Agenda January 21, 2014

 Westwood Community Council Meeting 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 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 Council’s Mission and Purposes: 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 below may not be heard in the order listed.)

6. Special Presentation on proposed LAX Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) and transit options to LAX

A. Lisa Trifiletti, Manager of Capital Programming & Planning Group, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA); Christopher Koontz, Chief of Airport Planning, LAWA; and Jody Feerst Litvak, Community Relations, Metro

7. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons

A. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Katherine Hennigan, Economic Development Director

B. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer

C. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer

D. UCLA Community & Local Government Relations: Felicia Brannon, Director; and Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

8. Adoption of the Minutes of previous meetings

9. Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer’s Report: Dr. Jerry Brown, Treasurer/CFO

A. 2014 Annual Budget

B. 2014 Voluntary Dues – reminder: voluntary dues payments for current year will be gratefully received

(please make dues check payable to “Westwood Community Council” and remit to Dr. Jerry Brown)

10. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Distribution of 2014 WCC Meeting Schedule

B. “Survey L.A.” in Westwood Community Plan Area: L.A. City Planning Department Office of Historic Resources inventory of all historic resources in Westwood now underway; public input is requested

C. Arts ReSTORE LA update: two vendors (Fruitique, and Iron Curtain Press) still in the Village, and Homeboy Bakeries now a permanent vendor at Westwood Village Farmers’ Market (every Thursday)

D. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and community events of interest to the Westwood Community (informational only, no discussion) 

i. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

ii. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, February 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

iii. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, February 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

E. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

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

12. Old Business – None

13. New Business 

A. Election of Officers – Carole Magnuson, Chair, Nominations Committee

B. “Safety on Sunset” light pole banner campaign: Pacific Palisades Community Council request for WCC support for extension of this public service program into Westwood. Proposed resolution: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council endorses the “Safety on Sunset” public awareness campaign, supports the installation of light pole banners at key traffic safety locations on Sunset Boulevard east of the 405 Freeway to the Beverly Hills City Limit, and calls on Councilmember Koretz and the Los Angeles City Council to waive the usual city fees and the 90-day limit on the display of such light pole banners, to allow such traffic safety banners to remain in place for an extended period of time. – Bruce Schwartz, Safety on Sunset

C. WCC Bylaws: distribution of proposed amendments to WCC Bylaws (informational item only; no action will be taken at this time) – Carole Magnuson, Chair, Representation Committee

D. WRAC Resolution on Transit to LAX: Proposed resolution: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council supports a MetroRail station on the Crenshaw Line at the Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) proposed for LAX, which station also could serve as an additional station for the Green Line – Steve Sann

E. WRAC Resolution on SB 1818: Steve Sann. Proposed resolution: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council requests the City Controller, Housing Department and Los AngelesCity Council to inventory all income-restricted units built under SB 1818 and all RSO (RentStabilizationOrdinance) units and buildings that have replacedpre-1978 multi-family buildings–Steve Sann

14. 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)

15. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

16. 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 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.