Agenda – March 15, 2015

A G E N D A

Westwood Community Council Meeting

March 17, 2015 ▪ 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: David Friedman, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers/Westwood Village Rotary Club

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

A. Tuesday, September 16, 2014

B. Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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

7. Special Presentation by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Deputy City Attorney Veronica de La Cruz Robles (Neighborhood Prosecutor for Westwood and West Los Angeles) (35-40 minutes allocated)

A. Enhanced Neighborhood Prosecutor Program

B. Administrative Citation Enforcement Program (ACE)

C. Strike Force to Combat Illegal Dumping in the City

D. Parking on public parkways and public rights of way (especially in the North Village)

E. Boarding house issues – the number of unrelated individuals permitted to live under one roof

F. Homeless encampments/storage of belongings and furniture on public rights of way and in City parks

G. Conditional Use Beverage Conditions and Removal of Conditions on Existing CUBs (new ZA practice)

H. Illegal Billboards, Digital Billboards, Sign Districts, and proposed new citywide Sign Ordinance

I. Westwood Design Review Board (DRB) – directive to remove current members/appoint replacements

J. Prop D – Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Pharmacies

8. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (5 minutes per report)

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

B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jeffrey Ebenstein, Westwood Field Deputy

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

D. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Field Representative

E. UCLA Community & Local Government Relations: Carmen Healey, 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 the Westwood Community (informational only, no action)

i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard ii. Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 18 – CANCELED (due to lack of quorum) iii. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association) – Westwood Boulevard Bikeways presentation by Ryan Snyder (“Remove Nothing Plan”): Thursday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue 2 iv. Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Blvd. v. Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC): Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall; 10822 Wilshire Boulevard vi. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard vii. Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Blvd. viii. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue ix. Special Event: Westwood Village Fine Art Festival; Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Lindbrook Drive (between Westwood Blvd. and Glendon Ave., in front of Hammer Museum) x. Special Event: Westwood Branch Public Library Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, hosted by the Friends of Westwood Library: Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Day-long series of free special events for children, students, young adults, adults, and seniors including live musical performances, magic show, “Thor’s Reptile World” live animal presentation, temporary tattoo painting, Fire Truck, presentations by public officials, Anniversary Cake, refreshments, and more; all events free and open to the public; Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue

B. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

11. Special Presentation on proposed refurbishment/redesign of Westwood Gardens Park (1246 Glendon Avenue, next to Westwood Branch Public Library) – Chris Atencio, Landscape Architectural Associate, L.A. Department of Recreation & Parks (15 minutes)

A. Presentation and discussion of proposal to activate use of park with new installations including shade structures, children’s play equipment, adult exercise equipment, and increased landscaping, plus soil analysis to determine appropriateness for growth and sustainability of new and existing plant materials

12. Special Report on upcoming implementation of “Express Park L.A.” parking meter program in Westwood Village – Peer Ghent, Project Manager, L.A. Department of Transportation (LADOT) (10 minutes) A. May 2015 implementation of variable meter pricing based on demand and time of day, technology to eliminate meter feeding, pay-by-smartphone capability, and real-time information on parking availability

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

A. Representation Committee: Carole Magnuson, Chair

i. Recommendation to elect Roozbeh Farahanipour as Alternate Representative for Westwood South of Wilshire/Sepulveda Boulevard Business Stakeholders seat

14. Old Business A. Report on January 28, 2015 Homeless Count in Westwood (informational only, no action) – Steve Sann B. Update on Mayor’s “Great Streets” initiative on Westwood Boulevard and walk-though with Westwood community members and City staff (informational only, no action) – Steve Sann

15. New Business – None

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, May 19, 2015, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

18. 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.