation Committee, Nominating Committee, other committees) – Steve Sann
  3. Update on Westwood BID Ad-Hoc Committee on Westwood Village Specific Plan – Steve Sann
  4. Update on Eviction Efforts by Watermark Retirement Communities at Vintage Westwood Horizons
  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, March 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
  1. Motion to Adjourn

 

Westwood Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings, and Special Events of Interest

 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, January 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): Thursday, January 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Special Event – 2017 Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 25: Check-in & Registration: 9:30 p.m.; Training: 10:00 p.m.; Deployment & Count: 11:00 p.m.; volunteers needed in all 11 of Westwood’s census tracts (drivers, navigators, counters); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Blvd., free parking at church, enter on Ashton Ave.; Sign up in advance to volunteer: www.theycountwillyou.org

West L.A. Chamber of Commerce “First Wednesday Breakfast” with Consul General of Israel, Sam Grundwerg: Wednesday, February 1, 7:00-9:00 a.m.; Olympic Collection, 11301 West Olympic Blvd.

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 15, 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): Thursday, February 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

Special EventLos Angeles City Council Fifth District Debate with candidates Jesse Max Creed, Paul Koretz, and Mark Matthew Herd debating Westwood, Westwood Village, CD 5 and citywide issues, sponsored by Westwood Community Council, Westwood Neighborhood Council & other Westwood groups: Tuesday, February 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Social Hall, 10750 Ohio Avenue (Selby & Ohio), free parking in church lot (enter on Selby) and on street. (Day after President’s Day Holiday.)

West L.A. Chamber of Commerce “First Wednesday Breakfast”: Wednesday, March 1, 7:00-9:00 a.m.; Olympic Collection, 11301 West Olympic Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles Consolidated Municipal Primary Election: Tuesday, March 7 (including L.A. Mayor, City Attorney, City Controller, Fifth District Councilmember, LAUSD Board of Education, L.A. Community College District Board of Trustees, Measure S – “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative” and other ballot measures.)

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 15, 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): Thursday, March 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

 

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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