Agenda July 16 2013

Westwood Community Council Meeting


Tuesday, July 16, 2013  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. Call to Order:  Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the Council’s Mission and Purposes:  Carol Spencer, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public4. Certification of Quorum

4. Certification of Quorum

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

6. Special Report by Jennifer Wells Green, Deputy Director – Advancement, Hammer Museum; and Gloria Gerase, Project Manager

A. Report on “Arts ReSTORE LA:  Westwood.  An Urban Renewal Project” to take place in Fall 2013

Background:  In May 2013, following two weeks of online voting by the public, the Hammer Museum was selected as a $100,000 grant winner from the Goldhirsch Foundation as part of the $1,000,000 “My LA2050 Challenge” whose goal is “intended to shape and build the future of Los Angeles.”  The museum’s winning idea was “to use the Hammer’s incredible network of local talent and expertise in arts and culture to curate an artisanal pop-up village in Westwood and offer a long term strategy to turn the neighborhood around permanently, by working with the building owners in the Village to provide work and retail space for artists and artisans in greater Los Angeles to sell their wares and artistic output.”  The Hammer’s proposal won in the “Arts & Cultural Vitality” category, and was one of ten winners selected out of 279 total submissions.  For more information visit

7. Special Presentation by Dan Mitchell,  Senior Transportation Engineer, Parking Meters Division, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

A. PowerPoint Presentation, discussion, and possible motion on “LA Express Park” planned expansion into Westwood Village, including all existing Village parking meters, Broxton Garage, and proposed for consideration in Westwood’s residential areas with preferential parking districts (L.A. City Council voted on Friday, June 28, 2013 to accept a $600,272 Federal Highway Administration grant to expand the program to Westwood8. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons

A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station:  Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer (by Officer Tim Hope)

B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz:  Sarah Mallory, Westwood Field Deputy

C. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Rachel Brashier, Assistant Director

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

10. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and community events of interest to Westwood Community (informational only, no discussion)i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board:  Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard (note new location)i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board:  Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard (note new location)

  1. i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board:  Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard (note new location)
  2. ii. Westwood Community Design Review Board:  Wednesday, July17, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
  1. iii. CANCELED – Westwood BID Board of Directors monthly Board meeting (Westwood Village Improvement Association):  Thursday, July 18, 8:30 a.m.
  2. iv. L.A. City Council hearing on proposed three-year renewal of Westwood BID:  Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m.; City Hall
  3. v. L.A. City Council continued hearing on “Public Convenience or Necessity” request for off-site sale of full-line alcohol by CityTarget in Westwood Village:  Friday, August 2, 10 a.m.; City Hall
  4. vi. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association):  Thursday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
  5. vii. West L.A. Area Planning Commission hearing on restaurant and fast food definitions under Westwood Village Specific Plan; Wednesday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.; Henry Medina building
  6. viii. Westwood BID Annual Meeting (Westwood Village Improvement Association):  Reception and Panel Discussion on “What Makes a Successful Business District?” with Kathleen Rawson, CEO, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.; Rob York, President, York Consulting Group; and Joan Pelico, District Director, Council District 5; Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 a.m.; Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue
  7. B. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members
  1. B. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members
  1. 11. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
  1. 12. Old Business
  1. A. WRAC Resolution on Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO) and Proposed Amendments:  Sandy Brown
  2. B. WRAC Resolution on Digital Billboards, Summit Media Case, and proposed Sign Districts:   Steve Sann
  3. C. WRAC Resolution Calling for Written Notice of Public Hearings and Proposed Change in Conditions of Approval (inspired by lack of notice regarding free parking at Westwood Century City):  Steve Sann
  1. 13. New Business
  1. A. Resolution supporting renewal of Westwood Business Improvement District (Westwood Village Improvement Association, Inc.) for three years (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016):  Steve Sann
  1. 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)
  2. 15. Next Regular WCC Meeting:  Tuesday, September 19, 2013, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room,10475 Wilshire Boulevard
  3. 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 MEET